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Costumed Figure Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

A unique opportunity to draw a figure in costume, in this case a boxer. Shorter action poses in the morning will be followed with longer resting poses in the afternoon to allow students to work up one or two pieces of work.

Sat 21 Jul
10am – 3pm
£34

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Autumn
Mondays (from 24 Sept exc 8 Oct, 22 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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The Maidenhead Beach

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

Join us for the Grand Opening (with free entertainment) on Tuesday 24 July from 10.30am

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 sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.

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 – Friday 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


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

  • Free 15 minute Teddies Music Club Taster Session in the Café Bar
  • 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)
  • Take some snaps in our prop filled photo area in the foyer
  • Free activity and colouring sheets
  • Kite Making Workshops at 11.30am and 2pm (£3 per person)

The Community Kite Festival and Workshops

The Community Kite Festival is a free event taking place in Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 2 September – everyone welcome! The festival runs from 1pm – 4pm.

Bring your kite creations and join our team to fly kites on the hill!

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

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.

  • Tuesday 24 July | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 11 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 18 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 1 September | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person.

Click here to visit our 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.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

While you're there, get involved in designing and making beautiful magnetic fishes to play with.

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ArtiSun Fair

Our popular fairs are now well established in the crafting calendar.

This summer event showcases handcrafted wares. The original 18th century barns provide a gorgeous backdrop for browsing stalls from local sellers including jewellery, art, gifts, ceramics, textiles and cards.

WHY? If you would like to apply for a stall, please click here to complete a booking form

Long Barn and Nordens Free Entry

  •   4 Aug FREE
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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

This year's theme is Around the World.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and then work together on a group art project. Group projects include world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Pyramids.

Visit a different continent each day and make individual crafts like a mask from Africa, piñata from South America, boomerangs from Australia, clay Greek urn from Europe and Chinese dragon from Asia.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

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

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 7 Aug 4.30pm - The Little Vampire (U)
Wed 8 Aug 4.30pm - Beatles Yellow Submarine (U)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

  •   6 Aug SOLD OUT
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The Fine Detail

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw a feather and a leaf or shell in pencil. Using the simplest of means, draw these small objects in pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper or other smooth paper. Techniques of line, hatching and cross hatching and continuous tone will be explained. Reference material will be supplied.

Please bring a small drawing board and your own pencils and a craft knife or pencil sharpener. Paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 11 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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Paper Cloth Workshop

Led by Janina Maher.

Make paper cloth sheets using recycled papers, then create a book cover, pouch or collage using them. A fun class with lots of scope for experimenting with inks and paints.

£10 materials fee.

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Aug
10am – 4pm
£70 for 2 day workshop

SOLD OUT
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Toontastic 3D

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Vlogging and iMovie

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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.

  •  18 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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Family Workshop: Fun with Photos

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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!

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Family Workshop: Stop Motion Animation

Led by Discovery. with Three.

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!

  •  18 Aug SOLD OUT
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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Summer
Sat 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Community Kite Festival

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

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our very first Community Kite Festival on Sunday 2 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

The 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:

  • Saturday 21 July - Maidenhead Festival, Kidwells Park (Free)
  • Tuesday 24 July - Norden Farm, The Maidenhead Beach Grand Opening
  • Saturdays 11 August - Norden Farm
  • Saturdays 18 August - Norden Farm

Workshop tickets are £3 per person and can be booked online here.

What better excuse to go fly a kite this summer!

  •   2 Sep FREE
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Autumn
Sat 15 Sept, 27 Oct and 10 Nov (silver workshops)
Sat 3 Nov (metal clay workshop)
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 16 Jun
10am – 3pm
£34

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Summer
Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Autumn
Tues 2 – 16 Oct and Tues 30 Oct – 20 Nov | 7.30pm – 9pm
£36 per 3 week course
£48 per 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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1 day ago Get creative at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays this summer, then see your creation take to the sky at our Community Kite Festival - taking place at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) on Sunday 2 September between 1pm - 4pm. Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops Workshops dates: Tuesday 24 July | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm Saturday 11 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm Saturday 18 August | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm Saturday 1 September | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £3 per person. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

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