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.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:
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
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
Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!
Led by Parveen Chana
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.
Saturdays (from 11 May, exc 1 Jun)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term
Suitable for 6+ years.
Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company
Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!
Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!
'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard
Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.
Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.
‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson
Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.
Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.
'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace
Thursdays or Sundays
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.