Alice In Wonderland At Kew Gardens


Sunday 5 August 2018

Alice In Wonderland At Kew Gardens

This morning we were guests of Kew Gardens to see the Australian Shakespeare Company‘s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. A family of 4 ticket costs £70 and has the added bonus of giving you access to the gardens as well.

Alice in Wonderland at Kew Gardens

The idea of the show is that you bring a picnic mat and sit yourself in a shaded area to watch the performance. There are some benches at the back which were helpful for the grandparents. I managed to get pins and needles being on the floor, but the children were fine.

I would personally recommend this show for children aged 4-9. I was actually shocked at quite how many younger children there were, but they all seemed to enjoy it. My eldest is 10 and didn't feel as comfortable with the audience participation parts as these are aimed at younger children, but the younger two were keen to join in.

The show was done really well with some good effects. The caterpillar was smoking a bubble pipe, when Alice grew there were large inflatable arms and the King and Queen were wearing stilts.

The performance lasts 70 minutes with no interval. However, you do get a chance to stretch your legs near the end by joining in the show. I won’t give too much away, but ladies, shorts are more appropriate than a dress for this!

After the show there is an opportunity for pictures of the cast and then you are free to explore Kew.

Kew gardens

We hadn’t realised that there was a dragon trial. However, managed to spot a few on the way. I believe you can get a trail map on your way in if you want to spot them all.

dragon trail at Kew Gardens

We also walked through the treetops and could even see Wembley stadium in the distance. I would have liked to visit the hive but it was so warm we decided to call it a day.

Have you been to watch an outdoor family show? What did you think? If you would like to see the show it is running until 27th August.

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