Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities

As a family business, we understand how important time with your children is – and how much fun it can be. Our rewarding programme of children’s activities might just inspire the whole family.

At our workshops, children can try out a huge range of skills with local experts whose enthusiasm for their specialist activity, be it felting, baking, animation, science or bushcraft is infectious. Ideas for our workshops are sparked by our exhibitions, seasonal themes or innovative technology like 3D printing. Traditional Cumbrian skills are valued alongside exciting new ways of working, and there’s always something new to try in a fun, supportive environment. Individual event details state when an activity requires accompanying adults to have a ticket.

Alongside our creative workshops we host storytelling, comedy, face painting and children’s theatre events that are designed to capture the imagination. We also show children’s films on our enormous 3D screen, and on Saturday mornings between September and April, we hold a children’s film club with tickets at just £2.


Meet Santa

Santa’s Magical Forest

Join Santa in our magical forest. Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his magical forest. Receive a gift and a 6x4 photograph of you and Santa. Please arrive at the beginning of your time slot and you will visit Santa within your allocated time. You can write your Christmas wish while you wait. Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 22 November 2019
Time
9.30am
Venue
The Gallery

CBeebies’ Christmas Show: Hansel & Gretel

This Holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family. This year’s highly anticipated CBeebies Christmas Show is once again coming to the big screen from the theatre stage for a family-friendly feast of Christmas fun. The show is an adaptation of fairy-tale classic Hansel and Gretel and will again feature many of CBeebies' most popular talent, including, for the first time - Waffle the Wonder…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Sat 30 November 2019
Time
11.15am
Venue
Screen Two
Meet Santa

Sensory Friendly Santa’s Forest

Join Santa in our magical forest. Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his magical forest. These dedicated sessions are specially adapted for children with Autism or any other sensory requirements. We can turn off any flashing lights, adjust lighting to suit each child, turn down music or turn it off altogether. At the beginning of the session our Christmas elves will discuss your child’s individual requirements, to ensure your visit is extra magical. Receive a…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Thu 05 December 2019
Time
2.00pm
Venue
The Gallery

The Big Snowy Christmas from Little Blue Monster Productions

The glittering, snowy tale about a brave little bear who helps to save Christmas! It’s almost Christmas Eve. Daddy and Baby Bear are busy decorating their tree, when suddenly they hear a crash,bang, wallop outside their front door. It’s poor Santa, and he’s fallen from the sky! There’s no more flying for him tonight. But, who will deliver the presents in time for Christmas? It’s Baby Bear to the rescue! This hilarious, heartwarming tale is the perfect treat for Christmas…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Sat 07 December 2019
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two

Build Your Own Christmas Unicorn

Join us to build your very own sparkly Christmas Unicorn! Fill your unicorn making sure he/she satisfies the cuddle test and make a wish on a heart or star to place inside unicorn. You will receive a special birth certificate and make your own magical unicorn dust! Parental supervision required.
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Date
Sat 14 December 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2

Build Your Own Christmas Reindeer

Join us to build your very own Christmas Reindeer! Fill your reindeer making sure he/she satisfies the cuddle test and make a wish on a heart or star to place inside your Reindeer. You will receive a special Reindeer birth certificate and make your own magical reindeer food! Parental supervision required.
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Date
Sat 14 December 2019
Time
1.30pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2

Supper With Santa & The Gruffalo Double Bill

Join Santa Claus himself for a seasonal two course supper, then enjoy our festive film double bill. ------------------------------------------- Adults Menu Traditional Roast Turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables Vegetable Nut Roast, roast potatoes and vegetables, vegetarian gravy (V) Homemade apple crumble and custard Children’s Menu Traditional Roast Turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables Tomato pasta with garlic bread Homemade apple crumble and custard Or Vanilla ice cream -------------------------------------------…
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Date
Sat 21 December 2019
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Screen Two

Supper With Santa & Snowman Double Bill

Join Santa Claus himself for a seasonal two course supper, then enjoy our festive film double bill. ------------------------------------------- Adults Menu Traditional Roast Turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables Vegetable Nut Roast, roast potatoes and vegetables, vegetarian gravy (V) Homemade apple crumble and custard Children’s Menu Traditional Roast Turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables Tomato pasta with garlic bread Homemade apple crumble and custard Or Vanilla ice cream -------------------------------------------…
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Date
Mon 23 December 2019
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Screen Two

Aladdin Live Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

Returning for their 3rd year- Gary Starr Pantomimes in association with Rheged Theatre return this Christmas with their biggest Pantomime to date - a brand new Pantomime Production of the classic Story Aladdin. Join Aladdin on his quest to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, whilst trying to outwit the villainous Abanazar. With a host of colourful characters, plenty of song, dance and comedy this show is suitable for children and grownups of all ages. 1 hr duration – with…
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Next Date
Sat 28 December 2019
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two