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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


Relaxed Performances
Performances on Wed 10 Apr at 2pm and Thur 11 Apr at 2pm are Relaxed - ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

Click here to learn all about The Quest. Collect stamps this school holiday to become the Ultimate Explorer.

Click here to download our Visual Story Pack for children with special educational needs and disabilities, to help them with their visit to Norden Farm.

This event is part of Quest Family Fest. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

Run time 60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre

£11 (£9 under 16s)

Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Tickets or seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

other events you may be interested in

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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!

Mon 8 Apr - Design and make a Superhero puppet

Tues 9 Apr - Train your Dragon

Wed 10 Apr – Superhero Tiara’s & Plate Shields

Sat 13 Apr - Become a Superhero!

Mon 15 Apr - Be a dragon for a day!

Tues 16 Apr - Superhero Tiara’s & Plate Shields

Wed 17 Apr - Design and make a Superhero puppet

Thur 18 Apr - Mod Roc Plant Pots


Sessions are 45 minutes.

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

Draw along with acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt!

He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. To celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special 'royal' twist!

WHY? Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in

Age guidance: 4+ years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2019. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

75 minutes.

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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Singalong Concertini with the R'n'Beatles

The band perform a blistering set of terrific tunes - all played in that great Beatles style!

Bring the whole family and sing your socks off to belters such as Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Children can dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags.

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

Suitable for all ages.

WHY? Music to sing-along to!

This event is part of Quest Family Fest 2019. Join us to navigate your way through 2 weeks of creative adventures.

50 minutes.

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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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.

45 minutes.

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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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

Summer
Tuesdays (exc 28 May)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

On Sunday 17 March the story will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Duckie

by Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, with a message of respect and self-acceptance at its core.

‘Totally engrossing… all are won over by the sheer magnetism of the performance’ ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie, in his first work for children.

Set in an animal circus, we join him on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths.

A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

WHY? ‘A baritone voice that makes the earth shake’ Basement Jaxx

'Duckie is a beautiful, thoughtful show... Salvation isn’t going to be found by turning into a beautiful swan – it comes from accepting yourself and realising it’s ok to be different’ Circles and Stalls

'Duckie delivers a message of acceptance and tolerance that resonates with adults and sews a seed in young children that hopefully blossoms in every new generation’
Live Art Alive

‘A reinvention of family theatre’ ★★★★★ Critics Choice, The Reviews Hub

Le Gateau Chocolat: 2018 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Age guidance: 3+ years. For the young and young at heart.

40 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps, but please book a free ticket for them.

Summer 2019 tour dates presented by house.
Supported by Arts Council England.

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 7+ years.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

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.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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