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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 per person (45 mins)

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for age 7 - 13 years.

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card Holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.15pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 25 Jul 4.15pm - Moana Sing Along (PG)
Wed 26 Jul 4.15pm - The Boss Baby (U)
Thur 27 Jul 4.15pm - Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back - all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. Join in craft or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or get involved in the gallery secret cove.

Family films screened throughout the holidays. With weekday storytelling (£2) and craft sessions (£5) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

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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!

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Mon 29 May - The Lion and the Mouse
Tues 30 May - The Witch got on at Paddington Station by Dylan Sheldon
Wed 31 May - The Elves and the Shoemaker
Thur 1 Jun - The Lion and the Mouse
Fri 2 Jun - The King with Donkey Ears
Sat 3 Jun - The Witch got on at Paddington Station by Dylan Sheldon

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Moana Sing Along (PG)

Dir: Ron Clements, John Musker 2016 | 113 mins

Adventurous teenager Moana sails out on a daring mission. With the help of mighty demigod Maui, she voyages across the ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.

WHY? Bring the whole family to sing along to this hit Disney movie

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

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The Boss Baby (U)

Dir: Tom McGrath 2017 | 97 mins

An hilarious story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

WHY? The latest film from DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar

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

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Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Dir: Bill Condon 2017 | 129 mins

Belle (Emma Watson) is a bright and independent young woman, taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Belle soon befriends the castle’s enchanted staff. Can they help her to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to find the true Prince within?

WHY? A live-action re-telling of Disney’s animated classic

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

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and also work together on a group art project.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 31 Jul – Fri 4 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.15pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 1 Aug 4.15pm - My Life as a Courgette (PG)
Wed 2 Aug 4.15pm - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Dir: Claude Barras 2016 | 66 mins

9 year old Icare's is nicknamed Courgette. His mum has 'gone away' and he now finds himself settling into his new home at the orphanage. Join Courgette as he makes new friends, learns to trust others and even likes a girl!

WHY? 'French-Swiss stop-motion masterpiece' ★★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the review in full.

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

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Finding Dory (U)

Dir: Angus MacLane & Andrew Stanton 2016 | 103 mins

Disney Pixar reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue fish, Dory with her friends Nemo and Marlin. Together they search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

WHY? ‘One of Pixar's most charming films yet' ★★★★ The Independent

Click here to read the review in full.

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

Relaxed Screening - Tues 1 Aug 11.30am
An inclusive cinema experience, specially designed to welcome children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. The volume is reduced and lights are kept on a low level. Audiences can make noise, move around or leave the cinema.

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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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Despicable Me 3 (U)

Dir: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda 2017 | 96 mins

The Minions, Gru, Lucy, and their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - return to the big screen! Gru must face his most formidable nemesis to date - former 80s child star Balthazar Bratt.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker

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

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

This year's theme is - The Spy who Robbed Me

A film noire based show which borrows from the world of Bond, Bourne, Smiley, Sherlock, CSI, Spooks and more! Expect gadgets, moody lighting, witty dialogue, lots of action and a killer soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.15pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 8 Aug 4.15pm - My Life as a Courgette (PG)
Wed 9 Aug 4.15pm - Despicable Me 3 (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A)

Dir: Espen Sandberg 2017 | 129 mins

Captain Jack feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way. Deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), have escaped from the Devil's Triangle to seek revenge.

WHY? Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic anti-hero Jack Sparrow

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

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The BFG (PG)

Dir: Steven Spielberg 2016 | 117 mins

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic. Stephen Spielberg directs the imaginative story of a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

WHY? 'Mark Rylance makes Roald Dahl’s big softie completely believable in this winning adaptation' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read Mark Kermode's review in full.

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

Relaxed Screening - Wed 9 Aug 11.30am
An inclusive cinema experience, specially designed to welcome children and adults with special educational needs or disabilities, or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed environment. The volume is reduced and lights are kept on a low level. Audiences can make noise, move around or leave the cinema.

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Tues 15 - Thur 17 Aug
10am - 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.15pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 15 Aug 4.15pm - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul(U)
Wed 16 Aug 4.15pm - Inside Out (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Cars 3 (Cert TBC)

Dir: Brian Fee 2017 | 109 mins

With a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician and a few unexpected turns.

WHY? Lightning McQueen takes to Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage to prove that #95 isn't through yet!

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

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy...

Based on the books by Lynley Dodd and featuring many of the characters including Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum; and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

WHY? ‘Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement’ Mumsnet

Courtyard Theatre

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.

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