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 per person (45 mins)
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.
Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.
This collaboration combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.
The Dovetail Trio’s debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album has been well received with 4 star reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album.
WHY? 'A combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation' FolkWords
£14 (£12 conc)
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 in 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
Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.
Pre Show Touch Tours
For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact our Box Office for more details.
An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.
Enter our art competition for the chance to win a Miki goody bag containing 4 tickets to a family show in 2018, a copy of Miki and some art goodies! Plus the winners of each age group will be invited to turn on the Christmas Lights on Saturday 25 November 2017 with Miki at the Town Hall!
Artwork entered will be displayed in our Gallery between Tues 5 - Sat 30 Dec.
Get ready to join the parade!
Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.
Workshops take place throughout November and December:
Norden Farm | Sun 19 Nov, Sun 26 Nov, Sun 3 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 18 Nov, Sat 25 Nov, Sat 2 Dec | 10am – 4pm (drop in)
Last Chance Workshop | Maidenhead Library | Sat 9 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)
Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 9 December.
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)
• 4.30pm – Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra – the Kings of Bhangra!
• 5pm – Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
• 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Live music and entertainment continues
A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.
Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!
Led by Rachel Walsh
A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.
Suitable for ages 2+ years.
Mondays (exc 16, 23 Oct and 13 Nov)
Fridays (exc 20, 27 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions
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.
Norden Lights 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!
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.
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.
'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre
Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.
£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3
Photography credit Luminous Photography.