The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Friday 14 April 2017 from 2.30pm-4pm

Hotham Park Heritage Trust are delighted to have commissioned a hand-carved wooden sculpture which will be crafted by Simon Groves to depict the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The design is an 8ft x 2.5ft table with clocks in each corner, playing cards down the centre and 8 mushrooms as seating, with the Mad Hatter as a separate figure.

It will be a permanent feature in the Park and the grand unveiling will be at 2.30pm on Friday 14 April 2017 by his Worship the Mayor. Knightstar Productions, Youth Theatre Group will entertain with songs from the Disney musical Alice in Wonderland, and children are invited to come along in fancy dress if they wish. The Mad Hatters Tea Party will begin shortly after the unveiling. We look forward to welcoming children along to the Tea Party, please bring picnic blankets for the children to sit on.

The theme of Alice in Wonderland was chosen by local schoolchildren and the cost of this sculpture has been met from funds raised by the Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair which was held over the first weekend of August 2016.

Your support during our events is invaluable and we hope to introduce more exiting developments in the Park over the coming months and years. If you can help us in any way we would love to hear from you.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair 2017

Supported by: Abacus Letting Services

Hotham Park Heritage Trust are delighted to announce that the 16th Hotham Park Annual Country Fair will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017. It will be open from 11am to 5pm on both days with FREE ENTRY.

The organisers are working hard to bring together a full programme of children’s activities, attractions to suit all ages and good musical acts for the Bandstand. Once again there will be a terrific range of arts and craft and food stalls providing a good opportunity to purchase locally made items.

If you are interested in supporting / sponsoring the Event please visit the get involved page of our website to complete and submit the relevant online form.

Bookings from traders and other interested parties are now being taken so, if you are interested in securing a pitch at the 2017 Country Fair, please complete and submit the form which is available on the exhibit at an event page of our website. Spaces are likely to be filled quickly so please don’t delay.

Horses and Cart at the Hotham Park Country Fair

A massive THANK YOU to all our wonderful Members and Volunteers who have helped organise and run the event in previous years and without whom it would not go ahead. They do an amazing job and we thank them sincerely. We need even MORE people to help us ensure the event goes ahead in 2017 so please get involved by visiting our Membership page for a paper application form or our Volunteer page to complete and submit our on-line form.

If you would like to be a  sponsor of the event in 2017 please visit our sponsor an event page. If you would like to advertise in our promotional material in the run up to the event and/or in Hotham Park during the event please visit our advertise page. Volunteers are vital to the success of our events so if you would like to get involved you will be very welcome and valued by the Trust. Donations will also be gratefully received, whether it be unwanted gifts for our tombola stall or a monetary donation to help with our work in improving the park.

Please remember that Hotham Park Heritage Trust relies on the goodwill of it’s Members and Volunteers to help with the organising and running of events, both leading up to and around the events themselves. ALL funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public. To ensure these events continue, any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

Music in the Park 2017

Selected Sundays from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust entered new territory in 2016 by offering even more FREE entertainment during the summer in Hotham Park.

In 2017 we will host 3 Musical Events in the Bandstand on the 7 May, 11 June and 9 July. We have an exciting musical line up (as shown on left) and weather permitting we hope the afternoon will be entertaining. Please bring seats or a rug and picnic and enjoy live music in the beautiful surroundings of Hotham Park.

Bandstand in Hotham Park

The Bandstand

In 2016 we were entertained by Elliott Herrington (pianist and songwriter with his own spin on well known songs), Geoff Valenti (solo trumpet player) and Tom Janes (classical guitarist).

Hotham Park Heritage Trust is a Registered Charity and all work is undertaken by a group of unpaid volunteers. All funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public so, if you would like to get involved, please contact us via our membership or volunteer pages. We would love to hear from you.

For details of previous events click here.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

© Hotham Park Heritage Trust – Registered Charity Number 1117011