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Teddies Music Club presents Pirate Pete and Princess Polly

Teddies Music Club brings you a swashbuckling adventure for young children.

The whole Teddies Team will be on stage to bring you a delightful family show full of fun with your favourite action songs.

WHY? Why not dress up in your favourite pirate or princess outfit!

Age guidance: 1 - 6 years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Teddies Music Club

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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!

Mon 28 Oct – Spider’s Web and Mummy
Tues 29 Oct – Ghost and Bat
Wed 30 Oct – Day of the Dead Mask and Pumpkin Pom Pom
Friday 31 Oct – Bonfire Night (Rocket and Sparkler)

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
10am
£5 per child

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this October Half Term!

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

Fri 1 Nov - The Magic Paintbrush and The High Street.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 2 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

Age Guidance 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Morgan & West and Makin Productions.

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimms' classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented byTheatre of Widdershins

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Playmobil: The Movie (U)

Dir: Lino DiSalvo 2019 | 99 mins, FR/DE

Imaginative young girl Marla embarks on an epic journey after her younger brother Charlie disappears into the wondrous animated world of Playmobil. Marla encounters a whole host of Playmobil characters as she tries to find her brother in this magical realm.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Dir: Thurop Van Orman 2019 | 96 mins, FI/US

A new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver. They team up with pig Leonard, his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce. Can this unlikely superteam save their homes?

WHY? The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies are back on the big screen!

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold (PG)

Dir: James Bobin 2019 | 102 mins, AU/US

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. But nothing could prepare her for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

WHY? An all new live-action adventure for Dora the Explorer

'Charming children’s adventure' ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

Bring the whole family and sing along to a spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and CBBC singer songwriter Rob Castell.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Concertini website

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Fun with Photos

We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Suitable for 7+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

Fri 1 Nov | 10am

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Get ready to bring your favourite toys to life!

Learn how to shoot and edit a short animated film. Plan and create your own story using props and scenery - you can bring your own or dig into our Lego box!

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

Fri 1 Nov | 11am

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Newsround

Create your very own Newsround programme to include the top breaking headlines, news and weather.

Suitable for 7+ years

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

Fri 1 Nov | 12pm

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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

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The Carnival of the Animals - Sunday Lantern Making Workshop

Led by Same Sky.

Across 2 hours, our artist will guide the group through the process of weaving an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Suitable for 6+ years.

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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

Click here to read the full review.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December!

Featuring live music and entertainment from The Brass Funkeys who bring pumping brass driven funk to lead you on the route!

Plus street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.


4.30pm - Live music and entertainment

5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall

5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

6.30pm - 9pm Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in The Desborough Suite


Not taken part in the Lantern Parade before? or have a questions about what it's all about? Download our handy FAQs here

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, give our team a call on 01628 682563


Lantern Making Workshops

Town Centre Saturday Drop In Workshops

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night

Sat 16, 23, 30 Nov

10am - 4pm (drop in)

£4 per person | Suitable for 3+ years


Norden Farm Sunday Workshops

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Sun 17 and 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm

£7 per person | Suitable for 6+ years


Last chance drop-in workshops Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library 10am - 2pm | £4 per person


Lantern Making 2.0

Work as a group, guided by a professional practitioner, to create a large scale willow structure which will shine bright in Norden Farm's Lantern Parade. Pre-booking is essential.

Sat 23 Nov

10am - 4pm

£17.50 per person | Suitable for 16+ years. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult.


  •   7 Dec FREE
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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

From the critically-acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected team comes a brand new show on the TUDORS!

A fast-paced show for all the family that shows how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects and how everything links together in unexpected ways. You’ll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again… GUARANTEED!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada?

Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies?

What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire?

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Histories of the Unexpected Website

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Hansel and Gretel

An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...

This inclusive version of Hansel & Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle interaction and integrated signing.

WHY? With an enchanting woodland set, playful characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first theatre experience for little ones

Age guidance: 3+ years

Run time 50 mins
Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre.

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