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Lantern Making Workshop (for Adults)

Led by Same Sky.

Across a full day, work as a group as Paul from Same Sky guides you to create a large-scale willow structure. These huge centre pieces will shine bright in the parade on Saturday 10 December!

Ages 17+ years.
10.30am - 4pm
£17.50 per person

Find out about our Family Lantern Making Workshops and Drop In Workshops at the Nicholsons Centre and Maidenhead Library.

See more details about the Lantern Parade here.


One Snowy Night

A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.

One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow
Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…

Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…

A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet. Age guidance 3+ years.

‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.

‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums

Meet Nick Butterworth
Acclaimed children's author Nick Butterworth will be joining us in the foyer to sign books after both the 11am and 2pm performances on Saturday 3 December.
Copies of One Snowy Night and other selected Nick Butterworth titles will be available on the day and online.

One Snowy Night Art Competition
Enter for the chance to win a goody bag and turn on the Christmas Lights with Percy the Park Keeper at Maidenhead Town Hall on Saturday 26 November! Click here for more information and to download an entry form

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.

Run Time
One Snowy Night is 50 minutes long.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)

Tickets for children under 18 months
For this show, tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps


The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Saturday 10 December

Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade is BACK!  With live music and entertainment as we light up the night in Maidenhead.

The Parade is a celebration of community and the arts and encourages local people to get together, creating fantastic artworks, dancing and parading their fabulous creations through Maidenhead town centre. This year the parade will take a new route to celebrate the new Riverside Quarter.

Norden Farm will once again team up with SameSky, an award-winning community arts charity who have been creating fantastic lanterns, costumes and community events since 1987.

Get involved at one of our Lantern Making Workshops, running throughout November and December. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process to create your own lantern to illuminate at the parade.  

Lantern Making Workshops at Norden Farm

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation. covering and decorating. Suitable for 6+ years, pre-booking essential.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person | Book here.

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person | Book here.

Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre

There are also Drop In Lantern Making Workshops in the town centre. Get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Workshops in the Nicholson Centre

Sun 27 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Sun 4 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More Information

Workshops at Maidenhead Library on Parade Day

Sat 10 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £4 per person | More information

Norden Farm are also working with local schools and community groups to ensure that the community as a whole is represented and involved in this fantastic event.

With thanks to our supporters:

Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation | Louis Baylis Charitable Trust | RBWM | The Prince Philip Trust | The Shanly Foundation | Cyril Taylor | Nicholsons Shopping Centre | Make Maidenhead | Waterside Quarter

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