Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kids' Croquet with Alice

One of Indianapolis’ quintessential summer events is the Wicket World of Croquet® tournament, hosted each June on the lawn of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 North Delaware Street Indianapolis.

This year, in addition to the traditional six wicket tournament, families will have an opportunity to learn the rules of the game as adults have fun playing alongside their children, at the "Queen for a Croquet- Kid’s Croquet with Alice" inaugural event.

This Alice in Wonderland themed event is designed as a way for children to learn about Victorian life through sport and literature. Each team of two (one adult and one child) will be given a croquet tutorial and a chance to participate in a match of golf croquet.

The Alice and Friends Children’s Croquet Day includes the use of equipment, a mid-morning snack, complimentary photos with the characters, and an Alice in Wonderland themed favor.

Children will delight at the opportunity to play alongside characters from the beloved children’s book including, the Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, March Hare and Alice*. (*Characters may change subject to availability).

Alice and Friends Children’s Croquet Day will take place beginning at 10 a.m. 16 June. Cost per team of two is $50. To purchase a ticket, or to register your team for the tournament call 317:631-1888 or click here.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund educational programs at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, which welcomes more than 15,000 students each year.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, a 16-room Italianate style house, was constructed by Harrison in 1874 and is a National Historical Landmark recognized by the United States Department of the Interior. The non-profit organization is dedicated to increasing public understanding of, appreciation for, and participation in the American system of self government through the life stories, arts and culture of an American President.

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