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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshop

Led by Same Sky. Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.

Norden Farm | Sun 22 and 29 Nov, Sun 6 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 21 and 28 Nov, Sat 5 Dec | 10am – 3pm (drop in)

Last chance workshop | Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 12 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)

Lanterns created at these family workshops will by illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 12 December. Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£3 per person. Please note that a space must be booked for everyone participating in the workshop.

Lantern Parade

Sat 12 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

  • 4.30pm - Live music and entertainment from the Bollywood Brass Band

  • 5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall

  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues


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, heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet.

The show's original run was at Norden Farm in 2010 and it returns by popular demand! Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki (2011) and Kipper's Snowy Day (2014).

Suitable for ages 3+

Family & Friends Ticket Offer - Book 4 tickets for the discounted price of £45.
Offer applied in basket. Groups must contain at least one adult and one child.

One Snowy Night Art Competition

Enter for the chance to win a goody bag and turn on the Christmas Lights at Maidenhead Town Hall! All artwork entered will also be displayed in our Gallery exhibition in December.

How to Enter

• Draw, paint or create a snuggly nest made from a household object or piece of furniture with a sleeping animal snuggled inside eg a sock, a hat, a shoe, a cup, a teapot

• Draw or paint one or more of the characters from the book on a very snowy night

You can download an entry form here, please remember to include your contact details on the back of your entry.

Entries will be judged in two age groups: 3 - 5 years and 6 - 8 years.

Deadline for applications is Friday 13 November. Winners will be contacted by Friday 20 November.


Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two with special guest June Carter

Clive John is the voice of The Johnny Cash Roadshow.

He brings a more laid back version of Johnny Cash songs with Nick Davis (electric guitar) and Martin Bentley (double bass) plus Jill Shoonjans as June Carter. The set also features some of Clive John’s chart topping original songs.

WHY? The only tribute show to be endorsed by the Cash family


Click here to vist the Johnny Cash Roadshow website


Danny Buckler's Magic Salon

Do you love comedy? Magic? Gossip? And all round entertainment? This is more than a magic show and better than a comedy night.

Comedian Danny Buckler entertains with anecdotes, tricks and songs before introducing three of the world’s finest magicians:

• Magician, mindreader and author – Mark Elsdon
• One of the fastest rising stars and the most respected designer in magic – Edward Hilsum
• JUST ANNOUNCED! Danny will also be joined by Paul Daniels - Britain's premier magician known to millions as a star of stage and screen

WHY? A night of mystery, fun and repartee as the show morphs into a television style chatshow to open up the fun and mysterious world of stage magic



New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

See in 2016 and celebrate New Year's Eve in Maidenhead - heck yeah it’s a hoedown!

Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on our brand new dance floor in the Courtyard Theatre. The caller will guide you through the dances, so no experience is necessary and no excuses!

There will be free games in the Barn including Giant Horse Shoes, plus acoustic music from the Squirrel Hunters and the Imaginary String Band keeps the party going between ceilidh sets. As you would expect, a fully stocked bar provides thirst quenching refreshments throughout.

So no need to head into the city, make this New Year's Eve one to remember - right here in Maidenhead!

Supporters offers applied in basket


Click here to visit the band's website


Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

A comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions.

After a sellout debut tour in 2014, this critically acclaimed show returns for its second nationwide tour. It is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene.

WHY? ★★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Scotsman



Austentatious' website


Mixed Doubles

The award winning sketch comedy quartet bring their hilarious comedy capers to Norden Farm.

1 day ago Dance to the rhythms at this year's Lantern Parade -

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1 day ago Our fab volunteer Ruth collates all our press clippings. Her desk is a bit dark today so she's donned a headtorch!

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2 days ago From the Man in Black to a legendary magician... -

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3 days ago We're going to be at the Christmas Lights Switch on this Saturday - look out for Percy the Park Keeper and Badger...

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3 days ago RT @SO_COMEDY: A few tickets left for last couple of dates of @misterhsk tour this week @nordenfarm Maidenhead & @ArtsatOFS Oxford https://…