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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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The Maidenhead Beach at Norden Farm

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.


Join us for the Grand Opening on Wednesday 24 July from 10.30am

  • Free 15 minute Bollywood Dance Taster Session in the Café Bar – led by Parveen Chana
  • Enter our free prize draw for the chance to win a family ticket for one of our summer family shows or films
  • Free tropical juice drink for children - available from the Café Bar between 10.30am - 11am (subject to availability)
  • Featuring a special appearance from Harmony the Mermaid before she represents Berkshire in the finals of Miss Mermaid UK
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops between 11.15am - 1.15pm (£3.50 per person)

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).

For maximum chill out, explore the indoor chill out space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls.

All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 1 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these drop-in sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Community Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 1 September.

Kite Making Workshops

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3.50 per person.

Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop, including supervising adults.

Click here to visit our drop in workshop booking page.


A photographer representing Norden Farm may be present throughout the summer holiday at The Maidenhead Beach.

These images may be published by Norden Farm in the press and on social media platforms. Images may also be used for external distribution and used in marketing materials including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, adverts and banners.

If you are visiting The Maidenhead Beach and would rather not be in our photos, please speak to our Box Office team when you arrive.


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Pick of the Litter (PG)

Dir: Don Hardy Jr, Dana Nachman 2018 | 80 mins, US

Documentary following a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Join the pups on an intense two-year odyssey as they train.

WHY? A wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs - especially those that we work beside each day

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

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

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Thur 1 Aug - Stained glass birds
Fri 2 Aug - Heart shaped picture frames
Sat 3 Aug - Rainbow door hangers

Tues 6 Aug - Wooden tool box
Wed 7 Aug - Jumbo people and costume drawings
Thur 8 Aug - Bug crowns and bead making
Fri 9 Aug - Mini picture frames and rainbow scratch pictures

Tues 13 Aug - Under the sea UV paintings
Wed 14 Aug - Dragons flyers and mobiles
Thur 15 Aug - Mini super hero’s
Fri 16 Aug - Stained glass candle holders

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


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Storytelling

11am and 1.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this summer holiday!

Wed 7 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole
Sat 24 Aug - Kites by Simon Mole

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

£2 per person

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The Paper Moon

Presented by Tiny Light Theatre.

Welcome to the town of Blank Page! Meet its inhabitants as they take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey. What would you draw on the biggest piece of paper you've ever seen?

WHY? A gentle first adventure into theatre for babies, young children and their grown-ups

Age guidance: 0-3 years.

Studio
£12 standard (includes a baby/infant under 3 years), additional child £8

@tinylighttheatre
@nordenfarm

Tiny Light Theatre's Website

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A)

Dir: Michael Dougherty 2019, 132 mins, US

Crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of ancient super-species, thought to be mere myths. These include the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Humanity’s very existence is left hanging in the balance.

WHY? An epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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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 26 Jul
5pm – 6.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Summer Circus Week

Led by And Circus formally of 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 ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 29 Jul - Fri 2 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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Aladdin (PG)

Dir: Guy Ritchie 2019, 128 mins, US

The tale of charming street hustler Aladdin, courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and a larger-than-life Genie. Kind-hearted Aladdin and power-hungry Jafar vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith.

WHY? A thrilling and vibrant live-action retelling of the animated classic

'Guy Ritchie’s adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny' ★★★★ The Gardian

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Toy Story 4 (tbc)

Dir: Josh Cooley 2019, 89 mins, US

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world. His priority is taking care of his kid - whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. When Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, the toys embark on a road trip adventure - leading Woody to finally discover his true calling.

WHY? Woody, Buzz and the gang are back, alongside a host of hilarious new characters

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Toontastic 3D

During this session you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories and science reports then share these with family and friends!

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults

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Vlogging and iMovie

Bring your imagination to life through digital filmmaking and Vlogging. You'll get the opportunity to shoot, edit and put together a video.

Suitable for 8+ years.

This workshop is for children and young people without accompanying adults.

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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

This session focuses on Aviary, available on Apple and Android. We’ll show you how to sharpen, soften or saturate photos for the right look, draw your own captions and doodles and experiment with filters to create artful effects.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own movie, our stop motion session teaches you how to create your story using props and scenery - you can even bring your own with you.

Minimum age 5+ years.

This workshop is a Family Workshop. At our family workshops, parents and guardians must book a space in the session. These sessions encourage young people to work collaboratively with their parents and guardians to get creative together!

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

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

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 5 Aug - Fri 9 Aug
10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

  •   5 Aug SOLD OUT
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Kite Workshops

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

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Eggs on Legs

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

Once I found a little egg
To my surprise it grew a leg!
Where did it come from?
Where will it go?
To find out come and see the show...

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Seuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places.

WHY? Full of clowning, puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter

Ages guidance: 3-7 years.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Garlic Theatre's Website

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (cert TBC)

Dir: Jon Watts 2019, Run time tbc, US

Peter Parker heads on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. While abroad, he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck. Also known as Mysterio, Beck is a master of trickery and illusion. Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

WHY? Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

No audition necessary.

Age Guidence 8+ years.

Mon 12 – Wed 14 Aug
10am – 4pm
£100 (£90 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

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The Queen's Corgi (PG)

Dir: Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot 2019, 85 mins, BE

Follow the adventures of Rex, the British monarch's most beloved dog. When Rex loses track of his mistress, he must make new friends to find his way back home. During his epic journey to return to the queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self.

WHY? Featuring the voices of Jack Whitehall and Julie Walters

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Sam and Mark's On the Road Show

Children’s TV royalty Sam and Mark, as seen on CBBC’s Big Friday Wind-Up and Copycats, are taking to the road with a brand new live show this summer.

WHY? Join the BAFTA award winning duo for an unmissable hour of entertainment jam packed with sketches, jokes and games in a show full of fun and laughs for all the family

Age guidance 6-12 years.

Run time 60 mins.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 conc)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Siren Talent Management.

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Clare Hollingworth & the Scoop of the Century

Presented by PaddleBoat Theatre Company.

29 August, 1939. Today it is reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed over the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life and history forever…

The tale of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

WHY? Go undercover in this highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century

Age guidance: 4+ years

50 minutes.

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@PaddleBoatTCo
@nordenfarm

PaddleBoat Theatre Company's Website

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

Dir: Chris Renaud 2019, 86 mins, US/FR/JP

Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler named Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford). Can Rooster help Max find his inner alpha and confront his fears?

WHY? Max, Snowball, Gidget and the gang return to the big screen

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Detective Pikachu (PG)

Dir: Rob Letterman 2019, 104 mins, US

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing. His son Tim wants to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu - a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

WHY? Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery

'The Ryan Reynolds-voiced family adventure seamlessly merges animation and live action' ★★★★ The Guardian

Click here to read the full review.

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre

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

Ages suitability: 10 – 16 years.

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Aug
10am – 4pm (6pm Fri)
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

  •  19 Aug SOLD OUT
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The Lion King (cert tbc)

Dir: Jon Favreau 2019, Run time tbc, US

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Mufasa’s brother has plans of his own. After Simba is exiled, he makes a pair of curious newfound friends. With their help, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

WHY? The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones

£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24.

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Community Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include kite making, food from local vendors and a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.

At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already

So head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!


Kite Making Workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. All are welcome to join in to design and create their own original kite to bring along to the Festival.

Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 24 July | 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Wednesday 7 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 24 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshop tickets are £3.50 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!


With thanks to our funders: Shanly Foundation, RBWM, The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, and The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation.


  •   1 Sep FREE
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Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. All backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

WHY? ‘Hilarious and good for all ages’ Primary Times

Age Guidance 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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Rumpelstiltskin and The Snail of Destiny

A new version of the Grimm’s classic tale.

Poor Polly Buckwheat is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

WHY? With trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets

Age guidance 4 - 11 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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Spooky Sing Along Concertini with Mairi Cowieson and Friends

Bring the whole family and sing along to a Spooky 45 minutes of music from stage and screen.

Including songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors all performed by West End singer Mairi Cowieson and friends.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND.

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box before the concert!

Age guidance 0-8 years

Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

about 13 hours ago A stunning live performance of the sensational music of Kate Bush on Saturday 10 August --> https://norden.farm/events/kate-bush-ka Kate Bush-Ka deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire starting with the revolutionary first album ‘The Kick Inside’. Complete with authentic costumes and choreography, an absolute must see for all Kate fans.

about 15 hours ago Dance the night away to authentic Cuban Son with Son Yambu on Sun 25 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm-with-son-yambu-01 Take part in a free salsa workshop before the event so you know all the moves when the music starts!

about 15 hours ago We love to support young people at the start of their creative careers at the Farm! Our Young Leadership Programm… https://t.co/62ojHtLS5S

about 15 hours ago Did you know? We love to support young people at the start of their creative careers! One way people can get involved is our Young Leadership Programme! The programme, which runs throughout the Summer holidays is open to young people, aged 14- 17 years. Participation in this course can be used toward Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award and DofE Award. We still have spaces on our programme. We have Limited Availability on Tues 6 – Fri 9 Aug and Tues 13 – Fri 16 Aug as well as spaces on Tues 20 – Fri 23 Aug Click here ➡️➡️➡️ https://buff.ly/2YBtAP0 to find out more about the programme, and to apply online for our summer dates!

about 16 hours ago RT @SpleenShot: Twitkin, please share this. #WORKINGCLASS ARTISTS who are based or work in the south east. We can offer support with travel…

about 18 hours ago Join us at the Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach on Wed 24 Jul and take part in out Beach Prize Draw to be in with a chance to win a Family and Friends ticket for one of our summer holiday events! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78 Good Luck!

about 20 hours ago RT @RosinaHepburn: Counting down to our show at @NordenFarm on Saturday! https://t.co/vyOqv3VNea https://t.co/iNw8N15vuu

about 21 hours ago Have you ever wanted to meet a mermaid? At The Maidenhead Beach Grand Opening Harmony the Mermaid will be joining us to say hi to everyone! You can meet Harmony and take part in loads of activities on Wed 24 Jul a 10.30am --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

about 21 hours ago Join us for a heartwarming dogumentary – Pick of the Litter on Wed 24 Jul at 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/pick-of-the-litter-pg A litter of puppies begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Follow their two year odyssey as they train!

1 day ago This Thursday award winning comedians Kai Samra and Matt Winning join forces for an evening of comedy for just £10! Kai brings an edgy stage presence and fresh perspective on current issues and Matt’s character comedy is a winning combination! What are you waiting for --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

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