Tag: family

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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Was’hael…. wake up the Gardens

Come a’ Wassailing with us in the Gardens.

This ancient custom involves a lot of singing, dancing and merriment and generally making lots of noise. Chase away the winter’s evil spirits and encourage the apples to grow. Sound like fun?
Listen to songs and stories performed by The Wild Green Man of the Woods.
There’ll be singing and dancing along with plenty of fresh air and a beautiful historic garden to roam around.
The ground may be muddy, so some wellies are advisable.

Adults £5, children (5 – 15 years) £1, under 5’s and dogs go FREE. Entry includes a warm drink

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Crescent Theatre

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

Hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.
What better place to see this magical Shakespeare place but in the Gardens…

“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available.
Tickets £10

Tickets from the Crescent theatre site  HERE , or by calling at the Gardens and on the gate.

This is one of 3 Shakespeare’s in the Gardens this Summer … buy a tickets for all 3 at £10 each (present your purchased tickets at the kiosk to get the difference refunded)

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Crescent Theatre

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

Hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.
What better place to see this magical Shakespeare place but in the Gardens…

“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available.
Tickets £10

Tickets from the Crescent theatre site  HERE , or by calling at the Gardens and on the gate.

This is one of 3 Shakespeare’s in the Gardens this Summer … buy a tickets for all 3 at £10 each (present your purchased tickets at the kiosk to get the difference refunded)

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1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.
Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others.
Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys.
Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.
Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.
Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks…

Picnics welcome.
FOOD,DRINK, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71

NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am!

See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

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1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun. Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others. Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys. Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more. Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales. Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks… Picnics welcome. FOOD,DRINK, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day Fun for all the Family. Buy your tickets on the door. £5 Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71 NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am! See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
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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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