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The Enormous Turnip

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

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Spring
Tuesdays (from 15 Jan, exc 19, 26 Feb, 9, 16 Apr)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Bluegrass Concertini

Grab your tiny dancers and join us for a toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist.

With tunes you'll know and others you won’t, this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again.

The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or Children with SEND.

WHY? A concert all about inspiring children and their grown-ups with live music in a relaxed and friendly environment

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Please book a free baby seat for babies under 18 months.

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.

WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!

Age guidance: 5+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£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.

@bubguy
@nordenfarm

Louis' Website

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Chicken Licken

A recipe of food, puppets and music following the adventures of a growing chick and her encounters with a hungry fox

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!

WHY? A trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen

Presented by DNA.

Age guidance: 3-8 years.

Studio
£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.

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The Bear

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

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Storytelling

10.30am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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about 14 hours ago RT @justinmoorhouse: MAIDENHEAD @nordenfarm 1st Feb Norden Farm My new show Northern Joker - VERY LIMITED https://t.co/Jk1heN2FK5

about 15 hours ago Thanks to Berkshire Life for featuring Norden Farm in their round up of things to see and do in Maidenhead! https://t.co/hkTY4rRQKq

about 15 hours ago Thanks to Berkshire Life for featuring Norden Farm in their round up of things to see and do in Maidenhead!

about 16 hours ago Have you come to one of our 10 Lantern Parades? We’re taking a look back at the past 10 years! See how the parade has grown with your help. Our Gallery Exhibition – Light Up: Lantern Parade Retrospective exhibition opens today – entry is free!

about 18 hours ago The brilliant Tatcho Drom, will be here performing a vibrant mix of traditional Romani music and dance from Russia… https://t.co/BBgt0KpYGP

about 19 hours ago RT @SaraDMusic: @nordenfarm @SamBraysher is perhaps one of the U.K's finest alto players racing towards a very bright future. Michael Kanan…

about 21 hours ago Bollywood Dance is starting on Saturday 26 January! Suitable for all abilities and ages 6+ years, these energetic… https://t.co/5hy57QK6o2

about 21 hours ago Bollywood Dance is starting on Saturday 26 January! Suitable for all abilities and ages 6+ years, these energetic classes offer the opportunity to learn modern Indian dance style fused with western style and Latino and Arabic influences. Classes will be on Saturdays 10am - 11am. More information --> https://norden.farm/events/bollywood-dance-33

1 day ago Looking for a yoga class to help with the ‘more me time’ new year’s resolution? Align and Flow yoga is fun, friend… https://t.co/rykQiF5jcs

1 day ago Looking for a yoga class to help with the ‘more me time’ new year’s resolution? Align and Flow yoga is fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Linking breath with a flow of postures and time at the end will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Sat 19 Jan – 6 Apr | 10am – 11.15am More information --> https://norden.farm/events/align-and-flow-yoga

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