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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Big Top Party: Messy Rheged

Roll up, roll up to our circus-themed party! With free activities for all the family including crafts, entertainers, animals, children’s activity workshops, dancing and live music; there’s sure to be something to inspire your inner greatest showman! It will be a huge celebration of uniqueness and the talents, interests and personality traits that make us all special. The Big Top Party is being organised by Messy Cumbria. Messy Cumbria gathers together Messy Churches from across Cumbria to have fun, be…
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Date
Sun 03 February 2019
Time
11.00am
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Caped Crusaders with Artventurers

Using a range of fabric decorating techniques and embellishments, create your own superhero cape! You will also create a colourful card mask so you are all set to zoom off and save the world! Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Wed 20 February 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Fairy Crown & Fairy Wand Workshop with Flowerworld

Join Sarah from Flowerworld to design and create your very own Flower crown and fairy wand using fresh flowers. All materials provided (flowers may vary) Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 20 February 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Mad Science: Kitchen Chemistry Workshop

Join Mad Science where children will learn some of the chemical reactions that happen when we cook, prepare and analyze food. They’ll even get to see how we can use yeast to inflate balloons! Parental supervision required.
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Available Dates
4
Next Date
Thu 21 February 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Animal Encounters with Zoo-to-you

Thursday 21 February 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. Monday 1 April Join Zoo-to-you for a hands on interactive animal workshop, meet our giant bunny, ducks and chicks. Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available..
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Available Dates
5
Next Date
Thu 21 February 2019
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Workshop Room
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Pongo’s Party – Family Theatre

Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for....that's right, it's his birthday! He's been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to a fantastic party... but the trouble is, nobody seems to remember! Molly-Moo the Cow is making a mess baking, Sheena the Sheep is rehearsing with her band, Sally the Scarecrow is in the middle of decorating and even Marty MacDonald is tied up with his parcels - whatever can they…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 12 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Screen Two