roald dahl's wondrous world


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There’s no better place to begin a lifelong love of film than at Rheged’s atmospheric cinema. A world away from the average multiplex, it was built for large format movies. We have a lively programme of family films in both 2D and 3D, with children’s favourites shown every day during school holidays. Our popular Saturday children’s film club, with £2 tickets, runs from September to April.

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Our children’s activities are led by local people who have a gift for sharing their skills. Our inspiration comes from what’s happening at Rheged and beyond, covering everything from kitchen fun to woodworking and 3D printing to bushcraft. There are activities for all ages and our children’s programme, features storytelling, family film and theatre too.

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The Create pottery painting workshop is full of mugs, plates, bowls, canvases and children’s characters which are just waiting for a splash of colour. Just choose what you want to paint, pay and get started on your design. Our staff are on hand to offer help or inspiration if you need it. The finished product will be ready to take home in an hour.

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Modelled on a Roman fortress, with lots of turrets and tunnels to explore, our outdoor play area is just outside the main entrance – not far from our ice cream shop! Children love clambering along the ramparts and whizzing down the giant slide. The play area is open every day, weather permitting, and tickets are available from the box office.

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Created with both children and adults in mind, our colourful soft play area welcomes children who are seven and under. It’s particularly popular with pre-schoolers and has a separate area where very young children can play at their own pace. Parents and grandparents can relax with a hot drink and a snack while the children explore and enjoy letting off steam.

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