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The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.
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 chill out space in our Gallery, featuring work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or decorate a mandala whilst relaxing on a beanbag. The exhibition is suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.
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.
The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.
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 – Saturday 10am
Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:
Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 11am and 1.30pm
The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 1 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.
The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.
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.
Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.
Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.
Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults.
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.
With thanks to our funders: RBWM, The Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation
Christmas 2021 at Norden Farm! Based on the award winning children's books about Kipper the Dog by Mick Inkpen.
It's snowing! And Kipper is very excited...
Kipper, Tiger, Pig and Arnold go on an adventure in the snow - but can they find their way home?
Join this magical world of puppets and mischief, filled with original songs and music. This warm-hearted Christmas show is perfect for children and their families.
‘A classic children’s tale… perfectly expresses the excitement of Christmas Eve and playing in the snow… superb’ ★★★★ The Stage
Suitable for ages 3+ years.
Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Miki to Norden Farm.
‘An ideal show for young children – and a great way to introduce them to live theatre’ Families Magazine
Performances on Sat 4 Dec at 11am and Wed 29 Dec 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.
Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged. Please contact Box Office for more details.
£14.50 | £12.50 under 16s
£50 Family & Friends (4 people)
Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!
Decorate your own felt wreath and leaf windchime! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some Autumn themed fun with stickers, pens and work sheet activities. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!
Make and decorate your own wizard/witch hat! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some magical fun including a scratch art magnet, magic wand and design your own playing card. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!
Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!
Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack
Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Saturdays 11am - 9pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.
Led by Rachel Walsh
A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.
Fri 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc Fri 17 Sept, 29 Oct, 19 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term
Please note the class on Fri 10 Dec will now take place on Tues 7 Dec 11am - 11.45am
Fri 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr and 22 Apr)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term
Suitable for ages 2+ years.
If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically
Led by Little Tanks
During the first term we will be focusing on enhancing and embedding performance skills. We will use various methods to achieve this including improvisation, characterisation, and voice work. You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals outside of your usual peer group as well as enjoying their sessions in a fully equipped theatrical space. There will also be a series of drama activities each week that will develop your confidence and aim to boost well-being.
Suitable for ages 12 - 16 years.
Wed 22 Sept - 1 Dec
Wed 19 Jan - 30 Mar (exc 23 Feb)
6pm - 7.30pm
£120 per 10 week term
Join Norden Farm Storytellers for free Kipper's Snowy Day storytelling in the Nicholson's Shopping Centre this festive season.
Taking place in Kipper's Den, the former Poppies unit at the Nicholson Centre. The wonderful world of Mick Inkpen's Kipper is brought to life in a magical setting created by the students of Berkshire College of Agriculture.
Join Kipper and his friends in this funny and dramatic re-telling of the classic children's books.
Tickets can be booked in advance or simply head down on the day (subject to availability)
Sat 4, 11 and 18 Dec
11.30am and 12pm (20 mins)
Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear.
But now he’s hit hard times... Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?
This well known and well loved tale - made popular by the Ladybird Classic - has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their own inimitable style. Beautifully crafted set and puppets, sublime music, a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes and a comic mouse make this show a magical must-see.
Age guidance 3+ years.
Run time 55 mins.
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40