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Bringing Stories to Life Chill Out Space

Free Event

Relax in this interactive chill out space where stories come to life.

Created with local schools and community groups our Gallery will be alive with stories this holiday.

This SEND friendly exhibition is a magical space where characters jump from the pages of the book through animation, projection, storytelling and music.

Free Entry Fri 26 Jul - Sat 17 Aug Tuesdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm

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The Garfield Movie (U)

Dir: Mark Dindal 2023 | 101 mins

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagne-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure!

After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of The Garfield Movie are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Kite Poems with Simon Mole

National poetry day ambassador Simon Mole is coming to help your imaginations take flight . . .

Build skills and confidence through games and activities before being supported to write your own poem!

This workshop includes Simon’s performance of his debut picture book Kites: a moving poetic story about friendship and belonging.

What would you make a kite out of if the only limits were your imagination? Will it fly above Maidenhead or Madagascar? Most important of all, how will people know your kite is yours?

'A breath of fresh air, utterly gorgeous!' Read it Daddy Blog

'atmospheric and unique…lovely rhythms and phrases' The Book Trust

Suitable for ages 4 - 8 years with parent support.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Circus Week

Led by And Circus.

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.

Tues 30 Jul - Fri 2 Aug | 10am - 4pm

£200 | £180 Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number when prompted)

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be different film screenings after the course. Starting at 4.15pm and finishing at 5.45pm (approx):

Tues 30 Jul The Garfield Movie (U)
Wed 31 Jul IF (U)
Thur 1 Aug Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (20th Anniversary) (PG)

Food:
Participants can order lunch daily from our Café Bar by filling out the Lunchtime Choice Form at the registration desk.

The Lunchtime Menu is £7.50 and includes a choice of:
• Penne Pomodoro
• Cheese and Tomato Pizza
• Fish Fingers with Chips
• Chicken Nuggets with Chips
• Hummus Salad and Pitta

Plus a soft drink and a tub of ice cream

And Circus's website

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Family Flower Making

Free family workshop.

Join Artist in residence Aysha Khan to help create a wonderland of huge flowers to decorate the Kite Festival.

Workshops are suitable for the whole family. Pre booking is essential.

  •  30 Jul FREE
  •  31 Jul FREE
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IF (U)

Dir: John Krasinski 2023 | 104 mins

A young girl discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends. Join her as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.

Starring Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr and Steve Carell as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of IF are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Arts and Crafts.

Led by Aysha Khan

Thu 1 Aug 12.30pm
Create and decorate a cushion.

Fri 2 Aug 12.30pm
Pop up lantern - turn a pop up lantern into beautiful bird.

Tue 6 Aug 12.30pm
Paint a silk sun-catcher.

Wed 7 Aug 12.30pm
Recycled hanging mobile.

Thu 15 Aug 12.30pm
Collage - create beautiful canvas pictures by collaging recycled materials.

Fri 16 Aug 12.30pm
String bird print - Create fantastical prints using string and paint.

Sessions are 45 minutes | Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years | All materials provided.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (20th Anniversary) (PG)

Dir: Alfonso Cuarón 2003 | 136 mins

Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black escapes from prison.

£9 | £7 under 16s
Family & Friends (4 people) £28

Relaxed screenings
All of our screenings of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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Kite Making Workshops

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

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

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

You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

Workshops are suitable for all the family.

Nicholson Centre
Sat 3 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm Night Market
Sat 3 Aug 6pm – 9pm | £5 per kite

Maidenhead Library
Sat 10 Aug 10.30am – 2pm | £5 per kite

Norden Farm
Fri 16 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 17 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite
Sat 31 Aug 2pm and 3.30pm | £6 per kite

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.

These workshops have been kindly subsidised by funding from Shanly Foundation, Cyril Taylor Trust and Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

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Art Week

Led by Art Adventure

Join Lucy for an art adventure this summer holiday, create something spectacular in these hands on, messy workshops! 

For ages 8 - 11 years

Tues 6 - Fri 9 Aug
11am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card Holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be different film screenings after the course. Starting at 4.15pm and finishing at 5.45pm (approx):

Tues 6 Aug Film tbc
Wed 7 Aug Film tbc
Thur 8 Aug Film tbc

Food:
Participants can order lunch daily from our Café Bar by filling out the Lunchtime Choice Form at the registration desk.

The Lunchtime Menu is £7.50 and includes a choice of:
• Penne Pomodoro
• Cheese and Tomato Pizza
• Fish Fingers with Chips
• Chicken Nuggets with Chips
• Hummus Salad and Pitta

Plus a soft drink and a tub of ice cream

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Jack and the Beans Talk

Presented by Garlic Theatre.

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre.

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?
Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen.
Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky...

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant.

Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

From Garlic Theatre who brought you the amazing Oldilocks and the Three Bears.

Age guidance 3 - 8 years.

Run time 50 mins.

Studio
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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.

Garlic Theatre's website

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Art Sessions for Teens

Join Emma Dixon for this fun Arts and Crafts session exclusively for teens. This laid back session provides everything you need for an afternoon of crafting in our Gallery Chill Out space.

Thur 8 Aug 2pm - 3.15pm
Rock art canvas

Tues 13 Aug 2pm - 3.15pm
Jewelry Making

Suitable for ages 12+ years | All materials provided.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Ultimate Swift & Styles Tribute Experience

Get ready for a show like no other with The Ultimate SWIFT & STYLES Tribute Experience!

Prepare for an unforgettable evening dedicated to and based around the music of pop icons Taylor Swift and Harry Styles!

This is not your average tribute night – it's a fully immersive experience that goes beyond a live performance.

We will make your 'Wildest Dreams' come true as we give you:

Live Tribute Acts
Witness incredible live tribute performances that will transport you into the world of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Feel the magic as our talented acts bring their iconic songs to life, making you feel like you're at a real concert.

DJ and Host
It's non-stop Taylor and Harry from start to finish (and a little touch of One Direction, of course) with our DJ and host! Expect to hear all the anthems, extended songs, artist's versions, special album tracks and couple of cheeky mashups.

Lip Sync Battles – Will YOU be the Chosen Ones?
Think you've got what it takes to rock the stage? Step up and compete in our Lip Sync Battles with your bestie for a chance to show off your Taylor or Harry moves and win some amazing prizes!

Audience Props and Giveaways
Get ready to be part of the action with our fun audience props and exciting giveaways throughout the night!

Dress Up and Win
Dress to impress in your best Taylor or Harry outfit and stand a chance to win a fabulous prize for your stunning look. Its time to show off your creativity and passion for these iconic artists!

So Swifties and Stylers, it's time to stop 'Daydreaming' and join other like-minded fans for an interactive night of fun that promises to be unlike any other live Taylor and Harry experience you've ever had!

We can't wait to 'Meet you in the Hallway' beforehand and welcome you into our special world of unforgettable fun. Are you... Ready For It?

Courtyard Theatre
£20 | £18 Under 16s
Family and friends (4 people) £72

I Stay Out Too Late's website

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Theatre Week

Led by Sideways Drama

Make a Play in 4 Days!

Come along and dive into the world of theatre, writing, directing and star in a brand new play

Suitable for ages 8 - 14 years.

Tues 13 - Fri 16 Aug | 10am - 4pm
£160 | £145 Advantage Card holders

Advantage Card holders (enter 'ADVANTAGE' when asked to enter a promotion code and then type your Advantage Card number into the relevant account information field)

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be different film screenings after the course. Starting at 4.15pm and finishing at 5.45pm (approx):

Tues 13 Aug Film tbc
Wed 14 Aug Film tbc
Thur 15 Aug Film tbc

Food:
Participants can order lunch daily from our Café Bar by filling out the Lunchtime Choice Form at the registration desk.

The Lunchtime Menu is £7.50 and includes a choice of:
• Penne Pomodoro
• Cheese and Tomato Pizza
• Fish Fingers with Chips
• Chicken Nuggets with Chips
• Hummus Salad and Pitta

Plus a soft drink and a tub of ice cream

Sideways Drama's website

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The Little Prince

Look up at the sky Is it yes or no? Has a sheep on a star Eaten a flower you don’t know?

One of the best-selling children’s books in history, is a story known all over the world. Spanning time and space it shows us that the most important things in life are invisible and can only be seen with the eyes of the heart.

'Everything is so small where I live' says the Little Prince and he decides to visit earth, thanks to a passing flock of space-birds. It’s there that he meets the aviator, the one adult on earth who still remembers what it is like to be so small and who knows that nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has - yes or no? - eaten a rose...

Age guidance 4+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£12 | £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

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.

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Entertainment • Kite Decorating

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 12pm - 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.

Find out more and book tickets for our Kite Making Workshops this summer here.

You can also purchase a Kite Decorating Kit on the day (subject to availability). Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors and a bar.

Don't forget to bring along your picnic blanket or camping chairs and get set for an unmissable afternoon of entertainment.

This year’s live performance headliner is Levantes Dance Theatre who present – High Tea (with a Twist). Dressed to impress as always, the Canapé Art twins perform dance and acrobatics above a tastefully laid tea table, and mingle with the crowd for selfies and a cuppa. Expect glittery cakes, outrageous costumes and theatrical high jinx in an explosion of bright colour and silliness!


Entertainment

This year's line up includes:

★ Kite decorating and flying (of course!)

★ High Tea (with a Twist) from Levantes Dance Theatre - expect glittery cakes, outrageous costumes and theatrical high jinx in an explosion of bright colour and silliness from this dance and acrobatic duo!

★ Mariachi las Adelitas - the only female Mariachi band in Europe will be regaling visitors around the festival

★ Euphoria will be performing high energy rock / indie covers

★ Plus storytelling from Simon Mole

Please note that Kite Decorating on the day is subject to capacity and availability. Visit our Kite Making Workshop page here for details of how you can get involved over the summer and make you kite in advance.

This year, you can also get involved in free Flower Making Workshops ahead of the Kite Festival - to help make giant decorations for the event. A fabulous opportunity for all ages to work with artist Aysha Khan to get creative and collaborate with the community.


Image credits: High Tea (with a Twist) at Picnic in the Park Andrew Billington / Norden Farm Kite Festival Luminous Photography


The Kite Festival is kindly supported by funding from Shanly Foundation, Cyril Taylor Trust and Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

  •   1 Sep FREE
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WiFi Wars

The live comedy game show where you all play along!

Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, puzzles and quizzes to win the show - and prizes!

Hosted by comedian Steve McNeil (team captain on UK TV's hit comedy/gaming show "Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit) and aided by Guinness World-Record-Breaking tech whizz, the award-winning Rob Sedgebeer!

'Not To Be Missed' The Guardian
Time Out - Critic's Choice
The Times - Hot List
Metro - Top Ten London Geek Nights Out

Studio
£15 | £12 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £50

Wifi Wars website
@WifiWars
@nordenfarm

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl thrills with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed 14 years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. 

 Most shows will also feature multi instrumentalist Jet Black Pearl accompanying Louis with bubbly music to double your pleasure.

'Greatest bubble show on Earth' SFGate.com

'It's a fantastic show. Louis Pearl playfully forms bubbles beyond imagination, and engages the audience with his easygoing nonverbal slapstick'

'Louis Pearl - aka The Amazing Bubble Man - truly deserves his title. Most of the show is accompanied by gasps and awes...and that's just the adults. Kids can be heard giggling with excitement'

'This show captivated its young audience and the adults loved it as well. Highly recommended'  British Theater Guide

'The show is one giant, joyous caper' The Wee Review

'The eight year-old seated beside this reviewer summed it up neatly during the show, proclaiming after one nifty manoeuvre, he sure is the amazing bubble man’ The Wee Review

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £12 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £50

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

The Amazing Bubbleman's Website

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Adventures in Science!

Presented by Crafty Fools.

Join The Magical Mr West on an incredible adventure into the world of science!

Aided by his corvid companion Crowbert and a collection of curious contraptions, Mr West demonstrates the fundamental principles of scientific enquiry and tackles some of the trickiest questions in the history of humanity.

Best known as one half of magic duo Morgan & West, The Magical Mr West has travelled around the world performing to audiences of all ages with spectacular shows that include magic, science and a good deal of tomfoolery.

Now he presents his most amazing show yet, with the help (or possibly hindrance…) of a wisecracking cartoon crow.

Expect skills, silliness and the studious application of logic as you embark upon Adventures in Science!

Age guidance: 6+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£12 I £10 under 16s
Family and Friends (4 people) £40

Crafty Fools' Website

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Pinocchio

Visit the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense as they bring Pinocchio to our stage for Christmas 2024.

Three very funny men seek refuge in a grand but abandoned old house - one of them is Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life!

Stuff and Nonsense are leaders in family theatre. Their adaptation of Pinocchio combines classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – with their hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks.

'The show was extremely clever and I was very impressed by the fantastic use of staging, which is definitely one of the key elements, along with the lively music, that kept my little boy transfixed throughout' coastalmum.co.uk

Invest in your children’s imaginations: join us in the theatre and take playfulness home with you!

Age guidance
3 + years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 30 November at 11am and Friday 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.

Signed Performance
The performance on Saturday 21 December at 2pm will be signed.

Run time
Pinocchio is 60 minutes long without an interval.

Tickets
£16 | £14 Under 16s
£56 Family and Friends (4 people)

Early Bird Offer
£52 Family and Friends ticket (for 4 people) when booked before Sat 31 Aug.

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.

Creative Team
Directed by Niki McCretton
Music by Dom Coyote
With additional music by Tim Dalling

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company's website

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