The Wind in the Willows

Sun 28 Aug 2022 | Picnic at 1pm, performance at 2pm - 3.15pm

'So - this - is - a - river ??!!!!'

Journey into The dell at Paxton's Arboreum this August bank holiday weekend for a summer picnic and some family-friendly outdoor theatre by award winning outdoor theatre company Calf 2 Cow.

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger for a floor stomping, paw clomping, hilarious re-telling of the ultimate woodland adventure as they try to save Toad and his shiny new motorcar from deep trouble. Pop down for a family picnic followed by this not to be missed retelling of a classic tale.

The adaption keeps true to the text as four strong cast members of Calf 2 Cow bring storytelling, live music and the multi-rolling to life. Expect lots of falling over, people cramming into small spaces, and of course, water throwing by the river. 'O bliss! O poop poop! O my!'




Family ticket

Up to 5 persons

Useful information

  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a picnic!
  • Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult


Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at the Anglican Chapel.

Find us

The performance take place at the ‘The Dell’ in London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum – the natural amphitheatre between the main entrance and the Anglican Chapel.

We encourage you to arrive via public transport or by bike or on foot.

Parking is available:
Charterhouse Drive (Off London Road)

Location of the parking at Charterhouse Drive on Google maps

Cross at the pedestrian crossing, turn right up the pathway towards the dell.


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