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Halloween events at the Rheged Centre

Room on the Broom (U)

Room on the Broom

Friday 20 – Sunday 29 October 2017, daily

Julia Donaldson classic, Room on the Broom, is a magical tale about a kind, gentle witch and her animal friends… not forgetting her pet cat who is sometimes rather jealous of the other animals! Can you guess what the witch and her animal friends will do when they are face to face with a dragon.

Professor Pumpernickel

Professor Pumpernickel Halloween Special Science Show

Monday 23 October 2017, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Join the popular blue haired Professor Pumpernickel for an explosive never seen before show created just for Rheged. Learn about the science behind fireworks whilst watching exploding, smoking pumpkins. The professor invites you into his spooky lab for a fun, freaky science show.

Parental supervision required. Due to the content of the show there will be some loud noises, bangs, dry ice and smoke.

Alice in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet – Alice in Wonderland

Monday 23 October 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 October 2017, 2pm

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much loved book.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

Café open from 5pm. Please call our Box Office on 01768 868000 to pre-book a table.

Please make any enquiries about interval times by calling box office during the week leading up to the show.

Llama Karma Cafe with Animal Encounters

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 11.30am and 1pm

Join the Llama Karma Cafe for a hands-on workshop to meet all their weird & wonderful animals for this Halloween special which includes slithering snakes, Cusco the tortoise, newts, lizards and creepy crawlies.

Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child. Viewing area available.


Make a Wizard’s snowy owl and magical willow wand

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 30 min sessions from 11am – 2.30pm

Join Woodstone learning to make your very own pet clay owl and create your own magical willow wand to help with your Halloween spells.

Parental supervision required.

Pumpkin carving

Halloween pumpkin carving

Thursday 26 October 2017, 11am, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Calling all witches and wizards! It’s time to carve your own pumpkin lantern with our artist, John Stokes. Tea lights, tools and pumpkin provided.

Photography for kids

Photography workshop with Rod Ireland

Thursday 26 October 2017, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Are your kids interested in taking photos? If they are, this is a great Autumn workshop to develop their photography skills through fun and engaging activities, whilst surrounded by the beautiful colours of Autumn. Taking pictures from a ‘worms view’, freezing motion and capturing movement and making pictures stand out with some simple techniques? Just some of the things covered during the fun session with local professional photographer, Rod Ireland.

Please note all children attending the workshop should bring a camera. Can be anything from a phone camera to a professional DSLR.

Parental supervision required.

Ugly Duckling

Tutti Frutti Productions presents ‘The Ugly Duckling’

Friday 27 October 2017,  11.30am – 2.30pm

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen!

The highly praised Leeds company Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal have teamed up again, after their critically acclaimed production of Underneath a Magical Moon. This time they are staging a new adaptation by Olivier Award nominated writer Emma Reeves of Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – The Ugly Duckling.