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Storytelling

10.30am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for more Moomin adventures this festive season!

Join Ruth who will be reading The Invisable Child by Tove Jansson.

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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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.

'Fall under its spell' Maidenhead Advertiser

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.

'A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime' Families Magazine

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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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this festive season.

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

24 November – Christmas Tree (Sewing) and Santa Table Decoration
1 December – Clay Candle Holder and Elf
15 December – Cracker & Christmas Tree Decoration
22 December - Christmas Tree Table Decoration and Snowman Light Up Tree Decoration
28 December - Masking Tape Art and scratch decorations
29 December - TBC
30 December - a New Years wish jar

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Dir: Rob Marshall 2018 | 130 mins, US

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ household in a spectacular new story, to help the next generation of the family. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an adventure to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives.

WHY? Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Mondays Offer
Monday film screening tickets are £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee. Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 30 January at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Margo & Mr Whatsit

No matter where Sophia finds herself living, her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit is always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.

But when she moves into her new foster home, he finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good?

WHY? Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018

Presented by Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Age guidance: 3+ years.

Studio
£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.

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Paddleboat Theatre Company's Website

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Dir: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore 2018 | 112 mins, US

Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and online driving games.

WHY? The sequel to hit family film Wreck-It Ralph

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Bluegrass Concertini

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for a toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist.

With tunes you'll know and others you won’t, this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or Children with SEND.

WHY? A concert all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Mole & Gecko: The Show

A rapper and a singer. A mole and a gecko.

A river. A boat with no name.
A quest for adventure.
A quest with a duck!

Enjoy live songs, rap stories and instant poems as our heroes find out that what they thought they were searching for, might be less important than what they find along the way.

WHY? An interactive rap musical that you help create!

Age guidance: 5+ years

Presented by Simon Mole and Gecko.

Studio
£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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey 2018 | 117 mins, US

A fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. The story introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse - where more than one can wear the mask.

WHY? From the creative minds behind The Lego Movie

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.

WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!

Age guidance: 5+ years.

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.

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Louis' Website

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Mirai (PG)

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda 2018 | 98 mins, Jp

Four-year-old Kun’s world is turned upside down when he meets his new baby sister. Named Mirai, the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. He becomes increasingly jealous. Then one day, he encounters strange guests from the past and future…

WHY? A sumptuous and magical adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £24

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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Quest! Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led By Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Mon 8 – Wed 10 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card)

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

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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, its 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

Age guidance: 3-10 years

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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Quest! Art Daze

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Wed 10 – Fri 12 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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Family Silent Disco

Our Silent Discos have been so popular, that we’ve decided to host one where all ages can join in the fun!

Grab your grown-ups and head on down to the friendliest disco in town.

WHY? Pull some shapes, bust a move and get into the groove on our Studio dance floor

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Quest! Make a Play in 3 Days

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create a play from scratch in just three days! Explore different elements of theatre such as acting and script writing before performing your masterpiece at the end of the course.

Suitable for ages 10+ years.

Mon 15 – Wed 17 Apr
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years

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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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

The band perform a blistering set of terrific tunes - all played in that great Beatles style!

Bring the whole family and sing your socks off to belters such as Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Children can dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers, or Children with SEND.

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

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.

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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Chicken Licken

A recipe of food, puppets and music following the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!

WHY? A trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

Studio
£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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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

Studio (40 mins)
£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.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£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.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

42 minutes ago Legendary producer and founder of blues label Blue Horizon, Mike Vernon returns to music – but this time as the front man! Mike Vernon and The Mighty Combo bring you a unique evening of rhythm and blues. Join them on Friday 18 January --> https://norden.farm/events/mike-vernon-and-the-mighty-combo

about 4 hours ago 'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ Thank you to WycMum Blog who joined us for t… https://t.co/2AmnDOjWe8

about 4 hours ago 'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ Thank you to WycMum Blog who joined us for this year's Christmas show The Fir Tree! Find out more about what she thought of the show through the link below...

about 15 hours ago The world will burn - and everyone will know it was you who lit the match. Claire Foy (The Crown) stars as Lisbeth Salander in a new Dragon Tattoo story The Girl in the Spider’s Web – screening on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Dec --> https://norden.farm/events/the-girl-in-the-spider-s-web-15

about 18 hours ago 'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’ The Wokingham Paper Review… https://t.co/XAvI8cjjWx

about 18 hours ago 'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’ The Wokingham Paper Reviewers are loving our Christmas show The Fir Tree! Read the full review through the link below to find out why!

about 20 hours ago This January sing along to all your favourite Bruce Springsteen tracks with The Sound of Springsteen --> https://norden.farm/events/the-sound-of-springsteen The band have an undeniable love for the music – guaranteed to provide you with a great night out!

about 21 hours ago 1 comment Sway the night away at a celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Bye Bye Baby on Sat 19 Jan --> https://norden.farm/events/bye-bye-baby-88 This full theatre show covers the journey of the Four Seasons from their beginning to the disco era and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring many of the band’s worldwide hits including Beggin' and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

about 23 hours ago @IbstoneSchool Thank you for joining us!

about 23 hours ago RT @IbstoneSchool: What a lovely morning watching ‘The Fir Tree’ @nordenfarm. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance! Thank you! #…

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