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Wind in the Willows – summer theatre for kids

Meet Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and all the  Wild Wooders in this enchanting interactive production about selfless friendship.

Told with high energy, humour and audience participation by returning players The Cat’s Grin

From an idyllic riverside setting, through the snowbound Wild Wood via Mr Toad’s motoring misadventures to the final Battle for Toad Hall, a unique adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original book oozes with charm & wit. This family friendly interactive performance shimmers with big characters and big hearts. Just 70 minutes in length with lots of audience participation.

Suitable for 4 year olds and over. Three actors, multiple characters and one classic story that’s high in energy, humour and audience participation.

The Cat’s Grin Company from Kick in the Head Productions.

Bring your own chair or blankets. Some seats freely available

Ticket includes access to the Gardens

£6 over 7s (including adults), £4  3- 7 year olds, under 3s FREE

Tickets in advance or on the door

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Alice in Wonderland – outdoor theatre

What does the Dodo do?  Just how mad are the Hare and the Hatter?

What makes the Caterpillar Grumpy and the Hedgehog Prickly? Questions are answered and answers are questioned in this deceptively simple, yet highly original re-telling of the Lewis Carroll classic. Hold tight for rolling heads, rocketing sneezes, skimming plates and darting jam Tarts. Three actors, multiple characters and one classic story that’s high in energy, humour and audience participation………and all the while the Cheshire Cat grinned from ear-to-ear. Great for 4years and upwards. From The Cat’s Grin Theatre company and Kick in the Head Productions  A mad ending to our Through the Looking Glass Easter holiday Tickets £6 (7years and over – including adults), £4 for (3- 7year olds)    
 
 
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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (MORE DATES ADDED)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
NEW DATES  Friday 9th August and Friday 25th October PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only: £40  from Canine Cooperation HERE

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (MORE DATES ADDED)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
NEW DATES  Friday 9th August and Friday 25th October PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only: £40  from Canine Cooperation HERE

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (MORE DATES ADDED)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
NEW DATES  Friday 9th August and Friday 25th October PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only: £40  from Canine Cooperation HERE

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Central England Concert Band

Light music with a bit of brass muscle!

The community ensemble based in the heart of the Midlands make a welcome return to the Gardens.

The band plays a wide range of repertoire… great for that relaxed Sunday summer afternoon.

picnics welcome. Cafe open. Why not get one of our Cream Teas in a Box … scrummy  and  all recyclable packaging

Tickets on the door £8 adults, £1 for children

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (sorry, Sold Out! Waiting list only)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
Only three dates are confirmed this year from Canine Co-operations, so get in quick!
1st May, 3rd July, 4th September. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only. £40

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (MORE DATES ADDED)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
NEW DATES  Friday 9th August and Friday 25th October PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only: £40  from Canine Cooperation HERE

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Blossom picnics- Birmingham’s own Hanami

Spend the day under the blossom trees in the heritage orchards of the Historic Gardens. With apple and pear blossoms instead of the traditional Japanese plum, this version of Hanami still echoes the tradition of enjoying the beauty of the flowers this Spring. A picnic in the Gardens is always enjoyable, however, the orchards in full bloom also provide the perfect setting for your relaxing day out. Traditional Japanese food by Pika Pika will be available on the day, with a selection of delicious sushi and curry available. Bring your own food and drink too. Cafe open for light refreshments Music and other activities likely! Take part in learning how to create beautiful origami creations. Normal entrance fees.
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