As the days shorten and temperatures drop, let’s raise a toast to those wholesome meals that warm the cockles of our hearts. With great Sunday roasts, real ales and roaring open fires to welcome regulars, visitors and four-legged friends alike – there’s nowhere quite like Rutland to enjoy comfort food in cosy corners.

With the local woodlands displaying an array of reds, oranges, yellows and greens, and crispy brown leaves to crunch underfoot, it’s the ideal time to explore all that our little county has to offer. So, why not book yourself into a cosy B&B, a self-catering cottage or lodge, or treat yourself to a stay in one of our lovely independent hotels? We can promise you a warm welcome and the opportunity to discover a little-known rural county with a huge amount of character.

A rainy day needn’t mean a dull day, no sir, not in Rutland! There’s loads that you can do and plenty to keep the children entertained, so check out our suggestions, grab your brolly and head on out to have some fun!

There’s lots of choice for family fun in Rutland this summer. Here’s a suggestion of a few destinations and activities that Mum, Dad, sons and daughters (and even grandparents) will enjoy…

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!