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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…!).


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 10 hours ago This Friday join us for An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville as the Hundred Watt Club return with their ravishing, risqué and ridiculous evening of cabaret and fun! --> https://norden.farm/events/an-evening-of-burlesque-and-vaudeville

about 15 hours ago Is it a party? Is it a protest? Scotland, 1994. The government is cracking down on rave culture. When school friends Jonno and Spanner hear of an upcoming protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last shared hurrah. See Beats from Sat 22 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/beats-18

about 16 hours ago Geoff Lakeman comes to #NordenFarm on Wednesday for an evening of self-written and West Country songs, plus English… https://t.co/Jt0nlGCTs4

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about 18 hours ago Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff Lakeman has firmly established himself on the folk and acoustic circuit. Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on Wednesday 19 June. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/geoff-lakeman

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about 21 hours ago The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93 A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

1 day ago Enjoy an evening of comedy with two top comedians for just £10 on Thur 18 Jul! Kai Samra brings a fresh and edgy approach to the issues of today and Matt Winning has an eccentric and idiosyncratic whirlwind of ideas! Don’t miss them previewing their latest material head of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

1 day ago Have a listen to golden age jazz vocalist Rosina Hepburn and her Quintet before her upcoming gig with us on Saturday 20 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-rosina-hepburn-quintet

2 days ago Join us for the first of our Summer Recital Series on Thursday 18 July, featuring the music of Schubert – alongside other leading Viennese composers. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-1

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