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.


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.


Our new ‘Making Space‘ is now open, with pottery painting, printing and decoupage activities for all ages.

Lots to make from £5-£10 – Pottery Painting, Block Printing and Decoupage. Open to all ages. Open 9am-5pm daily.


Birthday Parties

We want our new play area and café to be enjoyed by everyone each day of the week, and so we can’t offer dedicated play sessions or booked tables in the play area café. However, we do offer cinema parties, and will soon have a range of paint and make packages in our new Making Space next to the play area. Please contact us at for more information.


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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