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Rheged Centre

Penrith, Cumbria, England

  • Boy painting at Rheged in Penrith
  • Boy eating ice cream at Rheged in Penrith
  • Girl in ball pit at Rheged in Penrith

Attraction Information

  • Activity Centres icon Activity Centres
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes icon Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Sun, rain or snow, the Rheged Centre is home to amazing inspiring activities and events for children of all ages, with plenty to keep parents amused too!

Come explore the fantastic outdoor play area where your little ones can discover a huge Roman Fort, magnificent Celtic roundhouse and even try to get to the top of the mini climbing wall. If the weather is a little chilly then head inside to the soft play area for just as much fun for all those under 1.37 metres! Make sure you don't miss the largest 3D cinema in the North-West, showing the best kids films all day, every day.

You can even explore your artistic side at the centre’s special Pottery Painting area, giving you all a chance to create your own pottery masterpiece! Start by selecting from the beautiful ready-made pots and paint them into a work of art with a selection of bright colours. Don't worry about having to wait long for your magnificent piece, it’ll be baked and ready to take home within an hour.

  • Indoor & Outdoor play areas
  • Pottery Painting
  • Fantastic family events during the holidays


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Redhills, 31, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ, England


Click here to visit Rheged's website
01768 868000

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Main Café: 08:30 – 17:00

Events Box Office 9:00 - 17:30

Shops: 10:00 - 17:30


Free entry to the centre.

Kid`s activities from: £2.00-£10.00


More Information

Eating information

Main Café: 08:30 – 17:00

From breakfast to pre-theatre menus, with plenty of cake in between, the Rheged Café specialises in simple but imaginative dishes inspired by our favourite Cumbrian produce. Their own beef and lamb takes pride of place on the menu alongside Lancashire cheese, west coast fish and breads from Staveley’s artisan bakery More? – their sourdough toast is just the job with our bestselling Cumbrian breakfast. Children’s menu is also based on these fine, fresh ingredients, and our child-friendly dishes mean we see a lot of clean plates. 

Pod Café: Food 10.00—16:00 Coffee & Cake 10.00—17:00 You’ll see the centre go by as you relax over a coffee and a newspaper, or try one of our hot pies, soups or Cumberland sausage rolls. Everything is made in our own kitchens and sold at the counter; on sunny days, our customers love to pick up a salad or wedge of freshly-baked cake to eat outside the centre. Children can select a sandwich and some favourite snacks to create their own picnic lunchbox.


Pets allowed

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. 


5 ladies cubicles, a disabled loo, and men's toilets and urinals just inside the front door. Further toilets on other floors.

Gift shop

The range of shops stock everything from toys, food, jewellery, outdoor clothing and equipment, local gifts, adult and children's clothes, cards, books, local produce, sweets and luxury skin and beauty products.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Guest suitability

Lift access to all floors. Disabled parking bays available.

Parking facilities

Free parking.Car park closes at 17:30 unless there is late night event on in the centre. 

Public transport


From M6/Penrith/Eden area: Just a couple of minutes drive from the M6 (J40) at Penrith along the A66 From Windermere/the central lakes Follow the A592, a beautiful drive in itself over the stunning Kirkstone Pass, and along the shores of Ullswater. From Keswick/the western lakes Take the A66 eastbound past the foothills of Skiddaw and Blencathra, Rheged is just off the A66/A592 roundabout before you reach the M6.


Just a five minute taxi or bus ride from Penrith Station, which is on the main London to Glasgow west coast line.


Regular services run between Penrith and Keswick and stop in Rheged’s main car park,



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