There’s something truly special about outdoor theatre productions! And we couldn’t think of a more perfect production to see in the Royal Botanic Gardens than “Wind in the Willows”. This classic tale is one that has been told for countless generations, and now The Australian Shakespeare Company are bringing Kenneth Grahame’s story of life on the riverbank to Sydney’s stunning Royal Botanic Garden from 5 to 28 January 2024.

WIN a Family Pass to “Wind in the Willows”!

Update 27 December 2023: This comp has now closed. Congratulations to our newsletter subscriber Tanya Connell for winning these fab tickets. 👏

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PRIZE: We are giving away a family pass (4 tickets). Valid for 1 performance between 5 January 2024 and 12 January 2024.
COMPETITION OPENS: 25 November 2023.
COMPETITION CLOSES: 12pm 20 December 2023.

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The Australian Shakespeare Company’s “Wind in the Willows” is a fabulous show for kids!

This critically acclaimed theatre production delivers music, songs and interactive elements that induce laughs in audiences young and old.

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly, and of course, Mr Toad and Head Chief Rabbit as they bring these immortal characters to life and encourage kids to join in the action, to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. 

This is an immersive wandering production that moves about the Gardens and uses the garden to tell the story by way of boats on the lake, characters hiding behind trees and bounding across the lawns.

This event is perfect for families with young kids as there is no seating. This is a picnic seating event, and patrons are welcome to bring food, drinks and picnic blankets to enjoy this theatre show. 

Wind in the Willows, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

WHERE:        Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Enter via any gate and continue to the Harbourside of the Main Pond.

SEASON:      5 to 28 January 2024

TIMES:          Fri 5 Jan 6pm; Sat 10.30am & 6pm; Sundays 11am; Wed 10.30am; Thursdays & Fridays 10.30am & 6pm (no show 26 Jan)

PRICES:        Wed &Thu $25 p.p. Family $90 | Fri, Sat, Sun $30 p.p. Family $110

BOOKINGS: or 02 9011 7704 or Ticketmaster

Header image: The Australian Shakespeare Company – supplied.

This feature was published on Playing in Puddles in partnership with The Australian Shakespeare Company and AB Publicity.

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After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of three young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.