"You'll enjoy it no matter what age you are" Sun Herald

"Pure charm for adults and children alike" The Age

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Sydney this summer, bringing to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank.

This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs, and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Celebrating 31 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and 16 years in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, pack the kids and join in the fun!

Tickets from


  • Sunday to Thursday – $25
    Friday and Saturday – $30
    Everyone over 12 months old needs a ticket

Family Tickets from


  • Sunday to Thursday – $90
    Friday and Saturday – $110
    Vaild for entry of 4 people.

Not been on a adventure with us before?

Have a quick read of our F.A.Q. before you come on the adventure with us. It has helpful information about our picnic theatre productions. Any questions, feel free to give a call on +61 03 8676 7511 or email us by clicking here!

Join Otter, Portly, Badger and Mr. Toad on a fun filled adventure

Melbourne Season

WHEN: 22 December 2017– 28 January 2018
WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne – F Gate
Enter via F Gate, near the Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Sydney Season

WHEN: 5 January 2018 – 28 January 2018
WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Please enter the gardens through any gate and make your way to the Harbour side of the Main Pond

Buy the Cast Recording

Join the gang from the riverbank time and time again on this CD with music from Glenn Elston’s family production.