Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 13.07.15Families from across the North East are being asked not to be late for an important date, as one of the region’s most popular venues announces two ‘Wonder-ful’ events.

The Beach House bistro, Roker, which recently celebrated its first birthday, is donning its party hat once again this month (August) to mark 150 years since the publication of Alice in Wonderland.

The story’s author, Lewis Carroll, has strong links to Wearside and The Beach House’s owners, 1879 Events Management, are planning to pay tribute to him in true fairytale style.

On Thursday August 13 this will include a themed afternoon of summer games, such as volleyball, rounders and beach football, followed by a White Rabbit Treasure Hunt on Thursday August 27.

Both events will run from noon until 3pm on their respective dates and are free for all ages to attend.

David Moses, General Manager at 1879 Events Management, said: “Alice in Wonderland is one of the world’s most iconic stories and we couldn’t let her 150th birthday go by unmarked, especially given Lewis Carroll’s connections to the area.

“We hope that these events in August will allow Alice fans of all ages to pay tribute to her and to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities completely free of charge.”

The Beach House bistro was launched in 2014 as part of the Pier Point development and now serves a range of main meals, snacks, desserts and signature ice cream sundaes from 10am until 5pmseven days a week.

The venue’s Alice in Wonderland events, which have been running regularly since the start of June, form part of a wider programme of activities taking place throughout the year.

For more information or to book call (0191) 565 9473 or visit www.facebook.com/thebeachhousesunderland or www.1879events.com.