Sykes Lane: Family

    Sykes Lane near Empingham (LE15 8QL) is perfect for entertaining the kids.  A great family destination, it is home to a fantastic enclosed adventure playground, the Rutland Water Interactive Visitor Centre with Mini Golf Course and seasonal children’s activities and events.

    During the summer holidays you can also enjoy Rutland Water Beach here, which will open on 25th July 2022, where you can lay back on the sand and paddle in the water.

    Rutland Sanctuary Zoo is on this site, and gives you the chance to get up close with a variety of snakes, reptiles, small mammals and birds

    Take your bikes / scooters /pushchairs and stroll across the dam, then back for the obligatory ice-cream stop at the seasonal refreshment kiosk next to the visitor centre. Or venture to either cafes at Normanton (5 mile round trip) or Whitwell (3 mile round trip) which are open all year round.

    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.

    For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Rutland, see our Family Fun page

    All 3 main sites have toilet facilities & seasonal refreshment, a daily car park ticket is valid at all 3 sites [useful visitor info here]: