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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years

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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Margo & Mr Whatsit

No matter where Sophia finds herself living, her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit is always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.

But when she moves into her new foster home, he finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good?

WHY? Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018

Presented by Paddleboat Theatre Company.

Age guidance: 4+ years.

Studio
£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.

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

Paddleboat Theatre Company's Website

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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, its 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

Age guidance: 3-10 years

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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You Choose

A different story in every show – where you choose what happens!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time!

WHY? From the team who brought us Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary

Presented by Nonsense Room Productions

Age guidance: 2-7 years

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.

@Nroomproduction
@nordenfarm

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles

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

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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
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

This Half Term the stories will be

Mon 18 Feb - The Bag of Warmth
Tues 19 Feb - The Witch got on at Paddington Station (by Dylan Sheldon)
Thur 21 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Fri 22 Feb - The Magic Porridge Pot
Sat 23 Feb - The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Crafts for February Half Term:

Monday 18 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Tuesday 19 February: Birds – Parrot & Owl
Wednesday 20 February: Duck and a Rowing Boat
Friday 22 February: Toadstools and Gnomes

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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about 18 hours ago Join ‘The Lady of Jazz’ Tina May for an evening of remarkable musicianship on Friday 15 March at 8pm. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/tina-may-05

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about 21 hours ago ARGHHHH! Award winning comedian Glenn Wool - Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate) lands in Maidenhead on Friday 8 March --> https://norden.farm/events/glenn-wool-wool-s-gold-ii-the-iron-pirate Setting sail through a back catalogue of material spanning 25 years Glenn questions whether he still agrees with some of his old views.

about 24 hours ago A sumptuous and magical adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are! Watch family animation - Mirai on the big screen on Saturday 23 February --> https://norden.farm/events/mirai-pg

1 day ago The Amy Winehouse Experience - AKA Lioness comes to our main stage on Friday 8 March --> https://norden.farm/events/the-amy-winehouse-experience-aka-lioness Stars in Their Eyes finalist Emma Wright performs all your favorite hits - including Rehab, Back to Black and Valerie.

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