The Queen of Hearts Day - Sunday 8th July

The Queen of Hearts to rule over Alice Day celebrations at Oxford Castle Quarter


Oxford Castle Quarter will be a focal point of the Alice Day celebrations this weekend – 7th and 8th July – when the Castle’s very own Queen of Hearts oversees fun, family activities within the grounds of the city’s historic site.

On Sunday 8th July, from 12 noon, families can participate in a range of activities inspired by Alice in Wonderland, including the Queen of Heart’s favourite pastime of flamingo croquet!

Guests can enjoy the enclosure of Oxford Castle Quarter’s old prison exercise yard, and, while children indulge in the croquet, or have their picture taken in the Mad Hatter’s peep hole or giant deckchair, adults can unwind on one of the provided for deck chairs or picnic blankets with a freshly brewed coffee and jam tart from The Castleyard Café.

Oxford Castle will also be the set of the river journey installation on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July from 11am-3pm. This family friendly activity will be led by artists featured in the Always Tea Time exhibition at the Story Museum.

Following the event, why not treat your little party guests to a bite in one of the nearby restaurants? From the convivial Prezzo or Pizza Express, to the Castleyard Café for sandwiches and cake, or even the Malmaison Hotel for Afternoon Tea