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February half term family activities

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Get active down at the lakeshore with a range of activities over half term. Let the children off to try their hands at archery, star gaze on night walks or join you in the water for raft building.

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ACTIVITIES IN KIDS’ ZONE

Throughout half term there will be a series of exciting, age appropriate activities and games in our supervised sessions

3-7 years & 7-12 years

Morning supervision – 10am to midday
Evening supervision – 6.30pm to 10pm

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Archery

ARCHERY

Saturday 10, 17 & 24 February – 11am to midday
Sunday 11, 18 & 25 February – 10am to 11am

Our coaches run through the basics of archery for children. Theory and safety, then shooting at targets a stone’s throw from our front door.

Archery is suitable for children 7 years and over and is part of Kids’ Zone supervised sessions.

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Stargazing in the Lake District - Ben Bush

GUIDED NIGHT WALKS

Saturday 10, 17 & 24 February – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Guided walks for children. Through the woods and fells around the Ullswater way, they’ll have head torches and the stars to light the way. Starting from the hotel, night walks are a wonderful way to gain a new perspective on our surroundings. Suitable for confident walkers aged 5 years and over.

Guides night walks are for the whole family and does not form part of the Kids’ Zone supervised sessions.

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Rafting

RAFT BUILDING

Thursday 15 & 22 February – 2 to 2.30pm
Sunday 11 & 18 February – 2 to 3.30pm

Raft building out of barrels, posts and ropes with the whole family. Qualified instructors will be on hand to adjudicate and dispense handy advice, but the responsibility is still yours. Will it float? Find out as you set out on the lake.

Raft building is for the whole family and does not form part of the Kids’ Zone supervised sessions.

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Paddleboarding

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

Monday 12 & 19 February – 9.30am to 11am, 2pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday 13 & 20 February – 9.30am to 11am, 2pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 14 & 21 February – 10am to 11.30am, 1.30am to 3pm
Friday 16 & 23 February – 10am to 11.30, 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 10, 17 & 24 February – 9.30am to 11am, 2pm to 3.30pm

Family session 5+ years
Monday 12 & 19 February – 11.30am to 1pm
Tuesday 13 & 20 February – 11.30am to 1pm
Saturday 10, 17 & 24 February – 11.30am to 1pm

A great family activity, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing) is accessible, easy to learn and seriously fun. Our fully qualified instructors tailor every session. There’s no age limit and no special skills are required.

Kayak

KAYAKING & CANOEING

Wednesday 14 & 21 February – 9.30am to 11am
Thursday 15 & 22 February – 9.30am to 11am
Friday 16 & 23 February – 9.30am to 11am, 11.30am to 1pm
Sunday 11, 18 & 25 February – 11am to 12.30pm

Canoe taster session
Wednesday 14 & 21 February – 11.30am to 1pm
Thursday 15 & 22 February – 11.30am to 1pm

Starting from the hotel, paddle and float your way around the lake in the company of a qualified instructor in either a kayak (adults) or a canoe (families) and take in all that the valley has to offer.

OTHER PLACES

We’ve spent some time curating a list of local ‘must-see’ events so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures at other places.

Astral Circus

FEBRUARY HALF TERM EVENTS AT THE RHEGED CENTRE

Friday 9 – Sunday 18 February, daily

The Rheged Centre is a hive of activity over February half term. Join in with family events like  theatre and science shows, Astral Circus and daily family films.

Walrus and the Carpenter

THEATRE BY THE LAKE: ‘THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER’

Tuesday 13 February, 10am and 2pm

“The time has come” to join the Walrus and Carpenter, with some eager Oysters, on their hunt for a gourmet picnic spot!

These comical characters, along with a capricious Maid with Mop, make entertaining company for all ages.

This musical show, based around Lewis Carroll’s famous poem from Alice Through The Looking Glass, is set to accompaniment on the accordion and features a large weepy walrus puppet and his lugubrious chippy companion, following a cameo appearance from Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Expect hilarity, eye-watering recitation, song and slapstick in a salty combination of theatre and haute cuisine.

Age 4+

There are two parts to this event, a craft workshop and a show. We would encourage participation in both parts!

Workshop 1: 10am – 11am, Show 1: 11.30am – 12.15pm

Workshop 2: 2pm – 3pm, Show 2: 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Workshop and show: £12 per child; adults free (but places must be booked). Show only: £6 per person

Suitable for ages 4+
Don't Dribble on the Dragon

THEATRE BY THE LAKE: ‘DON’T DRIBBLE ON THE DRAGON’

Wednesday 14 February, 3pm
‘My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly.
Within a box beneath his socks.
He’s hiding it from me…’

Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem …

Suitable for ages 2+

A Tiger's Tale

THEATRE BY THE LAKE: ‘A TIGER’S TALE’

Saturday 10 – Monday 12 February, 11am & 2pm

M6 Theatre presents a fantastical new production by the award winning playwright Mike Kenny. Based on the extraordinary story of Fenella, the Holmfirth Tiger, A Tiger’s Tale is a high spirited balancing act of circus, puppetry, live music and song.

Suitable for ages 4+

Chit Chit Chalk

THEATRE BY THE LAKE: ‘THE CHIT CHAT CHALK SHOW’

Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 February, 11am & 2pm

Join Hawk Dance Theatre and The Knotted Project on our magical chalky adventure for 3 to 8 year olds!

The Chit Chat Chalk Show follows Kiko, a confused young girl struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With the help of her quirky new friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique. Anger, jealousy, happiness and many more emotions – join our wonderful characters discovering them all!