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.

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.


B-Jamba Parade

Join the B-Jamba Parade with Blue Jam Arts

This year at Rheged we have teamed up with Blue Jam Arts to bring to life the huge ‘Green Dragon’ and we need some helpers! We need help to rebuild the Dragon scales before it is woken up by the sound of the Samba drums for the B-Jamba Parade! We will be running drop-in workshops on Saturday and Sunday to rebuild the dragon, have a go at the Samba drums and making your own flame head dress to take away…
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Date
Sun 30 April 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Mountain Hall
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Saturday Art Club at Rheged

Come and join us for our first Saturday Art Club inspired by Derek Eland’s fantastic Everest exhibition, “Being Human at Base Camp”.  Over the course of three sessions, we will explore clay. We will add texture and colour to clay to create our own mountain hanging clay decorations then using our lovely letter stampers we will add words to describe what it might feel like to stand on top of the world’s tallest mountain! Your decorations will be glazed and…
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Date
Sat 06 May 2017
Time
9.30am
Venue
Activity Room
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KING KONG CLIMBING TOWER

SATURDAY 27 MAY – SUNDAY 4 JUNE Enjoy being outside at Rheged with King Kong Climbing Centre and their fantastic free standing climbing tower. Take a go and climb the tower! Packed full of challenges, it’s great fun for all ages.
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Available Dates
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Next Available Date
Sat 27 May 2017
Time
10.00am
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Create Pottery Painting

Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June Mini masterpieces are made every day at our Create pottery painting workshop, which is next to our soft play area. This half term we are also adding some Nepalese themed activities in connection with our Being Human on Everest Base Camp exhibition in the Gallery. So why not come along and have a go at the traditional craft of hand weaving or paint a pot with a Nepalese pattern. All activities are priced individually.
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Next Available Date
Sat 27 May 2017
Time
10.00am
Dribble on the Dragon

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon Trail

Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June | Don’t Dribble on the Dragon I said! The dragon has left lots of clues around the centre, all leading us to the place he is hiding – can you find him?
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Next Available Date
Sat 27 May 2017
Time
10.00am
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Bushcraft with Reach Beyond Adventure – Archery

Back by popular demand, the enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some expedition skills that every explorer needs to know! Please note the age range for this session is 4 – 7 years.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 29 May 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Exhibition Hall 1
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Bushcraft with Reach Beyond Adventure – Archery

Back by popular demand, the enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged, to share some expedition skills that every explorer needs to know! Please note the age range for this session is 8-12 yrs.
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Mon 29 May 2017
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Mountain Hall
Creation Station 1 600

Make carnival wind kites with Creation Station

Create your own bright and colourful windsock kite, perfect for celebrating the carnival season! Decorate your kite with your own personal design, as creative, bright and colourful as you like. Add colourful streamers, ribbons and netting strips, ready to blow and swirl about in the wind.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Tue 30 May 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Activity Room
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Join the Spy Academy

Calling all would be spies. 3 clowns have been spotted going into the pottery workshop with balloon swords and there was too much ‘clowning about’ and one clown knocked over a beautiful pot. We need to find the clown so he can say sorry. See you there, Agents! Learn how to take fingerprints, use a code cracker and solve some cryptic clues, master some tricky team building games and hopefully find out naughty clown. At the end of Spy training,…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Wed 31 May 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery