The Beach: Get Involved

The Beach

The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm runs annually throughout the school summer holidays. Free to play on, just roll up and relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand.

No tickets required, this man made beach features 15 tonnes of sand, a mini tiki bar and shark selfie surfboard.

Bring your own buckets and spades or buy a set to keep from the Box Office or the Café Bar.

All the fun of the seaside… without the drive!

Car parking is free at Norden Farm, and the building and Beach is fully accessible for those with additional needs.


Everyday Activities

There is something to do at Norden Farm every day of the long summer holiday.

Our everyday activities are very popular throughout the holiday, so we recommend pre-booking online or giving the Box Office a call on 01628 788997.

You can take a look at everything that is on offer over the summer holiday here


Storytelling

Monday – Saturday | 1.30pm and 3.30pm £2 per person

Interactive storytelling sessions take place in our specially designed story den and last 20 minutes.

For up to date titles or to book check out the event page here.

(Storytelling sessions are suitable for age 3+ years)


Beach Craft

Monday – Friday | 10.30am £5 per child

Take a moment away from the sand, and get crafty! Crafts vary so you can create something new every day! Our artist will guide you through the workshop, and you will leave with a beach themed creation for you to treasure!

For up to date themes or to book check out the event page here.

(Craft sessions are suitable for age 5+ years)


The Secret Cove Exhibition

The Secret Cove is open throughout the summer holiday, and is free to attend.

Head down to The Gallery, and expore beneath the cover of palm trees and swooping tropical birds.

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery’s indoor 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 or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.

The exhibition features work created by local primary school students as part of the Farm Out Primary Beach Craft Project, which this year, worked with over 1000 students.

The interactive exhibition offers a creative space out of the sunshine (or away from rain…!).


Café Bar

Our family friendly Café Bar is open from 10am, Monday – Sunday.

Inside you will find a relaxing environment with comfy sofas and free newspapers. We also have free Wi-Fi, so you can share your beach moments on social media! (use #nordenfarm !)

We serve a full lunchtime menu, with loads of delicious options, plus a children’s menu. Special children’s picnic boxes are also available throughout the summer . As well as daily specials, speciality teas and coffees, ice creams and treats. Take a look at our menus here

Keep an eye out for our Beach Cookies from The Funky Cookie Company

Food is served:

  • Monday | 11.30am - 3pm
  • Tuesday - Saturday | 11.30am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 7.45pm
  • Sunday | 12pm - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 7.30pm

about 19 hours ago Planning your Saturday night entertainment? Join us this evening for The Vinyl Frontier's first ever instrumental duel as Tubular Bells takes on Oxygene. Hear both classic albums on a fabulous hi-fi and, of course, on vinyl! The evening would be complete without trivia and chat from host Jeff Lloyd.

about 20 hours ago Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade is BACK! - https://t.co/yl0OHTBkLG

2 days ago RT @HelenPorter1853: Just enjoyed a great performance of #WildLife @nordenfarm tonight. Congratulations to all involved in performing & pro…

3 days ago Adventures in Wonderland... - https://t.co/H6m96E2CK4

3 days ago 'A delightful surprise. It’s a celebration of friendship, of the boundless creativity of children’s minds’ ★★★★ The Guardian Get your capes at the ready as Captain Underpants soars on to our big screen this half term! ---> https://norden.farm/events/captain-underpants-u

3 days ago RT @HolyportC_ART: Please support our student's work @nordenfarm gallery until 29th October. Tues to Sat 5pm – 10pm + Sun. @WindsorFestival…

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3 days ago RT @100WattClub: We've just put the finishing touches to our next #Maidenhead burlesque & cabaret event at the lovely @nordenfarm! Keep you…

3 days ago We welcome the masters of visual theatre The Ding Foundation back The Farm tonight with their spine-chilling, thought-provoking and comic new show Wild Life! Have a look through these fabulous images to read of what audiences were saying after their recent show in Liverpool, then join us for a walk on the wild side at 7.30pm! --> https://norden.farm/events/wild-life

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