RESIDENTS at a Ramsbottom care home went down the rabbit hole as they were treated to a magical Alice in Wonderland party.

The residents at Lavender Hills care home were treated to a Mad Hatter-themed tea party served on the terrace lounge.

Each resident was greeted by the Mad Hatter himself, Alice with a basket full of goodies, the White Rabbit dressed in top hat and tails and complete with a pocket watch, and the grumpy Queen of Hearts.

Beryl, a resident at Lavender Hills said it was: “Super-duper, the best thing I have ever seen.”

The lounge was decorated with chequered tables which was heaving with sweet treats, including "Eat Me" decorated cakes and chocolates, along with mini Victoria sandwiches.

The care home was decked out in Alice in Wonderland characters, teapots and bunting.

Getting in the spirit, residents wore bunny ears and took selfies with props. Visitors came from as far as the border of Scotland and London after being invited to the whimsical tea party and play.

Bill Thompson, brother of one Lavender Hills resident, said: “It was absolutely excellent, it was well worth the journey from Carlisle.

I’ve been invited to the Halloween show in October, so I will be back for that.”

Harold, another resident added, “It was magnificent, the dresses were equally magnificent.”

Residents of Lavender Hills enjoyed the performance so much they want to set up their own acting group to perform their own play later in the year.