Each year Oxford celebrates the story of Alice in Wonderland by transforming the city.
Each year Oxford celebrates the story of Alice in Wonderland by transforming the city of into well, a wonderland that would make Lewis Carroll proud. The fun-packed day commemorates the very first telling of one of the most famous children’s tales, which took place on 4th of July, 1962 in Oxford, when Charles Dodgson wanted to entertain his kids with the story of the curious little girl named Alice. Three years later he would write the story under his more famous pen name, and history was made. Oxford’s Story Museum is responsible for organising the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, the Wonderland walks, storytelling activities and a Dodo quiz, all taking place over the course of one day, plus there is craft-making, a white rabbit trail and other activities suitable for all the family. Many events are free, and take place at local libraries, museums and parks.