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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

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