Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination…

You might have thought that the candy-filled world of Willy Wonka’s factory was a fabrication for only the movies; an unattainable dream of endless candy, but good news, Sydney, your dreams are coming true.

The Grounds of Alexandria will be host to a huge Willy Wonka-inspired installation, complete with markets, special sweets and more. One of The Grounds’ laneways will be converted into a sweet-tooth paradise, with giant neon candies, huge sweets, giant mushrooms, and food carts.

You’ll be able to score yourself a variety of awesome sweets, including “Shroom Garden”; A Mushroom Rocky Road, the “Candy Man Cake”; a crazy chocolate cake with a candy garden on top, the “Shed Sunrise”, a super-sweet take on a tequila sunrise, and heaps more.

There’s also the dessert markets; on the 15th and 16th of August (with more dates to come), you can find live entertainment, and super delicious food carts all in the candy-paradise of your dreams.


The dessert markets will be sure to make your dentist cringe, with coloured ice-cream waffle cones, fresh donuts, blueberry crepes, sherbet-bomb fizzy drinks, hot chocolate fondue, plus a heap more options at the various carts.

The installation opens from 7AM daily from the 15th of August until the 22nd of September; dates and tickets for the night markets can be found on The Grounds’ website!

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