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Give it a Go! Drama - Loud & Proud (5-7 Years)

Learn to project and change your voice, learn new accents and make sure people listen.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

Take a look at the full Jump In! Family Arts Festival programme here:

other events you may be interested in

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Monday 12 February - The Bag of Warmth
Tuesday 13 February - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Thursday 15 February - The Three Little Slugs
Friday 16 February - The Musicians of Bremen
Saturday 17 February - Lazy Jack

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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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!

Mon 12 Feb - Paddington and Suitcase
Tues 13 Feb - TBC
Wed 14 Feb - Goat puppet and clay troll
Thurs 15 Feb - Superheroes – mask and cuffs
Fri 16 Feb - Chinese New Year – dragon puppet and dog
Sat 17 Feb - Heart Letter Holders

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Jump In! Exhibition – Bee Me

An exhibition created with local schools and inspired by Me and My Bee, a show in the Jump In! Family Arts Festival.

Albert Einstein said that without the bees, humans have four years left to live. We rely on bees to pollinate one third of the crops we use as food.

This special multi-sensory experience for diverse family audiences including children with SEN, explores the importance and plight of bees, and gives ideas for what we can do to help the bee population.

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Early Man (PG)

Dir: Nick Park 2018 | 89 mins

It’s the dawn of time and prehistoric creatures roam the earth. Courageous caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob must unite his tribe against a mighty enemy - Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City. The latest film from Aardman Animations.

WHY? ‘A gloriously funny tale’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Click here to read the full review.

£7 (£5 under 16s)

Family and Friends (4 people) £20

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Paddington 2 (PG)

Dir: Paul King 2017 | 103 mins

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. He finds perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, a unique pop-up book. Paddington embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, can he and the Browns unmask the thief?

WHY? The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film

'A pure delight. As sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click here to read the full review.

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

Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Thursday 11 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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