Have you thought about half term yet? It’s only a stone’s throw away and it seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year.
Half term, if you’re not aware, starts when the children break up on February 13 returning to school on February 23. Despite it being winter there’s still plenty of things to do during this half term in Cumbria. Note how the mornings and evening are getting lighter and lighter resulting in the days feeling notably longer it isn’t just indoor activities that can be arranged for the week.
But focusing on indoors just to be on the safe side due to the predictability of unpredictable weather in these winter months, it’s worth having a look into some keep dry activities and events. The Rheged Centre is always a great choice for undercover things to do and this half term is no exception.
Highlights include Herdwick – A portrait of Lakeland exhibition beings on February 14th and runs throughout half term. This collection of photography will be enjoyed by all ages and little ones can get a free family fun pack in conjunction with it. On to 3-7 year olds and there’s a family theatre production of Hugless Douglas performed by Blunderbus on Thursday February 19th. For 5-12 year olds are daily craft workshops led by Eden Community Outdoors (ECO), a highly respected social enterprise which offers inspirational arts, outdoor and environmental activities for children and young people through workshops, forest schools and summer camps. This is where children will be entertained and educated at the same time.
There are many, many more things going on at Rheged so for a full itinerary of the events and activities this half term visit their website, http://www.rheged.com/
Looking to come up to the Lake District and Cumbria for a short break this half term? The family rooms at the Tebay Services – Westmorland Hotel offer great value for money and the specially designed bunk beds with slide along partitions give an added bit of privacy for parents. The family rooms can’t be booked online but the helpful team at the hotel can be contacted on 01539 624351 for all reservation enquiries and bookings.
By Jenny Andrew