We are thrilled to host Attic Theatre and Tread the Boards Theatre Company at Aston Hall for their outdoor production of 'The Wind in the Willows'.

Join Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole in this heart-warming and hilarious show - suitable for the whole family, adults and children alike. What better way to spend the day than enjoying a socially distanced theatre performance with the stunning backdrop of Aston Hall!

Your picnic spot will be 2 metres away from the next group to help facilitate social distancing. You can book for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 people.

We have three performances, choose from 2pm or 5.30pm.

  • 10.30am performance: arrive between 9.30am and 10.15am
  • 2pm performance: arrive between 1pm and 1.45pm
  • 5.30pm performance: arrive between 4.30pm and 5.15pm

The show lasts approximately 1 hour 10 minutes and there will be a 30 minute interval.

This event is not free for members. 

Pre-booking is essential.

Why not make your day even more special by pre-ordering a delicious Badger’s Picnic Box to enjoy during the show?

Choose from:

Adult Carnivore picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet sausage roll, chicken marinated in Cajun spices, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, cupcake, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda.
Allergens: SESAME, DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA
£12.50

Adult Vegetarian picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet Vegan sausage roll, sweet potato falafel balls, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, cupcake, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda.
Allergens: SESAME, DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA
£12.50 

Adult Vegan picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet Vegan sausage roll, sweet potato falafel balls, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, Vegan brownie, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda
Allergens: SESAME, CEREALS, WHEAT, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS
£12.50

Child Carnivore picnic box (feeds 1 child):
Sausage roll, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate chip cookie, grape pot, bottle of Fruit Shoot
Allergens: DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS
£6.50

Child Vegetarian picnic box (feeds 1 child):
Vegan sausage roll, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate chip cookie, grape pot, bottle of Fruit Shoot
Allergens: DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS
£6.50

Aston will feel a little different to usual, but we are sure you will enjoy the show and we look forward to welcoming you. The Stable Yard Café will be open throughout the performance but the Hall and Gift Shop will be closed.

Staff on site will be wearing PPE or working behind perspex screens, we have enhanced cleaning schedules in place, and we will be asking you to observe social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on site. We are only accepting contactless payments (no cash accepted). Please remember to bring a face covering if you want to purchase extra food or drinks whilst on site.

Performances will go ahead whatever the weather, so please wear appropriate clothing. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs to sit on, but please be considerate of the people around you so that everyone is able to see and enjoy the performance. No gazebos or large structures that would obscure the view of the production.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through events like this help us care for beautiful buildings like Aston Hall.