One of my favourite things about Summer is Wind in the Willows at the Botanical Gardens. It’s a magical time of year in Sydney and I love getting about in the evening. We used to go along and see it as children and I took my teenagers as well so it’s great to take Tully and Mylo as well.
Wind in the Willows at the Botanical Gardens
The Australian Shakespeare Company has been running the production in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney for 15 years now. It’s an interactive production that involves moving around the gardens following Mr Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger, the otters and of course the Weasels!
If you haven’t read The Wind in the Willows, the story revolves around the antics of Mr Toad and his long-suffering friends. Mr Toad has a penchant for the fast life, and changes his passions and enthusiasms daily, all while Rat, Mole and Badger try to keep up.
There are great song and dance routines and plenty to keep the adults laughing as well. They topped off the night with a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop That Feeling’ from the movie Trolls, which sent the kids into a frenzy! They certainly know their audience!
Wind in the Willow’s is fully interactive and requires you to move to two different locations within the Botanical Gardens. So if you are planning a picnic, arrive early and eat before the show as you need to be ready to move. There will be several opportunities for the kids to go on ‘otter hunts’ with the cast and parents can accompany small children. Be ready to sing, dance and call out as part of the show- then meet the cast at the end!
It’s a fantastic time out and you must go and see it. It’s perfect for 4+. It’s playing in Sydney and Melbourne until the end of January.