Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea Party

Posted 7/25/14
Event Date
Monday, August 4, 2014
Event Location
Ballard Park
1 Ocean Heights Road
Newport, RI
Colleen McGrath,
(401) 619-3377
Additional Info

Friends of Ballard Park will host its 5th Annual Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea Party on Monday, August 4th from 4 to 6 pm. Children and adults alike will delight in the spread of tea sandwiches by McGrath Clambakes, Inc. and sweets created by The Newport Sweet Shoppe. An assortment of iced teas will be served as well.

In addition to the tea party, children will be invited to make their own crazy hat at a hat making station, play croquet and participate in a whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed scavenger hunt along the park’s trails. Characters from the beloved story will be on hand to interact with event goers.

The event is sponsored by

McGrath Clambakes, Inc.

The Newport Sweet Shoppe.

Co-sponsors are Bartlett Tree Experts, Groovy Gator, Kiki Finn & KVH Industries.

Tickets are $10 per child (children under two are free) and $20 per adult and should be purchased prior to August 1st. E-mail Friends of Ballard Park for an invitation at or send your check made payable to Friends of Ballard Park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840.

The event will kick off in the quarry meadow of the thirteen acre nature preserve which is best accessed through the Hazard Road entrance. The park’s trails are uneven and steep in places, sneakers or sturdy shoes are recommended.

Friends of Ballard Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, maintaining and promoting Newport's Only Nature Preserve. Cultural events and educational programming help to advance stewardship of the park and decrease negative park activities.

Visit or call 619.3377 for more information.

Use 1 Ocean Heights Rd. for GPS.

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