The Mad Hatter's Summer Tea Party 2017

A magical wonderland of a Tea Party

The Mad Hatter’s Children’s Charity is once again throwing a huge Summer Tea Party for 1000 children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

On Monday July 10th Birmingham Botanical Gardens' impressive 15 acres will be transformed into a magical wonderland filled with face painters, singers, dancers, workshops, circus entertainers, fairground rides, music, sports games and lots more.

Over the last ten years around 17000 children have benefitted from the charity’s events and activities, and they regularly engage over 90 specials schools across the Midlands. Over 100 volunteers come together to make the day possible.

Mad Hatter’s Children’s Charity, based in Solihull, works with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across the Midlands. Activities are designed to be both fun and educational: circus workshops, for example, can help children work together and develop fine motor skills. Children’s confidence can also increase, after making new friends, developing social skills and becoming more independent.

The charity receives no ongoing funding, but relies on donations, fundraising activities and grants to support its work. You can find out how to contribute, volunteer or take part in one of its fundraising activities by going to or by emailing

Booking for the Summer Tea Party will open early 2017. If you are a special school and wish to attend, check back in the New Year!

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