Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Eat Me… Drink Me… Party!


Join Alice and the Mad Hatter at Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival as there’s loads of great things do - eat, drink and enjoy the packed programme of live music, entertainment and fun.

It’s the Maddest festival yet with a whole world of treats lined up over the four day bank holiday weekend with something to make everyone happy – even the Queen of Hearts!


Every day at the festival children can join Alice on her adventures as she falls into a world of peculiar creatures at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Children will love the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where magical creatures will be brought to life.

During the tea party there will be chance to experience a lively interactive Alice in Wonderland musical, make a fun mask to take home and even play croquet with the Red Queen, share a snack with Alice and sip a cup of tea with the March Hare at the specially prepared picnic – just don’t wake up the Dormouse!

  • 50 minute experience
  • Craft activity / games / stories 21 mins
  • Performance 12 mins
  • Food 15 mins
  • The Goodbye 2 mins

The picnic will contain goodies from Slattery, Carrs Pasties and Aldi.

If you have special dietary requirements no problem, just let us know when you book your tickets!

And there's more...

Don't fancy joining the kids?

Don't worry there’s something for everyone with lots more special events on the menu this year… with Saturday Brunch, Pastie and Beer tasting and Made In Bolton by Aiden Byrne, Afternoon Tea and Wine Tasting.

Enjoy food and drink from fantastic artisan traders in our markets, watch some of the best chefs around cook up a storm in our celebrity and regional chef cookery demonstrations or simply kick back and relax and enjoy the live music and entertainment.

Did we also mention our jam-packed music and entertainment, and plenty of bars including a brand new festival bar on Le Mans Crescent and lots of seating areas?

So, what are you waiting for, hop aboard and enjoy the best Bolton has to offer!

1pm and 3pm - Friday 25th

10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm - Saturday 26th

10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm - Sunday 27th

10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm - Monday 28th

Alice’s Wonderland Marquee


Cost £5 Children,

£2.50 Adults

(Children must be accompanied by an adult)