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Arts Award Taster Workshops

Led by Charlie Dixon

Inspired by music? Handy with a paintbrush? Want to find out more about how your arty interests could become a nationally recognised qualification? Try the Arts Award out for size at a taster workshop.

School Year 7 – 13

Thur 14 and 21 Sept
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 per session

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a range of unique, nationally recognised, qualifications that support young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, poetry to music.

Meet the tutor

Charlie Dixon trained at Trinity Laban and is a freelance dance artist.

She is part of 4Motion Dance Theatre Co. based in Windsor as well as co-founder of Laowai Collab Dance.

As an Arts Award Practitioner, Charlie truly believes it is an accreditation that can support an student in further development.

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this summer holiday!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.


Join us for the Grand Opening on Wednesday 24 July from 10.30am

  • Free 15 minute Bollywood Dance Taster Session in the Café Bar – led by Parveen Chana
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the Café Bar between 10.30am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Featuring a special appearance from Harmony the Mermaid before she represents Berkshire in the finals of Miss Mermaid UK
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops between 11.15am - 1.15pm (£3.50 per person)

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor chill out space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 1 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults.

Click here to visit our drop in workshop booking page.


A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.

These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.

If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.


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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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