Artist Amelia Pimlott is back at Norden Farm this Christmas working with local schools and community groups on our Miki themed art installation.
This SEND friendly space will be a wash of gentle light and colour, a calm space where children can relax on a bean bag and soak up the atmosphere.
Featuring work created by:
The Autism Group
Thames Valley Adventure Playground
Boyne Hill School
Alwyn Infant School
With music from Miki by Slot Machine Theatre.
The exhibition will also feature entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki. Come on down to catch the winning entries and to see if you can spot your masterpiece!
Saturday 2 December – Saturday 30 December
The Gallery at Norden Farm
Entry is Free
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.
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.
The performance on Wednesday 20 December at 2pm will be signed.
Miki is 50 minutes long.
£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
Join Norden Farm’s Storyteller in the Story Den for a magical story session based around our Christmas show, Miki!
Each session lasts 30 minutes.
Saturday 2 December
Saturday 9 December
Saturday 16 December
Saturday 23 December
Saturday 30 December
£4 per adult and child
Suitable for ages 4 - 8 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of wintery Arts and Crafts in our Miki themed Gallery
Tuesday 19 December 1pm - 1.45pm
Wednesday 20 December 1pm - 1.45pm
Thursday 21 December 1pm - 1.45pm
Friday 22 December 1pm - 1.45pm
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years
All materials provided.
Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Which dinosaur had teeth as big as a banana? Which dinosaur weighed the same as 10,000 cats? And what could a chicken possibly be doing in The Great Big Dinosaur Show?!
Join poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko for a family show full of poems, raps and songs about all your favourite prehistoric protagonists (and some you haven’t heard of yet!). Expect some spine-tinglingly funny scares and get your groove on to some Jurassic Classics!
The show is inspired by Simon Mole’s 4th book; A First Book of Dinosaurs, illustrated by Matt Hunt, published by Walker Books in September 2023.
Simon Mole is an acclaimed children’s poet (and sleep deprived dad) who has shared stages with Michael Rosen, Kae Tempest and John Hegley. He is a National Poetry Day ambassador, with over ten years of experience using poetry with children and families. Former poet in residence for the National Literacy Trust, Simon works in schools and libraries across the country and overseas. The videos on his YouTube channel are used by hundreds of thousands of children and teachers across the world each year and have been featured on the BBC. A First Book of Dinosaurs will be followed by A First Book of Bugs in 2025. His other books are picture books Kites, I Love My Bike (shortlisted for The Sunday Times Children’s Sports Book of the Year) and I Love My Cat, illustrated by Sam Usher. Simon lives in Berkshire. Simon’s favourite dinosaur is Coelophysis.
Gecko is a Singer, Storyteller and Musician. His playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think iPhones, libraries and Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few. With more than 4 million views and 1 million likes on TikTok in the past year, Gecko’s previous appearances include Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, BBC Scotland, BBC London and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has toured the UK, Europe & New Zealand. Gecko’s music has also been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing. He has twice been awarded Album of the Year by The Morning Star newspaper. In 2020, Gecko released his second album, Climbing Frame, crowd funded by his audience in just 48 hours. He appeared on BAFTA winning TV show Life & Rhymes hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah and has shared bills with the likes of Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Ed Sheeran and Billy Bragg. Gecko’s favourite dinosaur is Deinonychus.
Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years.
Running Time: 50 mins approx, no interval.
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40
All aboard for a delightful train journey through India.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells evoked through South Asian dance, music and theatre; and meet some amazing characters along the way.
choogh choogh is a family-friendly show inspired by the joy for travelling through India on a train. It combines classical Indian dance with contemporary movement, theatre and play, sharing with audiences a world full of colour, invention and flow. The journey starts with the audience getting a special choogh choogh ticket.
Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years.
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40