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With the half term holiday just around the corner, Rheged in Penrith has made sure they have a bustling calendar of events and activities ready for the whole family to be entertained throughout the break.
The autumn action kicks off on Saturday October 22 when the infamous pumpkin trail commences, where children can go on a quest to find all the carved pumpkins dotted around the centre to win a tasty treat, which will be running daily right through to Sunday 30th October and is completely free.
Monday will be the opportunity to come face-to-face with spooky creatures from scorpions to barn owls when Silverband Falconry will showcase “Care of Magical Creatures”.
On Tuesday the little ones can prepare their trick or treating outfit by booking in for “Mini Broomstick Making”, with the local birch weaver. A traditional Halloween favourite will commence on Wednesday with Pumpkin Carving; pumpkins, tools and a helping-hand will be provided just bring your scariest pumpkin face ideas! But, the highlight is set to be on Thursday when the Blunderbus Theatre company arrive to perform “The Selfish Crocodile” a story about a brave little mouse and a crocodile with toothache!
The adults haven’t been forgotten about though, alongside the Family Big Screen Supper, where you can watch the Smurfs 3D along with a spooky Halloween supper, Rheged will also be showing Pirates of the Caribbean (On stranger Shores) in 3D, holding a Rival Arts Fair involving food, art and out of the ordinary gifts ideas on Saturday and Sunday 22-23 October, and on Sunday 30 October vintage and retro classics will be on show at the Colin Caygill Antiques Fair.
Holly Venning, Rheged’s Marketing Manager said: “There really is something for the entire family this half term, we’ve organised a range of activities and events so that the whole family will be entertained on their visit. I’ll be here myself over the weekend with my family, visiting the Fair and watching my nieces have a ridiculous amount of fun hunting for pumpkins!”
For more information with details and times please visit www.rheged.com and download the autumn leaflet