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Walking around Rutland Water

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fsddfdsdfBurghley Christmas Fair

Thursday 26th November - Sunday 29th November

The Christmas Fair will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the stands and choose from exciting new products and indulge yourself, your family and friends with stunning fashions and accessories, dazzling jewellery from sparkly fashion to graceful diamonds, lustrous velvet and satin scarves and luxurious soaps and skincare. During the Christmas Fair our Christmas Shop will once again pop-up offering Christmas bargains. Free entry and free parking.

Uppingham Christmas Market - Thurs 3rd Dec 2015

Thursday 3rd December 2015 (Uppingham) 5.30pm - 9pm

Christmas in Uppingham this year is on Thursday 3rd December, 5.30pm until 9pm. As well as late night shopping there will be a craft and gift fair in the town hall, market stalls, music and dance in the Methodist Church, street performers, choirs, hot food, buskers, children's activities in the church - face painting, balloon modelling, Father Christmas and a skating rink in the market place.

Oakham Christmas Market - Monday 7th Dec 2015

Monday 7th December 2015, 4pm onwards

Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.  Free parking from 4pm onwards

Natural Christmas Crafts

Natural Christmas Decorations

Saturday 5th December 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Location: Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

Address: Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Using natural materials we will create a range of unique, charming decorations for you to take home. Suitable for adults and older children.


Wintry Watercolour Painting - Barnsdale Gardens:

Try your hand at painting at the lovely Barnsdale Gardens

Watercolour Painting: 'Wintry Watercolours' 5 November -10.30am-4pm
Join local artist Sandra Peck to paint stunning eryngiums with a snowy, wet-into-wet look, perfect for making your own unique Christmas cards. Everyone is welcome, from the more experienced artist to the absolute beginner, and lunch in the Barnsdale Gardens Tea Room is included in the price.
Price includes lunch in the Barnsdale Gardens Tea

Terry Mitcham Bird Watching Walk

11th December 2015

These 3-hour walks are led by Terry Mitcham, the bird recorder of Rutland Natural History Society, and a very experienced birdwatcher. He regularly runs bird identification courses and has written several books. The cost is £8 per person or £4 per person with a Rutland Water Nature Reserve Permit
Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at 0930.

The walks with Terry are very popular and you are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment
For more information contact or phone 01572 770651

November Fly Fishing Season!

Wrap up warm, it's November Fly fishing season. Learn to fly fish or take a fly fishing trip on Rutland Water with Rob's Rutland Fly fishing Adventures

Rutland Highlights

Willow Weaving For Improvers




Preparing Your Garden For Winter


Preparing Your Garden For Winter Openining times


Photography Tuition by Going Digital East of England


Regular Workshops


Uppingham Fatstock Show




Christmas Family Coppice


Christmas Family Coppice


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