The makeover will be unveiled on Saturday 1st August when families are welcome to travel on an interactive adventure through the centre; starting in the rabbit hole in the iconic dome with book swapping and storytelling, past the magic mirrors for photo opportunities, onto the tea time zone with cake decorating and hat design and through the rose garden to colour-in and play croquet.
For those curious enough to enter, there will be a 6ft maze with only one way in and one way out and giant board games such as connect four, chess and Lego.
Visitors can also take part in a treasure hunt, weaving around the life-size props, to find clues and get help from the Alice In Wonderland characters.
Michelle Jackson, Victoria Square Centre Manager, is thrilled to bring an event of this scale to Northern Ireland. “We have had so much fun planning this event and it is set to be truly enchanting. It will be a feast for the eyes and there will be so much to discover not only in the mall but the restaurants and in the shops too. It has been designed to bring out the child in everyone, so should appeal to children and adults alike.”
With the help of Autism NI, a zone has been set aside on level two where children with disabilities can enjoy a quiet area with toys that have been specifically chosen to cater for their needs.
All information about the event, including the centre’s opening hours, can be found at www.victoriasquare.com
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Alice In Wonderland look-a-like, Freyja Miskelly (7) from Bangor with rabbit “Snowy”, is reminding everyone not to be late for a very important date at Victoria Square this Summer. From Sat 01 – Sat 31 August, Victoria Square will magically transform into a wonderland of its own to mark the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’. Families are invited to discover the magic world of Alice and visit the rabbit hole in the dome, explore a 6ft maze, play giant board games, complete a treasure hunt and lots more! All information about the event can be found at www.victoriasquare.com
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