Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit. Only a few miles drive from Lake Ullswater, this attraction provides you with 10 quality shops, a 3D cinema, 3 cafes, a pottery painting workshop, a gallery, 4 information stations, indoor and outdoor play areas and a spa!

Housed under a unique grass roof it is a truly unique place where you can find such a variety of things to do.

Different exhibitions are held throughout the year with the two main exhibition halls allowing different galleries of local art, photography and local adventures shown over the thousand square metres of space provided. The big screen here shows many different movies for all ages with many of them in 3D! Brilliant documentaries are shown as well as popular movies for children as well as adults. The cinema is home to one massive screen, tiered seating throughout to ensure an amazing view and 12,000 watts of sound to guarantee you can get the best possible experience. The extra feature of 3D enhances the experience even more to make certain you walk away with a great memory of a great movie.

If an activity is what you are looking for, you do not need to look any further with pottery painting available for all the family. After they've painted their mugs and plates, the children can go and play on the indoor or outdoor play areas. With ten shops providing local gifts and treats as well as three different cafes including PeterSidwell@Rheged, there are many different places to explore at Rheged guaranteeing a fun day out for all the family.