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The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.


Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? 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.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

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Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!


other events you may be interested in

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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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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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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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Never Mind the Blocks – Tim Styles

Unpretentious, bold and blatantly playful blocks of colour sit behind vivid and improvised strokes to deliver a unique minimalist vision.

Tim has been producing original artworks for over a decade. His unique blend of influences bring together sumi-e style spontaneity with controlled, geometric simplicity. A junction where calm meets chaos, reflecting the relationship humans have with nature.

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