Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!
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.
Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
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
Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.
We have experienced a huge demand for tickets for these sessions this year.
If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.
Our drop in sessions allow you to come down to the session at any time throughout the day – you don’t need to get there for the start of the session! So you don’t have to rush, but do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!
Sessions run from 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm, and at Norden Farm. You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support!
The Community Kite Festival
Sunday 1 September
Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our very first Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!
Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!
As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar.
So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!
Click here to visit the Community Kite Festival event page.
With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.
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 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
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
Click here to read the full review.
Led by Rachel Walsh
A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions
Suitable for ages 2+ years.
If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically
Led by Caroline Crawford.
A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!
Mon 20 May - 10 June, 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug (exc 29 July), 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly
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!
'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard
Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.
Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.
‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson
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 showcase.
'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace
Thursdays or Sundays
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.
Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.
A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!
All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.
Suitable for 9+ years.
Tues 17 Sept – 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term
Budding dancers and performers are welcome to come and try our Youth Dance classes at a free trial session on Tuesday 29 January at 5.30pm.
Spaces for the free trial are limited so please book your place through our friendly Box Office on 01628 788997.
Led by Parveen Chana
An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term
Suitable for 6+ years.