Down On The Farm
Celebrate 10 years of Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade!
The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 8 December! Featuring live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.
Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.
Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.
Workshops are £4 per person.
From the book by Raymond Briggs
Adapted by Pins and Needles
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 Half Term the stories will be
Mon 18 Feb - The Bag of Warmth
Tues 19 Feb - The Witch got on at Paddington Station (by Dylan Sheldon)
Thur 21 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
Fri 22 Feb - The Magic Porridge Pot
Sat 23 Feb - The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
£2 per person
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Crafts for February Half Term:
Monday 18 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Tuesday 19 February: Birds – Parrot & Owl
Wednesday 20 February: Duck and a Rowing Boat
Thursday 21 February: Space – UFO and Rocket Picture
Friday 22 February: Toadstools and Gnomes
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition
Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!
Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!
Norden Farm Gallery
Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!
Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed.
But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, the dog and you and me put together! It’s gigantic, its roots are under the house and it’s taking over!
Unswerving energy, eccentric puppetry and live music in a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!
WHY? ‘Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre’ The Stage
Age guidance: 3-10 years
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.
Led by Richard Lee.
Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course
Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Suitable for 18+ years.