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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Brick Science: Rheged’s Lego Lab

Friday 12 July - Sunday 1 September 2019 This Summer experience an interactive and fun-filled LEGO® laboratory, featuring dozens of things to do across 6 science themes! The Space Zone Learn about the planets and make your own LEGO® planet portrait. The Sound Zone Learn about how sound travels and play with musical instruments. The Forces Zone Race LEGO® cars, and experiment with your design to go faster and further. The Electricity Zone Complete a tricky LEGO® circuitry puzzle. The…
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Lion King Party Weekend

Join us for an exciting Lion King Party to launch the brand new release of Disney's Lion King film on our GIANT 60ft cinema screen. Have your face painted just like Simba, watch live dance performances from Razzamataz, handle real life animals with Zoobidoo, design and create your own mask Rafiki-style, and take lots of pictures in our African Savannah photo corner! Saturday 20th July 10am - 5pm Craft corner 10am -5pm Photo Corner 10.30am - 3.30pm Animal handling drop…
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Available Dates
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Next Available Date
Sat 20 July 2019
Time
10.00am

LEGO Stop-Motion Animation with MakoCreate

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 MakoCreate

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 MakoCreate

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 MakoCreate

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

Slime Workshop with Creation Station

Join The Creation Station Lancaster to make some super stretchy, bright and colourful SLIME! During the workshop you will decorate a slime tub before making your own slime; choosing a bright vibrant colour before adding glitter and foam beads. You will then have the opportunity to play with your slime, seeing how super stretchy and squishy it is and learn to blow enormous slime bubbles!
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Available Dates
8
Next Date
Tue 23 July 2019
Time
10.30am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1

Mini Canadian Canoe building workshop with Orca

Attend a Canadian Canoe building workshop under the guidance of Orca. During the workshop, you will build a beautiful wooden canoe, ready to take away and float. The canoe is around 60cms long and is made using simple hand tools. You are welcome to paint your canoe, just please be aware that elaborate paint jobs may require some drying time of up to an hour. If you are in a hurry, we will use a 'dry brushing' technique that dries…
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Available Dates
9
Next Date
Wed 24 July 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1

Animal Encounters with Zoobidoo

Join Zoobidoo for a hands on interactive animal workshop. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available. Supervising adults do not need to purchase tickets - only participating individuals need to purchase tickets.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Thu 25 July 2019
Time
1.30pm
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1

Lego Workshop with The Brick Guys

Are you a LEGO fan? Do you dream of being a Master Builder? Then our LEGO workshops are for you. Come along to a fun LEGO workshop presented by The Brick Guys, started by the winners of Series 1 of Channel 4’s LEGO Masters. The workshop will be a fun and interactive hour and a half of STEM and space-related LEGO activities. We will explore our universe through the medium of LEGO. Travelling around the planets and building our way…
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Available Dates
6
Next Date
Mon 29 July 2019
Time
10.30am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 2