Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party

Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April 2024

This spring the Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party is heading to the South Devon Railway! Join all of your favourite inhabitants of Wonderland on board an immersive steam train journey through the world of wonderland! Meet Alice, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum this spring and help Alice solve her mysterious riddle and bring herself and all of you home from Wonderland.

Throughout your journey the curious inhabitants of Wonderland will delight you with their wonderous tales of Wonderland and have you as their most special guests to their tea party! As you enjoy your cakes and cold drinks the invisible Cheshire cat will guide you through the curious goings on and might just give you some helpful hints on how to solve the Hatter’s peculiar riddle!

However, whatever you do, do not anger the Queen of Hearts as she is in a frightful rage, someone has stolen her tarts! Do you know who it was? The Tweedle Twins will cause havoc during the tea party and tell you their favourite tale of the Walrus and the Carpenter whilst poor Alice tries to catch up with the White Rabbit to explain exactly what’s going on!

During your time in Wonderland, you will have the opportunity to meet all your favourite peculiar inhabitants of Wonderland. Why not join them dressed up as your favourite character! Make sure to tag us in all your pictures!

Whatever you do, don’t be late for this very important date and get your tickets to join all your favourite characters this spring! 

Don’t be late! Book your tickets to The Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party today!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party starts at Buckfastleigh Station, TQ11 0DZ. Please ensure you have arrived by the time shown on your tickets, and follow the signs for the Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party where our staff will guide you to the event.

The Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party is an immersive experience that lasts for approximately 75 minutes, and is a full theatrical show on board our steam train. There are lots of opportunities for everyone to interact with the characters as they are brought to life on board. A selection of cakes and a cold drink are served to each customer during the experience, and there are plenty of photo opportunities for everyone!

Adults are £24.95 and Children are £20.95. There are no concession discounts available, however under-3s can travel free if they can sit on your lap.

The show is suitable for all ages. It is family friendly and suitable for age 0-120! It is scripted, with lots of talking and interactions as opposed to a simple meet and greet, with Wonderland characters coming through the carriages. Your children will need to be able to stay in their seats, both as part of railway safety and also as the aisles are used both as a stage and as a travel route for the characters throughout the show, therefore must be kept clear.

We welcome Wonderlanders of all shapes and sizes to the Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party! Adult only groups are welcome to join us on board, particularly if they are going to join in!

Dressing up is entirely optional, you do not have to dress up. It is, however, encouraged.

There are no hidden charges on the day. Your ticket includes a hot or cold drink, a selection of cake (vegan option available), the show (including a ride on the train) and parking at Buckfastleigh is free too!

The carriages used for this event are heritage railway carriages, and we regret they are not wheelchair accessible. 

We regret that this experience is not suitable for dogs. However, registered working assistance dogs are welcome.

You will be served a box of cakes, including Praline Chocolate Fudge, Cherry Bakewell & Strawberry Crumble; as well as a soft drink. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to cater for Gluten Free diets.