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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Peter Pan Treasure Trail

Follow our treasure map around Rheged and help Peter Pan find the pirate treasure. Watch out for Tick Tock the crocodile, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook. Remember X marks the spot!
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Available Dates
22
Next Date
Mon 01 April 2019
Time
12.00am
Venue
Rheged
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Animal Encounters with Zoo-to-you

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. Supervising adults do not need to purchase tickets- only participating individuals need to purchase tickets.
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Mon 01 April 2019
Time
11.30am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Build Your Own Bunny with ARTventurers

Build your own super cuddly 16” Bunny! Fill your bunny making sure he/she satisfies the cuddle test, make a wish on a heart or star and put it in your bunny and then use fabric decorating techniques to create a t-shirt for your new friend. You will also receive a special bunny birth certificate!
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Available Dates
5
Next Date
Wed 03 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Lunch with your favourite cartoon pig with new film Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

Join your favourite Pig Mascot for a 2 course buffet lunch and photo opportunity. After you have finished lunch, make your way to our theatre screen to watch Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun 12.30pm Lunch 2pm Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U) Menu Peppa Pig's Special Spaghetti Bolognese Mummy Pig's Macaroni Cheese Daddy Pig's Big Daddy Burger Chunky Chips Homemade Coleslaw Seasonal Mixed Leaves Double Chocolate Mousse Eton Mess Strawberry Jelly Pots Muddy Puddle Pancakes
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Date
Fri 05 April 2019
Time
12.30pm
Venue
Screen Two
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Archery with Reach Beyond Adventure

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know! Improve your archery skills 4 - 7 years Mon 8 April 11am Thurs 18 April 11am Parental supervision required Family archery Mon 8 April 12 & 2pm Thurs 18 April 12 & 2pm A chance for the adults to come and have a go too! Improve your archery skills 8 - 12 years Mon 8 April…
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Available Dates
8
Next Date
Mon 08 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Blencathra
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Astral Circus Workshop

Roll up, roll up! Try your hand at circus skills with Astral Circus. The Stupendous Astralio and Sally Salamander will guide you through the basics of plate spinning, juggling, poi, diablo and feather balancing. For those of you who progress quickly, or already have the skills, we can advise on how to build your talents into a performance with movement, purpose and choreography. For those of you who don't, we will have the most fun you ever had dropping stuff
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Available Dates
4
Next Date
Tue 09 April 2019
Time
10.30am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Easter Flower Baskets with Flower world

Join Sarah from Flower World to design and create your very own Easter flower basket using fresh flowers. Just in time for the Easter bunny arriving. All materials provided. (flowers may vary).
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Wed 10 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Fairies Go Camping! With ARTventurers

Create your own magical fairy garden complete with a mini teepee for a fairy camping trip. Sprinkle on some seeds and then watch your mini garden grow at home!
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Wed 10 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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Mini Canadian Canoe Building Workshop with Orca

Visitors are invited to 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 upto an hour. If you are in a hurry, we will use a 'dry brushing'…
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Available Dates
3
Next Date
Thu 11 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Mountain Hall
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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
2
Next Date
Fri 12 April 2019
Time
11.00am
Venue
Screen Two