Rheged Centre near Penrith

A fantastic introduction to the Lake District and ideal for new visitors, the free entry Rheged Centre situated just a two minute drive off the M6, Junction 40 offers a superb mix of Lakeland shops, cafes, film entertainment and play areas/ activities for children. Ample free parking is adjacent to Rheged and extensive cutting edge conference and wedding facilities are on-site. A regular bus service departs from Penrith to Keswick via the Rheged Centre.

Shops at The Rheged Centre sell fine handmade Lake District gifts and crafts and premier outdoor adventure clothing and equipment shops are here, with ample opportunity to book a range of outdoor experiences in the National Park. Things to do for children at Rheged include craft workshops, indoor and outdoor play centres and feature attraction the giant 3D cinema which screens fantastic family friendly wildlife, mountain adventure and dinosaur films.

Things to do at The Rheged Centre

The free entry Rheged Centre is a real showcase shopping, dining and exhibition centre for the Lake District, home to an extensive choice of specialist Lakeland food shops, craft shops and premier outdoor clothing and equipment shops.

Events and exhibitions at The Rheged Centre are year round and offer lots of activities and things to do for children from Easter trails and interactive science shows to wildlife and art exhibitions. Feature attraction is the huge cinema screen with cutting edge sound and full colour 3D. Deluxe seating is tiered so you're guaranteed an excellent view. Films screened through the year at The Rheged Centre are all suitable for families and include fantastic wildlife films, giant 3D dinosaur films and mountain adventure.

Facilities at Rheged

The Rheged Centre also contains a Lake District tourist information point and offers opportunity to book outdoor adventure experiences in the Lakes. Activities for children are superb and include craft and pottery workshops, indoor soft play areas and themed outdoor play areas. A choice of cafes are on-site serving fresh Lakeland produce. Great wedding and conference facilities are also available.

Half Board Accommodation in Penrith

  • Penrith   (6.7 miles from the centre of Penrith)
    Prices from
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
    Attractive Lakeland cottages and apartments on this holiday village near Keswick. Ideal for families and couples. Onsite leisure facilities including pool, gym and restaurant.