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.


October Half Term

A magical spooky Halloween half term at Rheged. Filled with a number of spooktacular events and activities.
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Professor Pumpernickel Halloween special science show

Join the popular blue haired Professor Pumpernickel for an explosive never seen before show created just for Rheged. Learn about the science behind fireworks whilst watching exploding, smoking pumpkins. The professor invites you into his spooky lab for a fun, freaky science show. Parental supervision required. Due to the content of the show there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 23 October 2017
Time
11.30am
Venue
Lecture Theatre

Llama Karma Café with Animal Encounters

Join the Llama Karma Cafe for a hands-on workshop to meet all their weird & wonderful animals for this Halloween special which includes slithering snakes, Cusco the tortoise, newts, lizards and creepy crawlies. Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Tue 24 October 2017
Time
11.30am
Venue
Activity Room

Make Your Own Magic Unicorn With ARTventurers

Back by popular demand join ARTventurers to create your own magical 16 inch cuddly Unicorn. You will fill your Unicorn making sure he or she satisfies the cuddling test, make a wish on a heart or star insert and use fabric decorating techniques to decorate a t-shirt for your new friend! You will also receive a special birth certificate! Parental supervision required
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Available Dates
4
Next Date
Wed 25 October 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Activity Room

Archery With Reach Beyond Adventure

Back by popular demand, the enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! Learn or sharpen up on your archery skills to scare away the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. The spooks will be no match for you! Parental supervision required
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Date
Wed 25 October 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Rheged

Archery With Reach Beyond Adventure Family

Back by popular demand, the enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! Learn or sharpen up on your archery skills to scare away the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. The spooks will be no match for you! A chance for the adults to come and have a go.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 25 October 2017
Time
12.00pm
Venue
Rheged

Improve your Archery With Reach Beyond Adventure

Back by popular demand, the enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! Learn or sharpen up on your archery skills to scare away the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. The spooks will be no match for you! Parental supervision required
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Date
Wed 25 October 2017
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Rheged

Facepainting with Helen’s Fantasy Faces

Be inspired by Halloween and choose from a spooky ghost or ghoul, save the day as your favourite super hero or scare all your friends as Dracula or Frankenstein. Let your imagination go wild. Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October
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Available Dates
3
Next Available Date
Thu 26 October 2017
Time
10.30am

Photography workshop with local photographer Rod Ireland

Are your kids interested in taking photo's? If they are, this is a great Autumn workshop to develop their photography skills through fun and engaging activities, whilst surrounded by the beautiful colours of Autumn. Taking pictures from a 'worms view', freezing motion and capturing movement and making pictures stand out with some simple techniques? Just some of the things covered during the fun session with local professional photographer, Rod Ireland. Please note all children attending the workshop should bring a camera.…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Thu 26 October 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Activity Room