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:

Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Mini Golf

Make sure you pop into the interactive and informative Rutland Water Visitor Centre on your next visit. Here you will find lots to be learned; with items telling the history of the reservoir, and explaining the wildlife on the nature reserve, plus a fantastic 12-hole mini golf course, new in 2019, providing fun for the whole family. Not forgetting the array of local information you can pick up to plan your time in the area, alongside maps, cycle routes, souvenirs and gifts.

Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Visitor Centre is one of two visitor centres at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Located on the South Shore of the Reserve, it was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 1985 and offers the birdwatcher, wildlife enthusiast or first time visitor the opportunity to experience this peaceful spot with stunning views across the water.

Price from £3.3

Barnsdale Gardens

Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.

Bugtopia The Zoo

Bugtopia is a family owned small zoo with an emphasis on interactivity and affordable fun for the entire family.

Price from £6.5

Eyebrook Reservoir

Nestling on the borders of three counties; Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Eyebrook Reservoir is a jewel hidden in one of the prettiest parts of England.

Price from £0

Wing Maze

The turf cut maze situated on the edge of the village is reputed to be mediaeval in origin and is one of just eight surviving in England today. Although called a maze it is actually a labyrinth, unicursal in structure and 14 metres in diameter, with just one grass path that winds and back tracks in a circle before finally leading to the centre.

Price from £0

Rutland Farm Park

Rutland Farm Park, in Oakham, is a place for families, adults and schools to come and enjoy a fun day out. Children of all ages will be able to meet and learn all about our range of farm animals.

Price from £5

Lyddington Bede House

Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln.

Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Mini Golf

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

Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Lyndon Rd, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Bugtopia The Zoo

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

Rutland Water Garden Nursery

Lyndon Rd, Oakham LE15 8RN, UK

Eyebrook Reservoir

Great Easton Road, Caldeco, Rutland, LE15 8RP, United Kingdom

Wing Maze

Glaston Road, Wing, Rutland, LE15 8RH, United Kingdom

Rutland Trails: Walking Holidays & Guided Walks

Various locations, Rutland, United Kingdom

Rutland Farm Park

Catmose, Uppingham Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6JD, United Kingdom

Lyddington Bede House

Church Lane, Lyddingto, Rutland, LE15 9LZ, United Kingdom