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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back – all summer long.

Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. Join in arts and crafts or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or try some indoor surfing courtesy of green screen technology!

Family films screened throughout the holidays, click here to browse the full summer line up.

Grand Opening: Tuesday 26 July 10.30am

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beach:

  • Prizes for best Hawaiian / Elvis fancy dress
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Take photos in our prop-filled Hawaiian photobooth
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the café bar between 10.30am - 11.15am (subject to availability)
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Just announced - Free 15 minute Little Wrigglers Taster Session in the café bar at 10.30am

The beach will be officially opened by Lead Member for Culture and Communities Cllr Samantha Rayner at 11am - with a Hawaiian Leis cutting ceremony (of course!). Just in time to join our Arts and Crafts Session at 11.15am - click here for more information and booking.

The Beach runs Tuesdays - Sundays 10am - 4pm until Sunday 4 September


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes... until one night when two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

The show features stunning puppets, music and a whole host of surprises.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company join us this Christmas with an up-to-date, size 13½ re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about elves and shoes! With puppets, dancing, comedy and quirky songs – will there be a happy ever after?

‘They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told’ The Stage

Are you ready for shoes made of bread… shoes that can make you dance… feather shoes that tickle your feet until you can’t stop laughing?

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged (morning performances only, limited availability).

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, with additional support from Salisbury Playhouse.


New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

See in 2017 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!

£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

Supporters offers applied in basket


Click here to visit the band's website

Running order

(please note, times may be subject to change on the night)
8.30pm Doors open
8.30pm – 8.50pm Live acoustic music in the Café Bar from The Imaginary String Band
8.50pm – 9.05pm Interval
9.05pm – 10pm 1st set Hoedown in the Courtyard with from Cut a Shine
10pm – 10.15pm Interval
10.15pm – 10.45pm Live acoustic music in the Café Bar from The Squirrel Hunters
10.45pm – 11pm Interval
11pm – 11.55pm 2nd set Hoedown in the Courtyard with from Cut a Shine
11.55pm – 12am Cowboy Countdown to Midnight in the Courtyard
12am – 1am Final games and drinking up time
1am Carriages

Dress code

• Cowboys and Girls
• All kinds of Party
• Gingham and Checks


Table top and floor games in the Studio and barns including:
• Buckaroo
• Ring toss
• Dominos


Tex mex snacks available to buy at the bar
• Meat / Veggie Empanadas - £2.50
• Nachos (tortilla chips with salsa, cheese and jalapenos) - £2.50

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