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Chill Club – Yoga for ages 5 - 11 years (online)

Led by Carly Brown

Yoga sessions designed for primary school aged children.

We will cover lots of different yoga poses in a fun and gentle way. Using our imaginations, we will look at how nature and wildlife inspires many yoga poses and exercises, lion breath for courage, tree pose for strength, cat pose for flexibility for example.

We will then take a short savasana (blanket time) to classical piano music. This resting time allows all the work and play to settle into the children’s bodies and brains. Each session will finish with a poem or reading.

You will need one yoga mat and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years.

31 Jul - 14 Aug
10.30am – 11am
£22.50 per 3 week term or £8 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

We want everyone to be safe while practising yoga at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Digi Den - Summer Sessions (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13.

Fri 31 Jul - 21 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£32 per 4 week term
Booking cut off time: Friday 31 July 12pm

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Kayleigh's Crafts - One Man Band! Musical Instruments (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 10 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each week's stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

Tues 4 Aug - Paddington Bear

For the trick, you will need:
Some paper that they can scrunch up into a ball and a coin

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Tues 5 May - 18 Aug (exc 28 Jul)
1.30pm - 2pm
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

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Shut Down, not Shut Up! Family Poetry (online)

Led by Simon Mole

Free poetry workshops for ages 4+ years and accompanying grown ups.

Goggles! Umbrella! Hullaballoo! Out of all the words in the world what’s your favourite?
Join poet Simon Mole on a quest to find the best sounding words in existence, and possibly make up a few new ones too…

The group will play some fun games and activities to build skills and confidence on Zoom before Simon leads a step by step poetry tutorial to help you write your own work.

These summer sessions are the first of an exciting longer project - be part of the writing (and performance!) team for one of the first events to be hosted at Norden Farm in the Autumn once the venue re-opens.

Make sure you have a pen and paper at the ready.

Wed 5 and 12 Aug
10.15am - 10.55am
Free Workshop - places are limited and must be booked in advance
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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Kite Making Workshops (online)

Led by Community Kite Project

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are going online!

Just because we can’t be together to make and fly kites this year, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!

Get involved in our online Kite Making workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky at your local park – don’t forget to send us a photo or video!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these online sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making a Japanese Sode Kite.

Join us via Zoom to make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky!

Each ticket includes access to the live, online workshop and everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Thur 23 Jul - 13 Aug
11am - 11.45am
£10 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Booking cut off time: Tickets must be booked by Tuesday (end of day) before each Thursday workshop.
Kite packs can be collected from the gate at Norden Farm between 4pm – 5pm on the Wednesday before each Thursday workshop.

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Dance Week: Dancing from my Sofa (online)

Led by Charlie Dixon

Dance week is an energetic creative dance course over 5 days, led by Charlie Dixon a local dance teacher and choreographer.

This jam-packed week will give young people the opportunity to take part in contemporary dance technique class, choreography workshops and participate in designing and crafting a brand new dance film - Dancing from my Sofa

Dancing from My Sofa is inspired by our current situation and how we’ve all learnt to adapt over the last few months. So, come a get creative with our epic new dance on film project based around your very own sofa/settee/couch/armchair or chaise lounge!

This course is open level course for dancers with mixed abilities, and great opportunity to build on existing skills in a friendly creative atmosphere from the comfort of your own home.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 17 - 21 Aug
10am - 1pm
£80 (£75 Advantage Card holders)
Booking cut off time: Fri 14 Aug 5pm


Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.


The schedule includes:

  • Daily Contemporary Dance technique workshop sessions
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Travel sequences and phrases
  • Creative tasks including solo, duets and group tasks
  • Choreography and rehearsal sessions
  • Creation of Dancing from My Sofa short film

We want everyone to be safe while practising dance at home so please ensure that all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and that you have suitable space to move in and have cleared the space of any potential hazards.

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Slime City! (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 17 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments

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Amazing Bubble Man

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

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

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

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Amazing Bubbleman Website

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows cominging to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating… hauntingly real' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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