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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 Library
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm

We will accept walk up’s at this workshop but, because of the limited time we have and the expected numbers of attendees at the session, we cannot guarantee that we can work with every walk up – people who have pre-booked (and arrive in good time) will be guaranteed to make their lantern.

It takes around 15 / 20 minutes to make a lantern – the last Lanterns will be started at 1.45pm – arrivals after this time (pre-booked or walk up) will not be able to make a lantern.

On the day we will be issuing numbered tickets when participants arrive, and our Young Leaders will call the number when it is your turn to make a lantern – this is the fairest way to deal with the amount of people.

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!


Not taken part before? Or have a question about Lantern Making? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

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