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
Sunday 17 June
Joe will be telling The Little Hamster From the Water
£3 per person (45 mins)
1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den this half term!
See below for details of each day's stories.
Mon 28 May: Yallery Brown
Tuesday 29 May: The Witch Got On At Paddington Station by Dylan Sheldon
Wednesday 30 May: Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy - An Original Tale
Thursday 31 May: No Storytelling
Friday 1 Jun: Pigs in Space!
Saturday 2 June: The Lion and the Mouse - Aesop Fable
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
Monday 28 May – Circus (clown face and acrobat)
Tuesday 29 May – 3D Book
Wednesday 30 May – Blow football game and England flag
Thursday 31 May – Peter Rabbit and wheelbarrow
Friday 1 June – Mini Beasts (bug rocks and caterpillar)
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.
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 sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.
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 1.30pm and 3.30pm
We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.
A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.
Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.
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.
£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s)
Early Bird Offer! £40 Family & Friends ticket (4 people), if booked before Friday 31 August. Offer applied in basket.
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.
Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.
'The Troublemaker gang had me 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
'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis
'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard
£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13
Photography credit Luminous Photography.
Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website