Get ready to join the parade!
Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world. Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 8 December.
Workshops take place throughout November and December:
Sun 18 and 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 17 and 24 Nov, Sat 1 Dec
10am – 4pm (drop in)
Last chance workshop (drop in)
Maidenhead Town Centre
Sat 8 Dec
10.30am – 2pm
Suitable for all ages and all the family.
£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)
Sat 8 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!
by Tove Jansson
From Tales in Moominvalley
The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.
Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.
Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.
Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.
Down On The Farm
Celebrate 10 years of Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade!
The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 8 December! Featuring live music and entertainment, street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.
Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.
Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.
Workshops are £4 per person.
No matter where Sophia finds herself living, her imaginary friend Mr Whatsit is always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play. But when she moves into her new foster home, he finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – Margo. Can Mr Whatsit’s childish playfulness keep him from being unimagined for good?
WHY? Winner of Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show 2018
Grab your tiny dancers and join us for a toe-tapping 45 minutes of American Bluegrass with a distinctly British twist. With tunes you'll know and others you won’t, this versatile band will transport you to Nashville via the Thames Valley and back again.
The 11.30am concert is a Relaxed performance - ideal for families with babies and toddlers or Children with SEND.
A rapper and a singer. A mole and a gecko.
A river. A boat with no name.
A quest for adventure.
A quest with a duck!
Enjoy live songs, rap stories and instant poems as our heroes find out that what they thought they were searching for, might be less important than what they find along the way.
WHY? An interactive rap musical that you help create!
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last twelve years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation.
WHY? Be mesmerised by square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and more!
World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.
Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.
A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.
Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)
Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.
WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36