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
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 (4 people) ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August
Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.
1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!
Please see below for full listings.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Suitable for ages 3+ years.
An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.
Keep an eye on our website for details about how you can enter.
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. With weekday Storytelling (£2 per person) and Arts and Crafts Sessions (£5 per child) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!
Look out for our brand new feature - a traditional Hawaiian canoe on the shore. Plus don’t forget to say hi to the friendly shark… she’s really very smiley!
Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.
Family films are screened throughout the holidays, click here to browse the full summer line up.
Keep an eye on our website for details about free summer taster sessions of our brand new pre-school classes - Tutus and Splat! Messy Play.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:
The beach will be officially opened with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!) at 10.30am.
The Beach runs every day from 10am - 4pm until Sunday 27 August
Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August
Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery’s indoor Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The birds have been created as part of this year’s Norden Farm Beach Craft project with children from local schools; Furze Platt Junior School, Cookham Dean, Cookham Rise, Boyne Hill Infant School, Wessex Primary School, St Luke’s Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Woodlands Park Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School.
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this summer holidays.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
Suitable for ages 5+ years.
£5 per child
Tues 25 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Wed 26 Jul - Beach Hut and Bucket & Spade
Thur 27 Jul - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 28 Jul - Sailing Boats and Seagull
Sat 29 Jul - Make a pressed flower / leaf clay hanging decoration
Mon 31 Jul - Journey Sticks
Tues 1 Aug - Decorate a Glass Jar Lantern
Wed 2 Aug - Decorate your own summer holiday diary
Thur 3 Aug - Bug hotel
Fri 4 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots
Mon 7 Aug - Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Tues 8 Aug - Pirate Hats and Parrots
Wed 9 Aug - Space Rocket and Aliens – with glow in the dark stickers
Thur 10 Aug - Puppet making from spoons and cups
Fri 11 Aug - Crown making and invitation decorating
Sat 12 Aug - Decorate your own tote bag
Mon 14 Aug - Sponge painting
Tues 15 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 16 Aug - Sea Monster Sock Puppet and Sea Cave
Thur 17 Aug - Sun Catcher and Clay Sun
Fri 18 Aug - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Sat 19 Aug - Pirate Boats
Mon 21 Aug - Car Building
Tues 22 Aug - Beach with Umbrella and Keyring
Wed 23 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Thur 24 Aug - Shark and Fishing Game
Fri 25 Aug - Sailing Boat and Seagull
Sat 26 Aug - Mosaic Initial and frame