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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Dir: David Bowers 2017 | 91 mins

The Heffley family set out on a road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party. But things soon go hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

WHY? Based on the bestselling book series

School Holiday Family Screenings
£7 (£5 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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about 6 hours ago Calling all parade goers! Do you have photos or videos from parades present and past? We'd love for you to be part of the 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade exhibition! Send your memories to lucy.hobbs@nordenfarm.org by Thursday 10 January (please make a note of the year they are from). The retrospective exhibition is open from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 27 January 2019 at Norden Farm.

about 22 hours ago Did you shake with the sheep and party with the pigs at our 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade on Saturday? Maybe you just loved boogying to Bombay Baja in the rain!? Let us know what you thought of this year's parade by completing our quick survey here --> https://lucy628.typeform.com/to/VMGDZA?utm_campaign=701669_E%20Flyer%207%20Lanterns&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NordenFarm&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

2 days ago Experience the powerful story behind one of the most poignant moments in British history this Sunday with our screening of Peterloo. More info and tickets --> https://norden.farm/events/peterloo-12a

2 days ago 'The puppetry especially is of very high standard, bringing the Moomin world to life. The comedy is also exceptiona… https://t.co/5w5X8kBKQ2

2 days ago 'The puppetry especially is of very high standard, bringing the Moomin world to life. The comedy is also exceptionally funny and continuously had the children in fits of laughter' Henley Standard Read their full review of our magical Christmas show The Fir Tree below ⬇️ ❄️

2 days ago The Lantern Parade is over, boo! ☹️ But a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us on Saturd… https://t.co/piCXXOw3Z5

2 days ago The Lantern Parade is over, boo! ☹️ But a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us on Saturday night! Let us know about your Lantern Parade experience here - https://lucy628.typeform.com/to/VMGDZA Share your photos and videos using #nordenfarm

2 days ago ELO Again bring the spectacular live experience of ELO to the Norden Farm stage on Sat 26 Jan --> https://norden.farm/events/elo-again-80 Relive the age of glam rock in the 21st century as Elo Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne with all the big hits being performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing and Sweet Talkin’ Woman!

3 days ago Big lantern and mini bear lantern

3 days ago Catch @kenchengcomedy's Christmas short for @DaveTVChannel tonight at 9pm - then catch him in our Studio on Thur 7… https://t.co/IgrGcr6Pfm

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