Children embrace Alice in Wonderland theme in Norwich’s Castle Mall

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by:

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Shoppers were transported into a colourful, magical world.

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. L-R Lani, Ch

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. L-R Lani, Chloe and Emily with rabbit masks. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Castle Mall could have been mistaken for a scene from Alice in Wonderland, as families enjoyed an array of activities and film-inspired fun.

The event this week celebrated the newly-released film Alice Through the Looking Glass, which stars Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway.

Hundreds of children stepped into the magical world to meet favourite characters including Alice and the Mad Hatter.

Tweedledum and Twedledee entertained the large crowds with tricks, jokes and dancing.

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. 6yr old Madd

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. 6yr old Maddie Jones as Alice. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

The famous twins hosted a competition to find the best fancy dress costumes.

In the crowds there were many blue dresses, Cheshire Cat outfits and Mad Hatter hats. There was also a chance for the children to get creative at a Wonderland craft workshop.

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They learnt how to create handmade costumes, including the Red Queen's crown, Alice's looking glass and dormouse and hare masks.

Families were on the hunt for giant playing cards hidden around the mall – and those who spotted them were in with a chance to win chocolate treats.

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. L-R Lani, Ch

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. L-R Lani, Chloe and Emily with rabbit masks. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

There was plenty of opportunity to make memories, as the characters posed for photographs while walking round the mall on stilts.

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Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by:

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. 6yr old Madd

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. 6yr old Maddie Jones as Alice. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by:

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by:

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Little Mad H

Norwich Castle Mall half term fun for children with a Alice in Wonderland themed event. Little Mad Hatter 4yr old Diego Santa Maria with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Picture by: Angela Sharpe Photography - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography