Alice in Wonderland greeted visitors at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree.
Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll's classic tale handed out sweets today.
Less than 100 people attended, but Claire Jones, Essex County Council's country parks northern area events manager, said it was a good turnout considering the weather and everyone enjoyed themselves.
* Were you there? See the next edition of the Times for pictures from the day.