Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.
Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or colour in a mandala while relaxing on a beanbag. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.
This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation.
Featuring artwork made by pupils from Burchetts Green Infant School, Woodlands Park, Wessex Primary School, St Edmund Campion, St Mary’s Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Cookham Rise, Furze Platt Junior School an Oldfield School.
Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.
From the book by Raymond Briggs
Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.
Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.
'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian
11am and 1.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this summer holiday!
Wed 24 Jul - The Smartest Giant in Town
Thur 25 Jul - The Snail and the Whale
Friday 26 Jul - The Very Busy Spider
Sat 27 Jul - Mr Happy
Mon 29 Jul - The Fairies and the Cake Baker
Tues 30 Jul - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wed 31 Jul - The Smartest Giant In Town
Thur 1 Aug - The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Fri 2 Aug - Room on the Broom
Sat 3 Aug - The King with Donkey Ears
Mon 5 Aug - Arion and the Dolphin
Tues 6 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 7 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole
Thurs 8 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Sat 10 Aug - Jack and Marigold
Mon 12 Aug - The Lion and the Mouse
Tues 13 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 14 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 15 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave
Mon 19 Aug - The Magic Cooking Pot
Tues 20 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 21 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 22 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave
Fri 23 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Sat 24 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
£2 per person
The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.
It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).
For maximum chill out, explore the indoor chill out space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls.
All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.
The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.
Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:
Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10am
Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:
Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 11am and 1.30pm
The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 1 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.
The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.
In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.
Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.
Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.
Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults.
A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.
These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.
If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Mon 5 Aug - Fish and Jellyfish
Tues 6 Aug - Wooden tool box
Wed 7 Aug - Jumbo people and costume drawings
Thur 8 Aug - Bug crowns and bead making
Fri 9 Aug - Mini picture frames and rainbow scratch pictures
Sat 10 Aug - Superhero colour in masks and Superhero Keyrings
Mon 12 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Tues 13 Aug - Under the sea UV paintings
Wed 14 Aug - Dragons flyers and mobiles
Thur 15 Aug - Mini super hero’s
Fri 16 Aug - Stained glass candle holders
Sat 17 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship
Mon 19 Aug - Surf Board and Keyring
Tues 20 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 21 Aug - Octopus and Stingray
Thur 22 Aug - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 23 Aug - Ice Creams and Summer Drinks
Sat 24 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.
Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself.
For the sixth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.