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  •  Sun 18 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Mon 19 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Tue 20 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Wed 21 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Thu 22 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Fri 23 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Sat 24 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE
  •  Sun 25 Aug 10:00 -16:00 FREE

The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

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 and Workshops

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.

Kite Making Workshops

  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

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.

Click here to visit our drop in 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.


With thanks to our funders: RBWM, The Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation

other events you may be interested in

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

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

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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this summer holiday!

Wed 24 Jul - The Smartest Giant in Town
Thur 25 Jul - The Snail and the Whale
Friday 26 Jul - The Very Busy Spider
Sat 27 Jul - Mr Happy

Mon 29 Jul - The Fairies and the Cake Baker
Tues 30 Jul - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wed 31 Jul - The Smartest Giant In Town
Thur 1 Aug - The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Fri 2 Aug - Room on the Broom
Sat 3 Aug - The King with Donkey Ears

Mon 5 Aug - Arion and the Dolphin
Tues 6 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 7 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole
Thurs 8 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Sat 10 Aug - Jack and Marigold

Mon 12 Aug - The Lion and the Mouse
Tues 13 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 14 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 15 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

Mon 19 Aug - The Magic Cooking Pot
Tues 20 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Wed 21 Aug - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thurs 22 Aug - Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave
Fri 23 Aug - Aliens Love Underpants
Sat 24 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or colour in a mandala while relaxing on a beanbag. 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.

Featuring artwork made by pupils from Burchetts Green Infant School, Woodlands Park, Wessex Primary School, St Edmund Campion, St Mary’s Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Cookham Rise, Furze Platt Junior School an Oldfield School.

Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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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 5 Aug - Fish and Jellyfish
Tues 6 Aug - Wooden tool box
Wed 7 Aug - Jumbo people and costume drawings
Thur 8 Aug - Bug crowns and bead making
Fri 9 Aug - Mini picture frames and rainbow scratch pictures
Sat 10 Aug - Superhero colour in masks and Superhero Keyrings

Mon 12 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Tues 13 Aug - Under the sea UV paintings
Wed 14 Aug - Dragons flyers and mobiles
Thur 15 Aug - Mini super hero’s
Fri 16 Aug - Stained glass candle holders
Sat 17 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship

Mon 19 Aug - Surf Board and Keyring
Tues 20 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 21 Aug - Octopus and Stingray
Thur 22 Aug - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 23 Aug - Ice Creams and Summer Drinks
Sat 24 Aug - 'Ships Ahoy!' Pirate Headdress and Pirate Ship

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Kite Workshops

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

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Youth Theatre (H)

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
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

have your say

about 15 hours ago See comedian, Tom Rosenthal live on Thursday 19 September --> https://norden.farm/events/tom-rosenthal-manhood Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs entertain you with a brand-new stand-up show Manhood!

about 22 hours ago ‘Disney's live-action remake is a technological marvel of unprecedented hyperrealism’ ★★★★ Independent Disney’s live action The Lion King boasts an-all-star cast including Beyoncé and Donald Glover – see it on the big screen from Fri 23 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/the-lion-king-pg

1 day ago Papa Truck headline The Big Berkshire Beach Gig on Saturday 24 August 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 Bluegrass music straight out of the home counties! This five piece band take influences from genres including rock, pop, folk and blues to produce their British Bluegrass sound.

1 day ago Our Creative Arts Social Club have been busy creating some masterpieces - have a look at their goldfish and beach scenes from the past two sessions More information about Creative Arts Social Club here --> https://norden.farm/events/creative-arts-social-club-67

2 days ago This summer we have brought back some of our favourite movies of the season so of course we had to bring back The Favourite See the Oscar winning performance by Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on Wed 21 and Thur 22 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/the-favourite-15

2 days ago Have you all got the Norden Farm Community Kite Festival in the diary? ...we hope so! ☀️ Join us for a free to attend afternoon of fun for all the community! Grab your kite and head down to Boyn Grove Park Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm! Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite! The afternoon will include kite flying, kite making, food from local vendors, MD Ice, Pizza Pals, Livity Kitchen and Barbarian Grill Ltd and if you get thirsty a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery. And new for this year a live music stage featuring top local talent. The line up includes singer songwriters Horizon, Tara Deane, Cannibal, L. and folk duo Tomorrow Bird. See you there! ⭐ Food ⭐Kite Flying ⭐ Bar ⭐ Music ⭐ See you there!

2 days ago True Gold - The Spandau Ballet Experience perform the music of Spandau Ballet with precise musicianship that will leave you stunned on Sat 14 Sept --> https://norden.farm/events/true-gold-the-spandau-ballet-experience Sing along to timeless tracks such as Cut A Long Story Short; True and Gold

2 days ago RT @JulianDutton1: ️ Do you live within a 1000-mile radius of the royal county of Berskhire? I shall be performing my John Le Mesurier sho…

2 days ago Our gallery is a great place to go to escape the weather - Our Goan Chill Out exhibition is open until Sun 25 Aug and is free to explore --> https://norden.farm/events/goan-chill-out Discover our fisherman's hut with colourful artwork and projections. Don't forget to colour in your very own mandala while crashing out on our beanbags and play with shadows on our giant mandala.

3 days ago Salsa your socks off with Son Yambu on Sunday 25 August! Join in a free salsa workshop before the event and then show those moves off to the live sound of Cuban son – the perfect way to round of your summer! --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01 See you there!

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