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by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

'Fall under its spell' Maidenhead Advertiser

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

'A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime' Families Magazine

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.


Click here to find out more about the cast and creative team behind The Fir Tree.


Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December Performances twice daily (run time approx 55 mins)

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s) £46 Family and Friends (4 people). Offer applied in basket.


Relaxed Performances

Performances on Sat 1 Dec at 11am and Sat 29 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - ideal for 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 download a Visual Story of your trip to The Fir Tree at Norden Farm.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with SEND and sensory impairments. Contact the Box Office on 01628 788997 for more details.

Reviews

'Fall under its spell’ Maidenhead Advertiser

‘A treat for the whole family that offers an ideal festive alternative to the pantomime’Families Magazine

'The young and the not so young alike will be enchanted by this magical and funny tale’The Wokingham Paper

'Working together in order to create an enjoyable Christmas for everyone is a key message the show impressively delivers' The Henley Standard

'It’s perfect for younger children, first time theatregoers or anyone who prefers the a more laidback experience’Muddy Stilettos

'The characters are loveable and very funny. I was surrounded by children belly-laughing at the slapstick comedy' Little Ankle Biters

'Humour, suspense and gorgeous puppets that all the children adored’ WycMum

'The set was very clever with a great use of props and a large interactive screen in the center of the set, which really helped add to the storytelling and bought another dimension' Berkshire Mummies

'The whole atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming' Laura’s Lovely Blog


Click here to download a copy of The Fir Tree flyer.


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Stuff and Nonsense are leaders in family theatre. Their adaptation of Pinocchio combines classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – with their hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks.

'The show was extremely clever and I was very impressed by the fantastic use of staging, which is definitely one of the key elements, along with the lively music, that kept my little boy transfixed throughout' coastalmum.co.uk

Invest in your children’s imaginations: join us in the theatre and take playfulness home with you!

Age guidance
3 + years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 30 November at 11am and Friday 27 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Saturday 21 December at 2pm will be signed.

Run time
Pinocchio is 60 minutes long without an interval.

Tickets
£16 | £14 Under 16s
£56 Family and Friends (4 people)

Early Bird Offer
£52 Family and Friends ticket (for 4 people) when booked before Sat 31 Aug.

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Creative Team
Directed by Niki McCretton
Music by Dom Coyote
With additional music by Tim Dalling

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Free Event

Relax in this interactive chill out space where stories come to life.

Created with local schools and community groups our Gallery will be alive with stories this holiday.

This SEND friendly exhibition is a magical space where characters jump from the pages of the book through animation, projection, storytelling and music.

Free Entry Fri 26 Jul - Sat 17 Aug Tuesdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm

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Kite Making Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops this summer, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers Community Kite Project.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Workshops are suitable for all the family.

Nicholson Centre
Sat 3 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm Night Market
Sat 3 Aug 6pm – 9pm | £5 per kite

Maidenhead Library
Sat 10 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm
Fri 16 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 17 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 31 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.

These workshops have been kindly subsidised by funding from Shanly Foundation, Cyril Taylor Trust and Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Arts and Crafts.

Tues 28 May 12.30pm
Led by Aysha Khan

Decoupage and decorate ceramic hanging plant pot or bird feeder.

Join Norden Farm for this Out of the Hat themed Art session!


Fri 31 May 1pm
Led by Aysha Khan

Bird themed mobile - wooden birds decorated and strung together to create a hanging mobile.

This Eco Art session is inspired by James Campbell's show Don't Panic! We CAN Save the Planet.

Thu 1 Aug 12.30pm
Create and decorate a cushion.

Fri 2 Aug 12.30pm
Pop up lantern - turn a pop up lantern into beautiful bird.

Tue 6 Aug 12.30pm
Paint a silk sun-catcher.

Wed 7 Aug 12.30pm
Recycled hanging mobile.

Thu 15 Aug 12.30pm
Collage - create beautiful canvas pictures by collaging recycled materials.

Fri 16 Aug 12.30pm
String bird print - Create fantastical prints using string and paint.

Sessions are 45 minutes | Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years | All materials provided.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.

There's also:
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Summer
Wed 1 May - 14 Aug, exc 31 Jul
1.45pm - 2.30pm

£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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Circus Week

Led by And Circus.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 - 13 years.

Tues 30 Jul - Fri 2 Aug | 10am - 4pm

£200 | £180 Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number when prompted)

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be different film screenings after the course. Starting at 4.15pm and finishing at 5.45pm (approx):

Tues 30 Jul The Garfield Movie (U)
Wed 31 Jul IF (U)
Thur 1 Aug Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (20th Anniversary) (PG)

Food:
Participants can order lunch daily from our Café Bar by filling out the Lunchtime Choice Form at the registration desk.

The Lunchtime Menu is £7.50 and includes a choice of:
• Penne Pomodoro
• Cheese and Tomato Pizza
• Fish Fingers with Chips
• Chicken Nuggets with Chips
• Hummus Salad and Pitta

Plus a soft drink and a tub of ice cream

And Circus's website

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