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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

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

Monday – Spider’s Web and Mummy
Tuesday – Ghost and Bat
Wednesday – Cat and Pumpkin Decoration
Thursday – Monster Cup and Pumpkin
Friday – Skeleton and Witches Boot

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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

Mon 22 Oct - The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Tues 23 Oct - The King with Donkey Ears
Wed 24 Oct - The Fairy Baker
Thur 25 Oct - Medio Pollito - The Half Chick
Fri 26 Oct - King Midas
Sat 27 Oct- The Smallest Pumpkin

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 Musicians of Bremen

A visually stunning adaptation of the Grimm’s fairy tale.

A donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog are too old to be of any use to their masters. In this tumbling, musical adventure follow their adventures and their extraordinary friendships. It shows that despite our differences, we can be friends, and that we are never too old to live our dreams. With puppetry, movement and trapeze, all accompanied by live music.

Age guidance: 3 – 7 years.

WHY? A highly visual show and non-verbal work for young and hearing impaired audiences

Presented by Compagnie Animotion

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £32

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (U)

Dir: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner 2017 | 83 mins, Fr/Be

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be. On this farm, you’ll find a fox that thinks it's a chicken, a rabbit that acts like a stork and a duck who wants to replace Father Christmas!

WHY? Fun-filled animation featuring the voices of Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson and Celia Imrie

'The hand-drawn, 2D animation is utterly beguiling, conveying the pleasingly nostalgic feel of a beloved children's book' ★★★★ The List

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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James Campbell - The Hilariously Funny World of....

A stand up comedy show for children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

James finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair. Age guidance 6+ years.

WHY? ‘James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of six- to 11-year-olds’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

James Campbell's Website

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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)

Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky 2018 | 97 mins, US

Drac decides to take a summer vacation on a cruise ship. But the dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain, Ericka - who is hiding a dangerous secret…

WHY? Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi

'The third outing for the Drac Pac proved a success' Empire

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £20

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Singalong Concertini

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

West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends perform songs from Mary Poppins, Matilda, Frozen and more. The 11.30am show is a relaxed performance – ideal for children with SEND.

WHY? Come in costume or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm

Concertini's Facebook Page
Concertini's website

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Snow White Rose Red Bear Brown

Snow White and Rose Red are sisters, twins, best friends. They have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their Mother would have liked, they are nonetheless, kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

WHY? A new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest

Presented by Theatre of Widdershins

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG)

Dir: Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath 2018 | 92 mins, US

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies - everyone but the Teen Titans, that is.

But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line.

WHY? ‘Hilariously savage, super-smart superhero parody’ Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Christopher Robin (PG)

Dir: Marc Forster 2018 | 104 mins, US

Join Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and he gang in a brand new adventure. The beloved characters from The Hundred Acre Wood head to London to help find Christopher Robin’s lost briefcase - because the best friends will always be there for you.

WHY? Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Mark Gatiss

'As Much a Movie For Adults as It Is For Kids' Time

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £20

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Tuesday 30 October 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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Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse brings her acclaimed baby disco to Norden Farm!

Join the Australian DJ, producer and mum of two, with her dancers in this interactive early childhood event. Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

WHY? ‘Monski has the Midas touch in creating just the right atmosphere for grown-ups and little ones to let themselves go’ ★★★★★ Families Online

Age guidance: Under 5 years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32
Tickets are not required for children under 6 months

@MonskiMouse
@nordenfarm

Monski Mouse's website

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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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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.

Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s)
£46 Family and Friends (4 people). Offer applied in basket.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact the Box Office on 01628 788997 for more details.

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