Fordingbridge Rainbows have a magical time at Alice in Wonderland event

Rainbows from the 2nd Fordingbridge unit  enjoy an Alice in Wonderland adventure. Picture: Russell Sach

Rainbows from the 2nd Fordingbridge unit enjoy an Alice in Wonderland adventure. Picture: Russell Sach

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THIRTEEN Rainbows from the 2nd Fordingbridge unit were transported to the magical world of Alice in Wonderland as they joined 228 other adventure-seeking girls at a county event.

After quenching their thirst with a “potion”, the girls aged five to seven found themselves peering in at dolls’ house-sized rooms, like giants, trying to solve complicated clues with a code system of symbols that helped them identify nine characters from the book.

Travelling through the “warren” the group learned magic tricks, sang songs and created crafts before taking on the Queen of Hearts assault course at the Alderman Quilley School of Engineering in Eastleigh.

Rainbow Katie Wilson, six, said: “I’ve had an excellent day as I've made a bunny rabbit and decorated a teapot.

“We learned about Alice at school and had to write our own adventures too.”

Characters from the story came to life as the Rainbow tucked into a giant tea party laid out with more than 700 cupcakes in a specially arranged room with the white rabbit running through.

Leigh Dodds, assistant county Rainbow advisor, said: “We started the day with the story of Alice and then everyone “fell” down the hole and had to work at the various projects scattered around the warren.

“It's lovely to see so many attend this once a year fun day designed to bring everyone together”

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