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.


Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem ™

WED 28 FEBRUARY 2018 - SUN 03 JUNE // Bunnies will be bouncing all over Gallery, as Cumbria’s most famous literary character Peter Rabbit jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s first creation. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit and includes original artworks and manuscripts which are rarely exhibited. It also reveals a fresh insight into the innovative way Beatrix Potter developed Peter Rabbit toys and games Children can play like…
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Next Available Date
Sat 21 April 2018
Time
10.00am
Tomb Raider

Beatrix Potter A Life Before & After Peter Rabbit by Trudy Lindsay & Janet Edwards

Come and learn that there was so much more to Beatrix Potter than just Peter Rabbit. This illustrated presentation explores the life she had both before and after she came to live in the Lake District and how these two parts of her life shaped her personality and her passions. We are sure that you will learn things about Beatrix that you did not know! Trudy Lindsay lives in Cumbria and is a former Head Teacher and Early Years Education…
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Date
Sun 06 May 2018
Time
4.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Superhero Mini-Comic Book

Develop your drawing skills and create your own mini Superhero comic book with artist Sheryl Jenkins, as part of Rheged’s Superhero and Spy Week.  Sheryl will inspire you to create your own characters and a short story which you can then transform into an eight-page comic to take away. If you are interested in creating a digital comic, bring along your tablet and Sheryl will show you how. Pre-install any drawing or comic book apps that you’d like to use.  You…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Mon 28 May 2018
Time
10.00am
Venue
Activity Room
archery 600

Improve Your Archery

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know!   Parental supervision required.
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Date
Tue 29 May 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Unicorn Tea Party

Join us for a Unicorn themed afternoon tea party with lots of fancy treats and unicorn hot chocolate. Wear your best magical fancy dress costume, try a magical glitter tattoo and join in with fun games and activities. Parental supervision required - only children will require a ticket. Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements. Shared seating.  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 29 May 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Blencathra
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Family Archery

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! A chance for the adults to come and have a go. Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 29 May 2018
Time
12.00pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
Not for transmission or publication without express permission of the copyright owner, Simon Burt

Improve Your Archery

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! Parental supervision required.
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Date
Tue 29 May 2018
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Meet Spiderman

Spider-man will be landing at Rheged. Come and say hello and get your picture taken.
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Date
Wed 30 May 2018
Time
11.00am
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M6 Theatre presents – Whatever the Weather

Winner of Best Production for Children and Young People (0-7) at the OFFIES 2016. A weather house sitting on a quiet wall. The little lady comes out when it’s going to be sunny. The little man comes out when it’s going to rain. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. Never together. Always alone. But what would happen if one magical day…they came alive? The award winning M6 Theatre Company presents a humorous and highly…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 30 May 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre
llama

Animal Encounters with Lakeland Llama Treks

Come and meet our super hero super animals. Our very own ninja turtle, PJ masks Gekko and Dangermouse. Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available.  
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Wed 30 May 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Activity Room