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Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star...

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences alternate between giggling with delight and total transfixion' ★★★★ The Stage

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought hit shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 2 December at 11am and Wednesday 27 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 20 December at 2pm will be signed.

Run Time
Miki is 50 minutes long.

Courtyard Theatre
£15.50 | £13.50 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £54
Earlybird offer Family & Friends £50 (if booked before Thursday 31 August)

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 9 December 2023

4.30pm Live Music from Dhol Collective and Babel Brass Band - plus performances from Leo's Circus

5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall with live music from Dhol Collective

5.45pm - 6.15pm Live music and entertainment continues including performances by Leo's Circus

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade, Take Flight! will be held on Saturday 9 December. Featuring live music and entertainment, we will light up the night in Maidenhead.

This year’s theme of all things feathered will bring a joyful parade of weird and wonderful creatures to Maidenhead’s streets with stilt walking performances and hula hoop artists from Leo’s Circus joining the fun.

We will have live music from Dhol Collective and Babel Brass Band, as well as a host of beautiful handmade lanterns from local schools and community groups.

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.

Relaxed area We've teamed up with The Autism Group and Maidenhead Library to offer a quiet area for viewing the Lantern Parade. It's a space where children who will benefit from it can enjoy the Parade in a relaxed setting. To book a space in the quiet area, please email: jessica.thompson@nordenfarm.org in advance.

Rio Deli at Maidenhead library will be staying open late on the evening of the parade to supply warm drinks and snacks to parade goers.

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

Sat 25 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 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 26 Nov | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £5 per person | More information

Sat 2 Dec | 10.30am - 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £5 per person | More Information

Workshops at Maidenhead Library on Parade Day

Sat 9 Dec | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £5 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 Rixman • The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation • BraxtonsThe Louis Baylis Charitable Trust

  •   9 Dec FREE

New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2023

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back by popular demand! Our lively New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2024!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22


Community Theatre (Daytime)

Led by Neil McCurley

‘Norden Farm’s Community theatre is up and running. The next sessions run from 11 January for ten weeks.

For the first five weeks the sessions will be one offs each on a different area of theatre. You could come to one or all five. You could sign up for one (£12) or all five (£60).

The second five weeks will be a course where you will be working on a play text followed by a performance to the public. The cost of this 5 week course will be £60 (no drop ins).

Sessions are led by Neil McCurley. Neil has spent his adult life working as a theatre practitioner both as a drama teacher and as the Artistic Director of his own theatre company. He has directed over 70 productions.

Week 1 - Spontaneous Improvisation (11 Jan)
Week 2 - Polished Improvisation (18 Jan)
Week 3 - Stage Fighting (25 Jan)
Week 4 - Physical Theatre (1 Feb)
Week 5 - Brecht (8 Feb)
£12 drop in or £60 for all 5

Weeks 6 - 10: working towards a scripted performance (22 Feb - 28 Mar, exc 7 Mar)
£60 for a 5 week course

Everyone over 18 is welcome – no experience necessary

We also have an evening class, which you can view here.


Silver Stacking Ring Workshop

Led by Fiona Dowling

Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make a set of three stacking rings which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver rings. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within one of your rings. You will leave at the end of the day with three rings (one of which can be hand stamped with a personal message).

Thur 18 Jan
11am - 4pm


The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £30/£40 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).

Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.

Suitable for 18+ years

About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.


Women in Rock

A fitting tribute to all women that simply rock!

Join these powerhouse vocalists, backed by a dynamic band for two hours of hits. Featuring songs from the world's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and Cher.

WHY? A showstopping night of entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Courtyard Theatre


Women in Rock's Website