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“A little sad”
Review of The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre
Ranked #11 of 62 things to do in Penrith
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Housed under a unique grass roof with a diverse programme of exhibitions, live streaming, film, family entertainment with a mix of shopping and dining experiences.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Arrived on a wet cold day packed with families and difficult to park.A rather peculiar place overall,which must have seemed cutting edge when it opened but now past it’s best.

Thank John L
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that Rheged did not meet with you expectations. Rheged is a family owned and run centre rooted in Cumbria, where our offer focuses around Arts, Family Events, Shops and Food including a huge cinema screen showing new release films every afternoon and evening, play areas, family activities and events and a gallery – we tend to invest our money in having a vibrant programme of events, films and exhibitions all year round. On wet days on the weekend and holidays, we can get very busy, so I am sorry that on this occasion, you found it difficult to park. The Rheged Team

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Very busy and found it a bit difficult to park. Excellent cinema and enjoyed Peter Rabbit. A bonus that there were no adverts and trailers but make sure you arrive on time and prebook your seats. Peter Rabbit exhibition not worth it in my point of view. Nice cafes and shops.

Thank David S
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the cinema. It is a conscious decision not to show trailers and adverts and we will continue to make customers aware of this in our communication, so they arrive on time. Best wishes from the Rheged team.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited today on a rainy day to enjoy the cinema & Peter rabbit exhibition. It was so incredibly busy - yet staff were helpful & friendly. Particular thanks to Ella in the Cafe whose customer service skills were excellent!

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Rheged and in particular the Cinema and Gallery and we have also passed your feedback on to Ella. Best wishes from the Rheged team

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited Easter Monday on a wet day so were expecting it to be busy. The car park was full but we managed to grab a space as someone else was leaving. We arrived 20 minutes before the start of ‘The Greatest Showman’ and were able to get tickets. The £21 price was excellent for a family of 4. We popped in the shop for 4 drinks, 2 lots of popcorn and sweets for about £12. We all absolutely loved the film. We also visited the peter rabbit exhibition which was very cute. There was a lot going on for children. The staff that we came across were all very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank lynnerichardson
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoy visiting Rheged and in particular the Cinema and Gallery and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes from the Rheged team

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Yes, I know its a cinema and a gallery, but you can also treat it as the best service station in the country!

Not far from the M6, along the A66 to Keswick, there is a petrol station but once you park at the grassed over mound there is a pretty impressive outdoor playground for the kids (castle theme), and indoors there are posh shops, cafes and kitchens with posh nosh and coffees (although plenty of grab and go things too, just better quality grab and go than your regular service station) and a small indoor soft play (small charge).

Would stop again.

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoy visiting Rheged and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes from the Rheged team

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