Sykes Lane, Empingham – for kids fun (LE15 8QL)
A great family destination, home to a fantastic enclosed adventure playground, the Rutland Water Interactive Visitor Centre with Mini Golf Course and seasonal children’s activities and events.
Sykes Lane is also home to the Rutland Water Beach (usually open during school summer holidays), where you can lay back on the sand and paddle in the water.
Rutland Zoo gives you the chance to get up close with a variety of invertebrates, reptiles and some small mammals – kids love learning about the big mouths with lots of teeth, and the large hairy armadillo!
Take your bikes / scooters /pushchairs and stroll across the dam, then back for the obligatory ice-cream stop at the seasonal refreshment kiosk.
Sykes Lane also has a specified enclosed dog walking area where you can let your canines off the lead.
The neighbouring Whitwell site also has activities to help entertain the family.
All 4 main sites have toilet facilities & seasonal refreshment, a daily car park ticket is valid at all 4 sites [useful visitor info here]: