Family Fun

    If you’re looking for a place to spend a day or two (or a week or two!) which will keep everyone entertained, then look no further.

    At Rutland Water, all the family can enjoy a bike ride, with the obligatory ice-cream stop or cosy pub lunch en-route!

    There are four main car parks around Rutland Water are tailored to different experiences (all with toilet facilities & refreshment) and a daily car park ticket is valid at all 4 sites [useful visitor info here]: the two that are family focused are;

    Sykes Lane, Empingham – for kids fun (LE15 8QL)

    A great family destination, home to Rutland Water Interactive Visitor Centre with Mini Golf Course and seasonal childrens activities and events.
    Bugtopia Zoo, Rutland Water Beach in Summer, fantastic Children’s Adventure Playground, Seasonal refreshment kiosk, and Dog walking area.

    Whitwell – for action packed activities (LE15 8BL)

    Rutland Cycling: an extensive cycle shop with bike hire options to enjoy the variety of cycling routes including a 25-mile (or optional 17 mile) circular trail. You’ll enjoy a pleasant day cycling in a stunning countryside setting with beautiful views across Rutland Water. Rutland Cycling have a variety of bikes for hire including easy riding cruisers, lightweight hybrids, mountain bikes, tandems, children’s cycles, buggies for toddlers and electric bikes.
    Rutland Belle: hop on for a leisurely cruise around Rutland Water with this family run service from April to October.
    Rutland Watersports Centre: a thriving and popular club with tuition on hand for sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. The Club Shop has everything you need to buy and hire to make your day on the water a success. Check out the Club Race Calendar!
    Aqua Park Rutland: a floating inflatable watersports ‘it’s a knock out – style’ challenge operating at Rutland Water throughout Summer, with the UK’sbiggest inflatable slide!
    The Harbour Cafe Bar: overlooking the Rutland Belle pick-up point, for refreshments, meals and socialising.
    Outdoor Gym.
    Please note that the Rockblok climbing and adventure centre is currently closed.