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Nick Sharratt's Big Draw-Along

Join this much-loved children's writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.

Nick's best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He's also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson's phenomenally popular children's novels including Tracy Beaker. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.

WHY? Nick shares ways to invent your own crazy creatures and gives loads of top tips as you draw along with him

Age guidance: 6+ years. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

What to bring:

  • Drawing materials
  • Paper
  • Something to lean on

£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.


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Family Ceilidh

A live band, easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter for a Sunday afternoon.

Join us for a reel and a jig around the Long Barn.

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

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The Enormous Turnip

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!

Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm


Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Lantern Parade

Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

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Youth Theatre (C)

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. 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.

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 a performance.

'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
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

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. 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.

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 a performance.

'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
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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