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all about the Rheged Centre

  • places to visit
August 31, 2018

Visit The Rheged Centre in Cumbria for a fabulous day out with delicious food, plenty of play areas, various shops to explore and movies to enjoy! Our own Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is just a 20 minute drive from The Rheged Centre, making it the ideal place to base yourself while you explore all that the Lake District has to offer.

about the centre

The centre itself is a marvel to look at, created to blend in with the countryside and as if it is located under a hill, the lush green grass roof is a spectacular sight.

The Rheged Centre is ideal for a date night with your better half or a family fun day out exploring all the activities available around the centre. These include a fabulous arts programme, which hosts children’s theatre shows, various workshops and family-friendly movies, as well as live streams of opera shows, spectacular ballet performances and theatre shows, and the gallery space hosts around 5 exhibitions a year to view.

Being owned by a family of farmers mean their passion for food shines through and is reflected in what they serve and sell at the foodhall, café and even the ice cream stand! Stroll around the shops, which host everything from beautiful clothes, health and beauty products, to wonderful handmade products from small local makers from Cumbria and even a range of children’s toys. There will be something to take your fancy at The Rheged Centre.

the spa

Follow the soothing scent of aromatherapy oils to the treatment rooms at The Rheged Centre Spa, where fully trained therapists offer a wide range of relaxing treatments, all with a personalised experience. Treatments available include:

  • Clinical Reflexology
  • Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
  • Holistic head, neck & face massage
  • Chinese fire cupping

They also have a wide range of hand and nail treatments, including:

  • Natural nail overlay
  • Full set Calgel extensions
  • Full set Acrylic nail extensions

There is also a range of waxing, tinting, brow and lash treatments available at The Rheged Centre Spa.

family fun

The whole family will enjoy the fabulous cinema shows on offer, from showcasing the latest hits, including The Greatest Showman, to reshowing classic family favourites such as Matilda. The cinema also has live streamed shows including theatre plays, ballet and opera.

The indoor soft play area is ideal for all weather fun, with bright colours, a fun ball pit, plenty of slides and tunnels to explore, as well as a separate area for the very little ones to enjoy freely. There is also a space where the adults can relax with a hot drink and a snack from the café.

Explore the outdoor play area, which is a favourite among many visitors as it’s designed to spark imagination in all ages! The wooden adventure area is modelled after a Roman Fort, with fun touches like a giant slide, a ropewalk, tunnels to discover and even a mini climbing wall!

Make sure to take part in the Create Pottery Painting Workshop (located next to the indoor play area), where there is a wide range of pottery just waiting for a splash of colour and some imagination. You can choose from a range of plates, mugs, bowls and figurines to let your personality shine through, and your pieces will even be ready to take home in an hour as they will be baked onsite, and as a bonus – they are dishwasher safe!

The Rheged Centre also hosts a variety of children’s activity workshops, where your little ones can learn fun new skills, including baking, bushcraft, science and even animation. There is always something new to try and discover during The Rheged Centre activity workshops.

relax with thanet well lodge retreat

Just 20 minutes’ drive away is Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, which offers the ideal base to explore Cumbria, while enjoying breathtaking views, peace and tranquillity, all with utter luxurious lodge accommodation to relax in.

Boasting unrivalled and panoramic views of the Lake District, Thane Well also has stunning accommodation, all of which includes fully fitted kitchens, large open plan living areas with sumptuous sofas and French doors that lead on to your private decking, where you can enjoy the glorious views around you. All our luxurious lodges offer the comfiest of beds, beautiful bedrooms to relax in, as well as large family sized bathrooms, with some accommodation having ensuites. If you’re looking to add something special to your Lake District holiday, opt for one of our hot tub lodges and soak up the surrounding peaceful nature in style.

Book your holiday to Thanet Well Lodge Retreat and have a fun day out The Rheged Centre on your escape to Cumbria!

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