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.

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.


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Paper Folded Sculptures with Alex Jakob-Whitworth from The Curious School

  In this unique workshop, Alex will show you how to make Spring themed sculptures using paper folding techniques, which take us back centuries. Your sculptures will be brought to life through storytelling and you will get to take all of your creations home. A fun activity with the simple and creative craft of paper folding.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Mon 10 April 2017
Time
10.30am
Venue
Activity Room
Easter Holidays at Rheged

Pom Pom Easter Animals with Artventurers

Create your very own Pom Pom animal this Easter in this creative art class. What Easter animal would you like to see in your garden? A rabbit, lamb or chick? At the end of the session, you will have your own Pom Pom animal to take home.  
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 10 April 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
Sheryl Animation 600

Nature Animation for beginners with Sheryl Jenkins

Join animator Sheryl Jenkins to learn about animation and make your own short film. We'll use drawings, rubbings and natural materials to create an animated film inspired by nature and the garden. A copy of your film will be made available after the workshop. ***Please note that this event has been incorrectly listed in our season brochure as £7 at 10.30am, 1pm & 3pm. The correct times and price are 10:30am | £12. We apologise for any confusion this may…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 11 April 2017
Time
10.30am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
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Decorate a mini bird house with Creation Station

Decorate a beautiful home for the birds in your garden by cutting and tearing decorative paper using a technique called decoupage. Your birdhouse will be the tweet of the town when it is hung from a tree in your garden or nestled amongst your plants. All materials and varnish provided.
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Tue 11 April 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Activity Room
Sheryl Animation 600

Nature Animation for budding animators with Sheryl Jenkins

Join animator Sheryl Jenkins to develop your animation skills further and make your own short film. We'll use drawings, rubbings and natural materials to create an animated film inspired by nature and what’s in your garden. A copy of your film will be made available after the workshop. This afternoon session is for participants who are familiar with how to do animation and want to develop their skills further by exploring the filmmaking process and creating a short animated story.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 11 April 2017
Time
1.30pm
Venue
Pennine Gallery