Returning from our inaugural sell out season in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London and it's touring season to Wakehurst Place in Sussex this acclaimed production is Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Melbourne and its 15th season in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

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 30 years in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and 15 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!

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

"Pure charm for adults and children alike"  The Age


This morning's (28-Dec) performance of "The Wind in the Willows" in Melbourne will be going ahead. We do expect some light rain so please dress accordingly. You may exchange to another performance if you choose. To do so please email

GIFT CERTIFICATES: call 03 8676 7511 for Melbourne Gift Certificates and (02) 9011 7704 for Sydney Gift Certificates.

Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

All persons over the age of 12 months requires a ticket.


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RUNNING TIME: approx. 90 minutes

DO YOUNG CHILDREN REQUIRE TICKETS: All persons over the age of 12 months require a ticket

CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS ON THE DOOR: The on site box office opens 1 hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets are always available for the show at the box office. We accept both cash and card. Please note, online sales close 2 hours prior to the performance start time, so if you can't purchase tickets online, do not worry - you will be able to get them at the door.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?: Pack a picnic full of goodies that you like to eat and drink, a rug to sit on, a hat and some sunscreen.

THINGS I SHOULD KNOW?: The production takes place in two locations. Roughly 45 minutes into the production all the audience make a move to another area of the garden. If you require assistance with this move, please notify Box office staff - they will be happy to help. Once moved, the show does not return to the original location, so make sure you pack everything up.

WHAT AGE GROUP IS THIS SHOW BEST FOR?: This production is great for all ages. Best enjoyed by ages 3 and up, but younger children will enjoy the movement and songs. The show is interactive, and everyone gets a chance to help save the day! There are lots of jokes for the big kids as well as the little kids.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS TOO WET OR TOO HOT?: Please click here for our in Inclement weather policy


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