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:
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)
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)
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.
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
11am and 1.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this summer holiday!
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
£2 per person
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.
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.
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
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
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 1.30pm and 3.30pm
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.
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.
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.