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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

Join us for the Grand Opening (with free entertainment) on Tuesday 24 July from 10.30am

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Friday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


Join us for the Grand Opening on Tuesday 24 July from 10.30am:

  • Free 15 minute Teddies Music Club Taster Session in the Café Bar
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the Café Bar between 10.30am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops at 11.30am and 2pm (£3 per person)

The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 2 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

Bring your kite creations and join our team to fly kites on the hill!

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

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

  • Tuesday 24 July | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 11 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 18 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 1 September | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person.

Click here to visit our workshop booking page.


A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.

These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.

If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

Take a look at the full summer programme here:

other events you may be interested in

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Quest: Digital Zone

An interactive digital arts space; part of Quest Family Fest, the Norden Farm Family Arts Festival.

Keep your eye on the website for updates on events and workshops.

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this February Half Term!

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

Mon 17 Feb - The Witch Got on at Paddington Station by Dyan Sheldon
Tues 18 Feb - Jack and the Magic Harp
Wed 19 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Thur 20 Feb - Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Fri 21 Feb - The Old Troll and The Last Wheel of Cheese
Sat 22 Feb - Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 17 Feb- Sat 22 Feb
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Age guidance 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Metaphorically Speaking Part 2

John Percy is an abstract artist who works in painting and collage with a number of themes dealing with aspects of choice, decision and chance combined with elements of entropy and chaos.

This exhibition is part two of last year’s Metaphorically Speaking. Here he shows us a limited selection of favourite larger abstract paintings which scan back over a longer period.

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124 Studios

A diverse group of artists who work and exhibit together in and around Maidenhead.

Artworks in the exhibition range widely in style and medium. They include subjects such as portraits, flowers and abstraction.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 17 Feb - TBC
Tues 18 Feb - TBC
Wed 19 Feb - TBC
Thur 20 Feb - TBC
Fri 21 Feb - TBC
Sat 22 Feb - Little Grimm Tales Make a wish and become a magical beast or fairy for a day!

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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