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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back - all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. With weekday Storytelling (£2 per person) and Arts and Crafts Sessions (£5 per child) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

Look out for our brand new feature - a traditional Hawaiian canoe on the shore. Plus don’t forget to say hi to the friendly shark… she’s really very smiley!

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.

Family films are screened throughout the holidays, click here to browse the full summer line up.

Keep an eye on our website for details about free summer taster sessions of our brand new pre-school classes - Tutus and Splat! Messy Play.

Grand Opening: Tuesday 25 July from 10am

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:

  • Prizes for best Hawaiian / Elvis fancy dress
  • Free 15 minute Little Wrigglers Taster Session in the café bar at 10am
  • Beachside entertainment from Elvis himself
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Take photos in our prop-filled Hawaiian photobooth
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the café bar between 10am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Free activity and colouring sheets

The beach will be officially opened with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!) at 10.30am.

The Beach runs every day from 10am - 4pm until Sunday 27 August

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine.

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

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

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach Craft project.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

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

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Little Wrigglers

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

Fridays (exc 2 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 (£4.50 additional children) | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for ages 6+ years.

From Tues 25 Apr
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per term

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7 minutes ago Keep the little ones entertained this half term by entering our Miki Art Competition! The winners of each age category will win a goody bag and the overall winner will turn on this year's Christmas lights at Maidenhead Town Hall. Entries will also be displayed in our Gallery exhibition this December. Check out the link below for more information... ❄️ ️

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about 24 hours ago Heck yeah, it’s a hoedown! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2018! Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut A Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve! Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. **Tickets** £20 before Tues 31 Oct, £25 after Age guidance 12+ years.

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