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.


Zoolab

Step closer to nature with ZooLab, the UK’s number one animal handling experience and lifelong learning company! Meet and handle a range of exotic animals with ZooLab’s expert Ranger Tristan, get up creatures that include giant African land snails, snakes, tarantulas and much more.
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Tue 28 May 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1

Magical Wings and Wands with ARTventurers

What will you be? A dragon, unicorn, fairy or create your own magical creature... Decorate your own pair of colourful card wings and a wooden star wand using a range of paints, collage materials, feathers, glitter and sparkles.
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Wed 29 May 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room

Improve Your Archery 4-7 yrs

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
Thu 30 May 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Blencathra

Family Archery 4 yrs+

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know. This family archery session is a great chance for the adult's to come and have a go too!
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 30 May 2019
Time
12.00pm
Venue
Blencathra

Improve Your Archery 8-12yrs

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
Thu 30 May 2019
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Blencathra

Mad Science – Mission To Mars Show

Britain has had its first astronaut aboard the International Space Station and it’s time for the children of the North West to give chase! In this show the children will discover what it takes to blast off into space, survive in zero gravity and make it back home safely. Discussing aerodynamics, the effect of gravity and the four forces of flight, you may very well have Britain’s next astronaut beginning their training at Rheged. In true Mad Science style, we…
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Fri 31 May 2019
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two

LEGO Stop-Motion Animation with Mako Education

Want to bring LEGO to life and create your own movie? This two hour fun, creative and hands-on LEGO stop-motion workshop is the perfect activity to get you to discover and show off your creative talents by creating a stop-motion animation movie. You will discover the techniques and tools required to bring LEGO characters to life and create your own short films. You will learn the process of planning, building, shooting, editing and publishing your own stop-motion movies. Your finished…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 22 July 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2

Computer Game Design with Mako Education

Ever wanted to design your own computer game? This two hour fun, creative and hands-on game design workshop you will discover the techniques and tools required to design your own fully functional retro 2D platform game. You will learn how to use pixel art to design and animate characters, levels, background plus much more. Your finished games will be published online for you to play at home and share with friends and family. What you’ll learn: - How to use…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 22 July 2019
Time
1.00pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2

Code-A-Sphero with Mako Education

Interested in Robotics, LEGO and Coding? If you answered yes to any of these this workshop is for you! This two-hour fun and hands-on Code-A-Sphero workshop teaches you the power of coding in a fun and creative (and safe) environment. You will design and build a Sphero maze using LEGO, then learn how to code a mini Sphero to move (roll), change direction (spin) and alter its colour. Once the training is complete we put these new skills to the…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 22 July 2019
Time
3.30pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2

Micro:Bit Creative Coding with Mako Education

Interested in coding, programming or electronic? This two-hour fun, creative and hands-on coding with Micro:Bit workshop is the perfect activity to get you to discover and show off your creative coding talents. You will discover the techniques and tools required to program a Micro:Bit. You will learn the process of planning, coding, flashing and running your own program. We use a free online coding platform so you can continue the fun at home. What you’ll learn: - What a Micro:Bit…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 22 July 2019
Time
3.30pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2