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Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults

Howard is a massive kid with a moustache.

Join him for an hour of fun featuring stand-up, interactive digital animation, sound effects, jokes and lots and lots and lots of clever nonsense.

WHY? Howard has had his own show on CBBC with Little Howard, appeared on The Slammer and at The Royal Variety Performance.

Age guidance: 5+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Howard's website
@howardread
@thelittlehoward
@nordenfarm

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Holiday!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Tuesday – Lighthouse and Seagull
Wednesday – Summer Fruits (pineapple and water melon)
Thursday – Hot Air Balloon
Friday – Smurf Keyring and Toadstool

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Presented by Pied Piper.

For lighthouse keeper Mr Grinling lunch is the highlight of the day. But some greedy seagulls keep stealing his delicious lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? Packed with live music, audience participation and all the sights and sounds of the sea.

WHY? An all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s much loved book

Age guidance: 3+ years

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Pied Piper's website
@PiedPiperLive
@nordenfarm

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Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (U)

A collection of animated adventures and songs presented by Peppa, George and their friend Daisy.

Sing and dance along with Peppa for a whole hour of snorts and giggles.

WHY? Featuring all new episodes including Peppa Visits London

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The Boss Baby (U)

Dir: Tom McGrath 2017

An hilarious story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

WHY? The latest film from DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar

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Concertini - Music for Viola

Sit back and relax as viola player Melanie Martin takes us on a musical journey for the whole family to enjoy.

Melanie has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle, as well as with contemporary artists such as Take That, Leona Lewis and Il Divo.

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32


@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Concertini - Music for Piano

Join Concertini favourite Marisa Thornton Wood, for a fun interactive concert for the whole family.

Marisa has given recitals as an accompanist and soloist in France, Germany, Austria, the USA and UK. From Bach to Elton John this concert is guaranteed to suit all musical tastes

WHY? Inspiring live music for families performed in a relaxed and enjoyable way with space for children to move around and dance

Suitable for all ages.

Studio
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £32

@ConcertiniUK
@nordenfarm
 
Concertini website

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest.

They must find a lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

WHY? Join the Smurfs on a rollercoaster journey full of action and adventure!

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James Campbell's The Funny Thing About...

Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand up comedy for kids.

James Campbell is founder of Comedy 4 Kids, author of Boyface and has appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter. He will be making fun of everything from couscous to penguins to Nintendo Wii. James' jokes are written and performed to get children and parents laughing out loud.

WHY? ‘A hit not to be missed’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Age guidance: 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

James's website
@ComedyCampbell
@nordenfarm

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

Stories for Sunday 14 May
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Zog by Julia Donaldson

£3 per person (45 mins)

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for age 7 - 13 years.

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul
10am - 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card Holders)

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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.

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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 craft or storytelling sessions in the specially designed story den or get involved in the gallery secret cove.

Family films screened throughout the holidays. With weekday storytelling (£2) and craft sessions (£5) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day!

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Digi Den Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

Digi Den – the digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday. Suitable for all levels of experience.

From Fri 28 Jul
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and also work together on a group art project.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 31 Jul – Fri 4 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

This year's theme is - The Spy who Robbed Me

A film noire based show which borrows from the world of Bond, Bourne, Smiley, Sherlock, CSI, Spooks and more! Expect gadgets, moody lighting, witty dialogue, lots of action and a killer soundtrack.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 7 – Fri 11 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Next Steps: Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Tues 15 - Thur 17 Aug
10am - 4pm
£85 (£75 Advantage Card)

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Hairy Maclary & Friends

‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’

Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd.

Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

'A vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life’ Primary Times

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Miki

Christmas 2017

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, songs to sing along to and extraordinary puppetry.

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

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought enchanting Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine in association with Fresh Glory Productions.

about 5 hours ago Looking forward to welcoming @TheZoots to Norden Farm Fri 9 June! Grab your tickets here -->https://t.co/LI04LmRyOW https://t.co/B4zKIO1KUg

about 5 hours ago Timeline Photos Introduce your little one's to the magic of live music with two concerts from Concertini this Half Term at Norden Farm. Melanie Martin takes us on a magical journey with Music for Viola at 11.30am and Concertini favourite Marisa Thorton Wood returns for Music for Piano at 2pm. More info and tickets here --->

about 23 hours ago The Lighthouse Keeper\'s Lunch Join us at Norden Farm for the delightful and much loved tale The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch on Tues 30 May at 11.30am and 2pm. Packed with live music and audience participation it's a sure family favourite this Half Term. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/the-lighthouse-keeper-s-lunch

1 day ago Very excited to have the wonderful @alicemarshall and @Edd_Hedges here Sat 3 June! Get your tickets quick -->… https://t.co/S7UkBp45wx

2 days ago Five Star Swing - The Big Band Five Star Swing - Big Band Show will be shimmying onto our stage Sunday 18 June at 7.30pm. Swing along to songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/five-star-swing-the-big-band

2 days ago RT @TheGoatropers: 25th AUGUST we're off to Maidenhead to play @nordenfarm for song dance and some fine old Country Blues! tickets: https:/…

2 days ago Looking forward to welcoming back the sublime @Haileytuck Fri 2 June! Follow the link for more info and tickets -->… https://t.co/LDD0SqeSPi

2 days ago @alfiemoore looking forward to welcoming you on Thur 1 Jun https://t.co/EzdO2zgoI4 - tickets going quick!

2 days ago Timeline Photos Calling all kids and well-trained adults! Big Howard's LOL-tastic Yukfest for Kids and Well-Trained Adults makes a stop in Maidenhead this Half Term! Join him for plenty of mischievous mayhem on Mon 29 May 11.30am and 2pm. More info and tickets here ---> https://norden.farm/events/big-howard-s-lol-tastic-yukfest-for-kids-and-well-trained-adults

3 days ago Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Half term is almost here - hooray! If you're looking for some school holiday inspiration, look no further. We have a full to bursting line up of shows, films, storytelling and craft to keep all ages entertained - right here in Maidenhead! Check out some highlights below or click here to view the full line up --> http://bit.ly/EventsSchoolHoliday

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