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Explore: Creative Play (pre school)

There are no scheduled instances of Explore: Creative Play (pre school). You can view similar events below.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2023. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

30 mins

£4.50 per workshop | 4 workshops £16 per person

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Things you need to know!

Booking
• Explore workshops are always really popular so we recommend booking in advance as it’s unlikely tickets will be available on the day
• Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for children to attend on their own
• Family Workshops are designed for children and grown ups to get creative together – you’ll need a ticket for every participant attending
• If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

On the Day
• We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / find your workshop
• Workshops take place across the building – everything will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
• We recommend flat shoes and dressing for mess at our workshops
• Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)

Food and Drink
• The Café Bar is open from 9am, serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and vegan sausage sandwiches until 11am. Lunch is served from 12pm - 3pm. Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. WiFi is available to keep adults entertained!
• New this year! Children's packed lunches can be purchased at the time of your booking and will be waiting for you at the bar when you arrive.
The packed lunch costs £5 and includes: a wrap (tuna mayo wrap, ham wrap, vegan cheese wrap or cheese wrap), carrot and cucumber sticks, yoghurt, pom bears and carton of apple juice. Order online when booking your Explore day tickets and collect from the bar when you arrive.

Have fun and Explore!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to: use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 7 April).

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