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Summer Circus Week

Led by And Circus formally of Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing.

Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 29 Jul - Fri 2 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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The Bear

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

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Storytelling

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

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Arts and Crafts Session

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.

Thur 25 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Fri 26 Jul - Puffa Fish and Wool Turtle
Sat 27 Jul - Sand Art and Scratch Art Magnets

Mon 29 Jul - Sailing Boats and Seagulls
Tues 30 Jul - Beach Huts and Snorkler
Wed 31 Jul - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Thur 1 Aug - Stained glass birds
Fri 2 Aug - Heart shaped picture frames
Sat 3 Aug - Rainbow door hangers

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


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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. 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. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.


Join us for the Grand Opening on Wednesday 24 July from 10.30am

  • Free 15 minute Bollywood Dance Taster Session in the Café Bar – led by Parveen Chana
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the Café Bar between 10.30am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Featuring a special appearance from Harmony the Mermaid before she represents Berkshire in the finals of Miss Mermaid UK
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops between 11.15am - 1.15pm (£3.50 per person)

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

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.


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 10.30am

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 and Workshops

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.

Kite Making Workshops

  • 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.

Click here to visit our drop in workshop booking page.


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.


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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Autumn
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

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about 22 hours ago The last of our Summer Recital Series takes place on Thursday 5 September! Poppy Shotts (Soprano) joins the St John’s Ensemble for a rare chance to hear Schuberts Auf dem Strom and Mozart’s eloquent Oboe Quartets. More info, the full programme and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-4

1 day ago The Big Berkshire Beach Gig is today! If you haven’t got your tickets yet there’s still time – don’t miss your chance to see top local acoustic talent – all while relaxing on our Goan inspired beach! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64

1 day ago The Noise Next Door need your help to capture the fearsome Captain Bloodbeard At Sea is the new jaw-dropping, all-singing, mermad-magic show for children aged 7+ and will be washing up to our Studio on Sun 6 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/noise-next-door-at-sea

2 days ago Today see’s the end of our 2019 Summer Leadership Programme! But Charlie and Sionainn went out with a bang with the… https://t.co/Brh0m6dQkJ

2 days ago Today see’s the end of our 2019 Summer Leadership Programme! But Charlie and Sionainn went out with a bang and hosted a VERY popular treasure hunt! – did you find any of the golden chocolaty treasure? A huge thanks to all of our super Young Leader’s this summer – Hope, Aimee, Elis, Lily R, Josh, Jordan, Dhiann, Lily B, Robbie, Thomas, Charlie and Sionainn! You have all been absolute stars (star emoji) and of course, to our wonderful Group Leaders, Rob and Harry! Want to get involved next year? Young Leaders returns during the 2020 Easter Holiday – click here to apply --> https://buff.ly/2YBtAP0

2 days ago Transport yourself to Spain this Sunday as you dance the night away with Son Yambu Dance and listen to live music bringing the spirit of Cuban son to Maidenhead – Join in at a free Salsa Workshop where you can learn new moves then dance to the bands passionate and authentic music. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01

3 days ago Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas. So who do they turn to? The Great British Public of course! They make a pact. They'll go onto the streets, interview people, and whatever story the public come up with – that will be the show. Come and see what the Still No Idea turns into on Thurs 26 Sept --> https://norden.farm/events/still-no-idea

3 days ago Our Young Leaders have been busy hiding treasure around Norden Farm - for a free Pirate Treasure Hunt tomorrow at 11.30am and 12pm! Work out the clues to find a chocolate-y prize at the end!

3 days ago Our Young Leaders have been busy hiding treasure around Norden Farm - for a free Pirate Treasure Hunt tomorrow at 1… https://t.co/AHU5A2GphP

3 days ago This Saturday due to the overwhelming demand we are fully booked for Kite Making Workshops and will not be accepting walk-ups on the day. If you want to get involved with the Community Kite Festival click here --> https://norden.farm/events/community-kite-festival

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