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:
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.
Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person.
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:
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
11am and 1.30pm.
Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales!
This May Half Term the stories will be:
Mon 27 May - The Very Hungry Caterpiller
Tues 28 May - Winnie The Pooh
Wed 29 May - The Ugly Duckling
Thur 30 May - Pippa Longstocking
Fri 31 May - The Mousehole Cat
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.
Age guidance: 3-7 years.
£2 per person
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
The crafts for May Half Term are:
Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.
Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.
This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.
Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!
Since seeing the jewel-like qualities of the hummingbird on her first visit to Trinidad, Johanne has returned to this exotic subject in here new body of work.
Johanne’s intention is to create feel-good art: colourful, lyrical paintings. Her inspiration is her family background, Trinidadian/Irish, born in the UK, each place conjuring up very special images.