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.


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Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World

Journey through 6 stories and experience Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World at Rheged this summer! Immerse yourself in Rheged’s interactive exhibition as you journey through some of his most iconic stories from James and the Giant Peach and Chairlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Twits and much more, whilst completing a special activity book along the way. Create your own sweets in Willy Wonka’s factory, dress up as various characters, sneak past the sleeping giant in the BFG’s cave and crawl into the…
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DATES
15 June - 2 September 2018
OPENING TIMES
10am – 5.30pm. Last entry 4.30pm
EXHIBITION ONLY TICKETS
£5 child (16 and under) • £5.50 for conc. • £6.50 Adults • £20 Family ticket (2 children 2 adults, or 3 children 1 adult) • Child 2 and under free
EXHIBITION AND FILM TICKETS
£7 child (16 and under) • £7.50 conc. • £8.50 Adults • £26 family ticket 2 children 2 adults, or 3 children 1 adult • Child 2 and under free
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Please note that tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another time slot. Re-entry is not permitted.
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Watch the World Cup at Rheged!

Cheer on England with the family in our second cinema screen for this summer’s Football World Cup, for free. Our Café serves food until 8.15pm so before the evening matches, why not make a night of it and enjoy some food. Alternatively, we will be serving a delicious hog roast and hot dogs from our pop up kitchen, which can be taken into the cinema with you, along with drinks from the bar. Monday 18 June at 7pm England v…
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Available Dates
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Next Available Date
Sun 24 June 2018
Time
1.00pm
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Art and Creative Play with ARTventurers

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World in the Main Gallery, join ARTventurers for a jam packed session of arty, creative (often messy!) play.  Make fun and funky hats, design colourful and crazy sweets, sing and dance in our bubble room and much more. Get your special tickets at the ready! ** Please come dressed for mess!** Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 02 August 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Family Room
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Build your own Magical Unicorn with ARTventurers

Back by popular demand, join ARTventurers to create your own magical 16 inch cuddly Unicorn.  Fill your Unicorn and make sure they satisfy the cuddle test, make a wish on a heart or star and insert and then personalise the t-shirt for your new friend! You will also receive a special birth certificate!   Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 26 July 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Facepainting

Come and get your face painted with Helen. Choose a unicorn or superhero or get creative and ask for your favourite character.  
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Available Dates
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Next Available Date
Fri 27 July 2018
Time
10.00am
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Astral Circus Extravaganza!

Roll up! Roll up! Astral Circus bring their acclaimed Circus Show from the stripy big top to the comfort of Rheged’s  Theatre.  A show for all ages, featuring comedy, aerial acrobatics, fire, balance, juggling and more. So close you could touch (though perhaps best you don't). We promise you will be entertained!  
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 27 July 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Astral Circus Workshops

Try your hand at circus skills, including poi, spinning plates, diabolo and juggling with the Astral Circus team. If you’re good, we might even put you in the Astral Circus show! Drop in and have a go - First come. First serve. Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
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Next Available Date
Fri 27 July 2018
Time
1.00pm
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Family Fun Yoga

Join Yogi in the Lakes for a special family session where you can enjoy Yoga with your child – don’t worry if you have never tried it before.. Practise postures and breathing together in this fun and uplifting class and come out feeling calm and relaxed for the rest of the days activities. Stretchy clothing recommended, but mats can be provided.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Mon 30 July 2018
Time
10.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
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Animal Encounters with Lakeland Llama Treks

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World in the Main Gallery, come and meet a wonderful array of animals and insects -including newts, millipedes, frogs, tortoise, cockroaches and more. Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 31 July 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Mad Science Show

Learn how mixing our incredible ingredients can produce exciting and unexpected reactions! Watch us turn water into Ribena, and back again, in a display of chemical “magic”. Meet our two chemically-created Genies: Steaming Steve and Frothy Freda. And watch out for our Mad Science Cloudy Potions and shower of Foggy Bubbles! For the finale- a reaction of explosive proportions!  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 03 August 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Theatre Screen