What's On at Wakehurst
The Wind in the Willows
“Pure charm for adults and children alike” – The Age
So pack up the family and join Ratty, Mole, Mr Toad and all of their River Bank friends this summer! Sing, laugh and help save the day in this exciting family adventure.
Recommended Ages: 3 – 103 years old.
The Dream Fairies: an adventure through Bubble Wood
“A sweet and fun show for the little ones” – Herald Sun
The Dream Fairies are on an adventure in Wakehurst this summer! Sing and dance along with Peasblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed. Join in the fun and travel to Bubble Wood to help the Fairies as they search for their lost fairy wings.
Recommended Ages: 3 – 8 years old
The Wind in the Willows
Pack up the family and join Ratty, Mole, Mr Toad and all of their River Bank friends this summer! Sing, laugh and help save the day in this exciting family adventure.
Audience members 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.
This fabulously fun outdoor theatre production first appeared at Wakehurst last year and is back by popular demand. Set against the magical backdrop of the Mansion Pond it is packed with much-loved colourful characters, music, song and laughter.
"A truly rare and beautiful experience for the whole family"
“Pure charm for adults and children alike”
“Willows is a robust and beguiling entertainment for children from three to 103”
“I cannot recommend this production enough!”
Please arrive through the Visitor Centre. We ask guests to arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.
The performance takes place in two locations. 40 minutes into the production, patrons are asked to move from the first location, ‘The River Bank’, to the second and final location, ‘Toad Hall’. The locations are less than a 2 minute walk apart.
Recommended Age: 3 – 103
Approximately 90 minutes.
Wakehurst opens at 10am. You are welcome to arrive from that time via the vistor centre.
The Dream Fairies
An adventure through Bubble Wood
The Dream Fairies are landing in Wakehurst this summer! Set in the perfect location of a deep woodland dell at Tree trunk Trek, join these magical fairies as they go on an exciting adventure. This enchanting production is an interactive adventure full of activities, acrobatics and charm that will enthral the young ones these school holidays. Come dressed as a fairy or an elf and join in the performance. There is singing; dancing and a special adventure to ‘Bubble Wood’ where audience members are asked to help the Fairies find their wings. This production is picnic style and perfect for ages 3 – 8. So pack a picnic and join in the magic!
"Couldn't rate it highly enough"
“A Sweet and fun show for the little ones”
“Plenty of acrobatics, singing and musical ensembles...a magical combination for the very young”
Please arrive through the Visitor Centre. The Dream Fairies staff will then direct you to the performance site. Please note that the performance site for Dream Fairies is a 20-25 minute walk from the Visitor Centre at a slow amble with children in tow, so please allow plenty of time before the performance starts. If you’re planning to enjoy a picnic before the show starts, do build in extra time for that too.
Recommended Age: Best enjoyed by children ages 3 – 8.
Approximately 60 minutes.