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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, with a beautiful Goan theme!

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 | 11am and 1.30pm £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 ages 3-7 years)


Beach Craft

Monday – Saturday | 10am £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 crafts check out the event page here

(Craft sessions are suitable for ages 5-8 years)


Goan Chill Out Exhibition

The indoor Goan Chill Out Exhibition is open throughout the summer holiday, and is free to attend. Head down to the Gallery to explore a special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone.

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 700 students.

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

More information here


Café Bar

Our family friendly Café Bar is open from 10am every day.

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 4 hours ago This Sunday don’t miss Salsa at the Farm with Son Yambu – a great way to round of your summer in style! Dance the night away to authentic Cuba son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa! Join us for a free salsa dance workshop to show off your moves --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01

about 5 hours ago Have you see the line up for The Big Berkshire Beach Gig? Six of the most exciting local bands and singer-songwriters perform on our beachside and Studio stages on Saturday 24 August from 8pm. Tickets are just £5!

about 5 hours ago There are only five more days left before The Maidenhead Beach closes! Don’t miss out on chilling in our hammocks, going on an adventure in our blue boat or Tiki Hut and have a great meal and cold drink on our outside tables. More info about the beach here --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

about 6 hours ago RT @NaomiLWood: ⁦@nordenfarm⁩ gorgeous theatre in Maidenhead. A wonderful array of soloists with WEO chorus. All tickets £18 so buy early…

1 day ago Jazz at the Farm is back this Autumn and kicking us off his Steve Waterman on Friday 20 September --> https://norden.farm/events/steve-waterman-trumpet-74 Steve is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in Europe. Partnered with creative young saxophonist Piers Green this is a great way to welcome in Autumn!

1 day ago This Saturday join us for a music gig – on our beach! Groove along to bands in the studio or chill out in hammocks while listening to acoustic singers on the beach all for just £5! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-big-berkshire-beach-gig-64 The Big Berkshire Beach Gig will be headlined by Papa Truck!

2 days ago This Friday see the blues and rock guitarist Rob Tognoni bring his fiery and energetic show to our main stage for just £15! Rob has opened for the greats including Roy Buchanan and Joe Walsh from the Eagles

2 days ago We only have one more week of Craft and Storytelling at the Farm! Next week have a go at making your very own Surf Board and Keyring, a clay seahorse or a pirate headdress and ship for just £5 per session --> https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

2 days ago Janine Johnson brings The Hits of Whitey Houston to Norden Farm on Saturday 21 September --> https://norden.farm/events/the-hits-of-whitney-houston Bringing the soul and power of one of the greatest soul singers of all time Janine recreates some of Whitney’s timeless tracks including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and The Greatest Love Of All!

3 days 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!

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