Celebrate Alice’s Day in Oxford

Published: Thursday, 1st July 2021

Celebrate Alice’s Day and the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass with a day of adventure in Oxford on 3 July.

Alice’s Day is a festival held every year to celebrate all things Alice in Wonderland. A wide variety of family-friendly and accessible events will be held across the city.

Venues holding Alice’s Day festivities include the Ashmolean Museum, The History of Science Museum, Oxford Botanic Garden, Blackwell’s Bookshop, Alice’s Shop, Oxford Waterwalks, The Oxford Festival of the Arts and The Story Museum.

There will be a variety of exciting events organised to celebrate this special day. Families visiting Broad Street will be able to meet a smart-looking white rabbit who is late for a very important date and then head to a Looking-Glass Unbirthday Party with Alice and her friends.

For those unable to make their way into the city, events will also be held online. Chris Riddell and Cerrie Burnell will be holding a special Draw-A-Long treat featuring Looking-Glass Heroes on the Story Museum’s YouTube channel.

A detailed list of both online and offline events can be found on The Story Museum’s website. Please note that while many of the Alice’s Day events are free, some may require pre-booking.


“Alice’s Day is a unique Oxford event that allows both our residents and visitors to the city to see Oxford in an enchanting new light. We at Oxford City Council are proud to support this accessible and family-friendly celebration.

“I encourage everyone to get involved in celebrating Alice’s Day. Even if you can’t attend in person, there are lots of online events to entertain the whole family.”

Councillor Mary Clarkson, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism