Friday 7th – Monday 10th April 2023



“I fancied things like fairy tales never happened. Now I’m in the middle of one!” said Alice.

Join Alice on her exciting journey through Easter In Wonderland with new reimagined content for 2023!

It’s a magical adventure with activities for all the family – including our specially produced Mad Hatter’s NEW Circus Show – all set in the enchanting grounds and gardens of wonderful Whatton House.

Everything will get curiouser and curiouser as you meet the real-life characters from Lewis Carroll’s classic. Disappear through a tree-trunk tunnel into a dreamland that’s as mad as it’s merry. Wander free where your curiosity takes you. Join in or just watch as Whatton’s woodland becomes a wonderland alive with exciting encounters.

“And Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter’s Circus!”

The amazing Mad Hatter and his friends decide to stage their own circus with a mighty oak as their Big Top of Talent.

Look for secret clues all around the grounds, each one a brain-teaser taking you on a treasure hunt full of surprises. Meet the White Rabbit and his forest of friends, and beware the right royal rage of the Queen of Hearts and her Playing Card Guards.

“Eat me. Drink me” said the labels.

We promise you won’t shrink to doll-size or grow like a giant, as Alice did. But our special seasonal catering will delight Wonderland visitors, large and small. It’s the perfect tasty treat during your day out in Wonderland at Whatton.

Please note, once the family tickets are sold out, no more will be available.


What do I need to do to visit?

All visitors must pre-book their space online prior to visiting, all tickets are date specific and valid for that day/time only, so please book and plan accordingly

You should allow at least 2 hours for your experience.

All tickets are ‘E-Tickets’ please show them on your phone when you arrive for a touchless experience

Card/contactless payments are encouraged where possible

How does your trail operate?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your entry time slot. You will not be permitted to join the queue line earlier than your allocated time. If you arrive early please wait until it is your allocated time slot.

On entry to the gardens you will be given a ticket to the Mad Hatter’s Show. Before and after the time shown on the ticket you are free to take part in the trail/enjoy all the gardens have to offer but you must arrive in time for your show (this area will be clearly marked and signed).

Please arrive 15 minutes before your show entry time to ensure we run on time.

Event Opening times on all dates

10am-6pm (last entry time 3.30pm)

Gates will close promptly at 6pm no lingering after this time please!

What is the recommended age for the event?

The recommended age is 3 years and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Children under 2 years are permitted free of charge

A child ticket is for 12 years and under only.

Is the event wheelchair friendly?

The trail and circus are wheelchair and buggy friendly however some trail clues may be off the paths so assistance from another member of your party will be required, no wheelchairs or mobility scooters on the grass please.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs, other than guide dogs, are not permitted in any area including the car park, courtyard and garden. Please do not leave your dog in your car, please leave them safe at home.

What should I wear?

Outdoor clothing and footwear – it is springtime however it could still be wet and cold

Fancy dress is encouraged!


There will be a number catering vans on-site and a bar as well. Please stay a while and enjoy the atmosphere.

All catering facilities are payable extras and are not included in your ticket price

Please note intoxicated guests causing disturbance will be removed from the event.

Can I buy tickets on arrival?

No sorry, you must pre-book online. This ensures we have manageable and safe capacity limits; we recommend you book in advance as we anticipate demand will be high.


You are advised that this event has been advertised as a walking trail. Stout footwear and warm clothing are recommended if the weather is inclement.


The attraction will run whatever the weather so please dress according to the forecast for the day.

Toilet facilities

Please ensure you use toilet facilities as promptly as possible and leave them in a clean manner as you’d expect to find them yourselves. Do not allow children to use facilities on their own.

The venue accepts no responsibility for personal injury, loss or damage to valuables or personal belongings.