The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back. This year the beach at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa. The Maidenhead Beach is open every day from Wednesday 24 July – Sunday 25 August between 10am - 4pm.

Everyone is invited to The Grand Opening taking place on Wednesday 24 July from 10.30am. The beach is free to play on and parking onsite is also free.

Little ones and their carers can join in a free Bollywood Dance session at 10.35am led by Norden Farm’s very own Bollywood tutor Parveen Chana. Bollywood is an energetic modern Indian dance style. If you enjoy the session, you can get involved in weekly classes each Saturday (ages 6+ years) from September.

Have fun dressing up in the prop filled foyer photo area. There will be free activity and colouring sheets and free tropical juice drink for children. Don’t miss the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a family ticket for one of Norden Farm’s summer family shows or films.

The launch will also feature a special appearance from Harmony the Mermaid. She will be visiting the beach ahead of representing Berkshire in the finals of Miss Mermaid UK later this year.

The first of this year’s Kite Marking Workshops will also be taking place on Beach launch day between 11.15am – 1.15pm. At these drop-in sessions you will be guided through the process of making either the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite, or a classic Trapezoid Kite. Tickets are £3.50 per person.

Then 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.

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 relaxation, explore the indoor Goan Chill Out space in our Gallery, featuring work from local schools. Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

If you can manage to peel yourself off the beach, you can also get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions, or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions. 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.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01628 788997 or online at or

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