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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 - brand new for 2018!

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 ages 3-7 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 ages 5-8 years)


The Secret Cove Exhibition

The indoor Beach Life 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, inspired by the beach huts of Goa.

While you're there, get involved in designing and making beautiful magnetic fishes to play with.

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 1 hour ago Animated drama, The Red Turtle is the story of a man shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island. The film beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Follow the journey on Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August at 11.30am --> https://norden.farm/events/red-turtle-pg

about 2 hours ago Your Monday sorted - With the end of the summer holidays approaching you may be thinking what can i do with the children? Well we've got you covered - with films, theatre and loads of free activities! Have a look at our website for more info --> https://buff.ly/2Mz8izk

about 21 hours ago Winner of five BAFTAs and two Academy Awards – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri returns to the Farm. Months have passed without a culprit in the murder case of Mildred Hayes’s daughter. She makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at revered police chief William Willoughby. Catch this darkly comic, yet touching drama on Saturday 25 August at 4.30pm and Tuesday 28 August at 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-15

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 Septembe… https://t.co/n5bi8KNwc3

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 September at 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm or at our Community Kite Festival at Punt Hill on Sunday 2 September where you can also take your creations to the sky! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and… https://t.co/Lys7G1tndS

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Join the three little pigs as they try to keep their tails out of the grumpy old wolfs soup on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 August at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-little-pig-tails

2 days ago Who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach well The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just that - State t… https://t.co/RL1wHkZe1G

2 days ago The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just around the corner and it's going to be the best one yet - I mean who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach? State the Case are one of the 5 bands performing - Distorted guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and wicked drums - your ears better be ready !

2 days ago Winner of Best Animated Film and Best Song for Remember Me at this year's Oscars – Coco returns to our screen this summer holiday. Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he sets off on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Join the adventure on Saturday 25 August at 11.30am and Sunday 26 August 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/coco-pg

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