Picnic time is here again! Time to dig out the picnic basket and cool box and fill them with delicious goodies ready for some al fresco fun in the sun. The great thing about Rutland is that you don’t have to travel too far to find a perfect picnic spot with an attractive view and plenty of space to spread out.

Tennis fans will become glued to their TV screens for Wimbledon fortnight which starts on Monday June 28. If it has inspired you to pick up a racquet and you fancy a break in Rutland, book yourself a stay at Barnsdale Hall Hotel. It has six fabulous tennis courts, two of which are newly resurfaced and floodlit!

Looking to cosy up in a beautiful wooden cabin? Picture log burners for the chillier nights, but also plenty of outdoor space to explore in the warmer days. Rutland has a huge range of cabins to rent for both short and long breaks, take a look!

.Summer isn’t summer without an afternoon tea. Perfect for a special occasion, like a birthday, a graduation, or simply catching up with friends or family members. We have some mouthwatering options here in Rutland…

Theatre was born outdoors. From ancient Greek amphitheatres to the pageant wagons from which mystery and miracle plays were performed from the 10th through to the 16th century, actors and their audiences have been used to contending with the elements. In the Elizabethan era, courtyards and inn-yard theatres were replaced by purpose-built, open-roofed playhouses like London’s Globe Theatre.

Now is a great time to have a go at fishing ­in Rutland – and if you’re already a keen angler, why not invite your friends along too for an enjoyable day, or better still, a fishing weekend?