Attractions

For such a tiny county, you’ll be amazed at how much you can do in Rutland regardless of your age or ability.  From driving a steam train to petting a scorpion, from jumping off the UK’s tallest aqua obstacle to enjoying lazy picnics, there’s something for thrill seekers and those of us that want to take things at a more leisurely pace.

For tiny tots, teenagers, couples and retirees, take your pick of daily activities, that won’t break the bank, and we’ll leave you pleasantly surprised at the benefits of a holiday in our stunning Rutland countryside.  Start creating your Rutland holiday ‘Things To Do’ itinerary list today:

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.

Aqua Park Rutland

The UK’s most exciting Aqua Park featuring the largest collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles at Rutland Water is open May through to September.

Gates Garden Centre

Gates Garden Centre has been in our family for more than half a century. Since then it has become an unmissable attraction – one that is loved by people of all ages.

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Twenty-three miles of beautiful traffic free trails around Britain’s largest man-made lake, makes a day at Rutland Water a real countryside delight, pedalling through the beautiful countryside with spectacular views over the water.  Whatever your age or ability, we’ve got just the bike for you from hybrid and mountain bikes, to the latest electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes, tag-a-longs, child seats and buggies – all current season models, replaced every year.  Helmets provided free of charge.  Full day  hire available visit www.rutlandcycling.com/hire to book and for more information.  Please note:  Photo ID required for electric bike hire (Passport or Driving Licence).

Price from £8.99

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Rutland Sanctuary Zoo

After a complete refurbish in 2021, with new owners and a new name, Rutland Zoo (previously Bugtopia) is a not for profit organization that houses rescued insects, mammals and birds.

Price from £3

The Herb Nursery

Small traditional family-run nursery specialising in herbs but offering much more including wild flowers, cottage garden plants and scented-leaf Pelargoniums. Extensive collections of thyme, mint and lavender.

Price from £0

Deene Park

Deene Park is a wonderful eclectic mix of architectural styles, having evolved over six centuries and grew from a substantial quadrangular-plan medieval manor into a Tudor and Georgian mansion, whose main front now faces south across the Park and Lake.

Fineshade Wood

A hidden gem in the countryside south of Rutland! Located between Stamford and Corby, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next family adventure.

Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue

Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue is a unique collection of 150 yew trees, most over 200 years old. The Avenue was once the carriage drive to Clipsham Hall, the centre of the Clipsham Estate.

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

The Rutland Showground

Showground Way, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 7TW, United Kingdom

Aqua Park Rutland

Rutland Wate, ull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Gates Garden Centre

M5JW+2R Oakham, UK

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Whitwell Leisure Park, ull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Rutland Sanctuary Zoo

Sykes Lane, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom

The Herb Nursery

Thistleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RE, United Kingdom

Deene Park

Deene Park, Deene, Corby, UK

Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood, Fineshade, Nr Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3, United Kingdom

Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue

Castle Bytham Road, Clipsham, Near Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7SE, United Kingdom