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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshops

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)


Other dates for your diary!

Lantern Parade

Sat 9 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

• 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

The After Party

Thur 14 Dec | Norden Farm | Free event!

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!


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.

Download the FAQs here!

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Please see below for full listings.

Monday 12 February - The Bag of Warmth
Tuesday 13 February - Messy Pig and Tidy Fairy
Thursday 15 February - The Three Little Slugs
Friday 16 February - The Musicians of Bremen
Saturday 17 February - Lazy Jack

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this half term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Mon 12 Feb - Paddington and Suitcase
Tues 13 Feb - TBC
Wed 14 Feb - Goat puppet and clay troll
Thurs 15 Feb - Superheroes – mask and cuffs
Fri 16 Feb - Chinese New Year – dragon puppet and dog
Sat 17 Feb - Heart Letter Holders

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Jump In! Exhibition – Bee Me

An exhibition created with local schools and inspired by Me and My Bee, a show in the Jump In! Family Arts Festival.

Albert Einstein said that without the bees, humans have four years left to live. We rely on bees to pollinate one third of the crops we use as food.

This special multi-sensory experience for diverse family audiences including children with SEN, explores the importance and plight of bees, and gives ideas for what we can do to help the bee population.

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


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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It’s a Dog’s Life – Paula Zimmerman

Paula gained a degree in Art and Art History at Scarborough University in 1998 as a mature student.

Her career as an artist began as a ceramicist making quirky animals. She became interested in painting, initially as an abstract painter. Now she enjoys working with colour design and animals. She combines both in her animal portraits.

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

Party yourself into shape with the Zumba® programme.

An exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness party™. Dance to various Latin rhythms including salsa, reggeaton, merengue, cumbia, bellydance and more.

Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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