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.


Santas Cottage 600

Post your letter to Santa

Christmas is round the corner, it’s time to write to Santa! Post your letter in our special post box and we’ll deliver your letter to Santa Claus himself – you’ll also receive a reply.
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Date
Fri 23 November 2018
Time
8.30am
Santas Cottage 600

SANTA’S MAGICAL GINGERBREAD COTTAGE

Join Santa in our magical candy cane forest. Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his gingerbread house. Receive a gift and a 4×6 photograph of you and Santa. Please arrive at the beginning of your time slot and you will visit Santa within your allocated time. Write your Christmas wish while you wait. Limited tickets remaining. Availability as at 17:30 on 7/12/18 is as follows; 15/12/18 @ 17:00 – 8 tickets 16/12/18 @ 17:00 –…
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Available Dates
15
Next Available Date
Mon 10 December 2018
Time
10.00am
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Santa’s Marvellous Magical Toy Shop from Little Blue Monster Productions

Christmas is coming, but after 164 years of service, Santa’s Chief Elf would like to retire. He’s getting old, and he wants to spend Christmas with his little family. But, poor Santa is left with a very big problem. Who will make all of the toys for the good girls and boys? It’s a very BIG job, and Santa must find someone he can trust - and fast! So, he places an advert on JobsForElves.com.  ‘Trainee Elf required!’ What could…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Sat 15 December 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two
Santas Cottage 600

Supper With Santa and Gruffalo Double Bill

Join Santa for a seasonal two course supper and festive film double bill in our intimate second screen cinema. Children must be accompanied. 5pm-6:15pm Food is served 6:15pm- Film double bill starts Gruffalo (U) 2009 - A cunning mouse goes for a walk in a deep dark wood, and outwits a succession of predators. Gruffalo's Child (U) 2011 - A little Gruffalo ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. Two course meal (please…
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Date
Sat 22 December 2018
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Screen Two
Santas Cottage 600

Supper With Santa and Snowman Double Bill

Join Santa for a seasonal two course supper and festive film double bill in our intimate second screen cinema. Children must be accompanied. 5pm-6:15pm Food is served 6:15pm- Film double bill starts The Snowman (U) 1982 - On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. The Snowman and the Snow Dog (U) 2012 - A young boy whose dog has just died moves into…
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Date
Sun 23 December 2018
Time
5.00pm
Venue
Screen Two
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Fairies Tales with Gary Starr productions

Several wonderful stories linked together to create one amazing and original fun family show. Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Certainly not Gretel Red! A journey into the woods will be quite an adventure as she, along with Peter Hansel, make their way to Grandmother’s house! Remember - Don’t cry wolf!!!!  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Thu 27 December 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two
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Cinderella Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

After the success of last year’s Pantomime Beauty and the Beast, Gary Starr Pantomimes return to the Rheged Theatre this December, with a magical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.  Badly treated by her evil ugly sisters, Kim and Aggie, Cinderella dreams of meeting her true love. After a chance meeting with the Prince, she knows she must see him again and hopes that a chance to attend the Royal Ball will be the perfect opportunity. But her two…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Fri 28 December 2018
Time
11.30am
Venue
Screen Two