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Hotham Park illuminated for magical Alice in Winterland experience

Alice in Winterland Bognor Regis is set to play host to a magical new ‘Alice in Winterland’ attraction in December, hosted by Arun District Council.

Visitors will see Hotham Park aglow with an immersive light trail illuminating sections of the park, including the Alice in Wonderland sculptures that live there.

And things will be getting ‘curiouser and curiouser’ for youngsters with a scavenger hunt through the woody pathways to find the characters.

On certain days, the adventure golf will reinvent itself as glow golf and the miniature train will be lit up and going full steam ahead as part of the magical Alice in Winterland experience.

The illuminated trail will lead you into the park from the ice-rink, located in the London Road lorry park this year. As in previous years, the attraction – which is now open and will run until Monday 2 January 2023 - will sit alongside hot food and drink stalls, with some extra rides this year. Booking can be made by visiting Ice Skating on the Prom - Ice Skating in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Once inside the park, Hotham Park Café will be open - with many other fantastic cafés and restaurants just a short walk away in the town centre.

The free Alice in Winterland attraction will run from Tuesday 6 December to Saturday 24 December from 4pm to 9pm.

There will also be a special fun day event in the park from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 11 December, with face painting, music from Sussex Steel and a scavenger hunt run by Freedom Leisure.

Councillor Shaun Gunner, Leader of Arun District Council, said:

“The people of Bognor Regis wanted something more and the ‘Alice in Winterland’ feature provides an added entertainment factor. We’re also delighted to have the popular ice-rink back for this year, located alongside Hotham Park in the London Road lorry park so that we could join the two events and offer something bigger and better, while we work to develop the area around the Regis Centre. Together, the two attractions offer residents and visitors a fantastic Christmassy experience.

“We would encourage visitors to make a day of it and spend some time visiting all the shops, restaurants and attractions in the town centre and along the promenade so they can enjoy all there is on offer in Bognor Regis.

“If Alice in Winterland proves to be popular, we hope to build on this magical experience in future years.”

So, don’t be late like the White Rabbit, get your skates on then come and visit Alice in Winterland and see the magic for yourself!

You can find the timetable for all of the attractions on our website or on the Ice Rink by the Park and Alice in Winterland timetable [pdf] 2MB