To celebrate the completion of the Public Realm scheme, visitors are encouraged to jump down the rabbit hole to Curiously Comber to see the town become transformed into a ‘Wonderland’ on Thursday 24 March with some very curious goings on.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Alice in Wonderland is a story of a curious girl who meets fun characters while exploring a magical world and Comber is filled with many undiscovered hidden gems.
This free family event, Curiously Comber will include many fun activities but as Alice says:
“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have tea?”
Visitors can start their adventure at the Mad Hatters Tea Party in St Mary’s in the Square Church Hall were visitors may also find some curious creatures!
There will be special appearances throughout the day from Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
A unique acrobatic show ‘Curious World’, will take place around Comber Square at 1pm and 3pm with Alice and the Mad Hatter
Comber Farmers’ Market will run for the day from 9am with the very finest local producers bringing their distinctive seasonal wares.
There will be an array of fun filled themed events across the town.
Using the special Curiously Comber magical map, visitors will be able to discover workshops, displays, special offers, demonstrations, ‘Eat me’ Macaron stations and much more.
Local children have been involved in the event with the ‘Alice in Comberland’ story writing competition and their work will be displayed in venues across Comber.
The Curiously Comber map will be available as a pull out supplement on the day of the event in the Newtownards Chronicle, showing visitors all the best places to explore.
Further information on the event can be found at www.visitardsandnorthdown.com.