Rutland provides the perfect rural escape with lots of open spaces, no busy cities and we’re full of fantastic small businesses going out of their way (and yours) to offer a safer way of doing things.
With the roadmap to reopening in full swing, here is what is currently available (since the 17th May);
- Rule of 6 or two households can meet indoors in hospitality venues = Plan a meal out with friends
- Outdoor and indoor attractions can open when restrictions can be met = Visit Rutland’s amazing places
- All accommodation can open = Book your rural break now!
- Private life events can have 30 attendees = Let’s have a party
- Indoor and outdoor events can commence where restrictions can be met = Check out our events list (which now has events on it… eek!!)
Things to remember
- You need to ‘check in’ to each venue you visit
- Places will have their own new ways of doing things, please check in advance and be patient
- Facemask must be worn indoors when you are not seated
Rutland Water Park: tracks, play parks and pubic toilets are open (weekends only at Barnsdale). Hospitality and retail shops are also open in line with the Government guidelines. Please check the Rutland Water Park web-page to find out what is and isn’t open before you travel. Know Before You Go!
Burghley: Parkland open daily, no charge. Gardens open daily, pre-booked tickets essential
Rutland Water mini golf available at Sykes Lane
Rutland Watersports Centre for hire and day launches
Rutland Water Fishing open for telephone bookings
Rutland Water Nature Reserve sites & bird hides open
From 21st June (at the earliest)
- No legal limits on social contacting planned
Rutland Takeaway Services; If you’re lucky enough to live locally, there are many fantastic eateries offering a takeaway service, these can also be found on our Shop Local Online page
Plan Now, Travel Later – it’s nice to have something to look forward to, so start planning your next visit to Rutland, read our latest Autumn Winter guide for ideas.
Know Before You Go and check the relevant business information.
Look out for the We’re Good To Go mark from VisitEngland which highlights that a tourism / hospitality business has adapted their operations in line with respective Government and public health guidance and has a COVID-19 risk assessment in place to aid staff training, social distancing and cleanliness. See a list of Rutland businesses with the Good To Go mark here.
When out and about, please remember to;
- Follow the Government guidance on social distancing
- Be respectful of the surrounding areas, to help protect the most vulnerable in those communities
- Be patient with businesses who are trying their hardest
- Please park respectfully
- Please take your litter home with you
Thank you for your support.
Outdoors in Rutland – the area is blessed with many outdoor areas to visit (not just Rutland Water!);
- Barnsdale Gardens has 8 acres to explore providing plenty of inspiration for your own garden
- Rockingham Castle gardens
- Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue
- Fineshade Wood is open, but facilities are limited
- Country walks – take a look at our walking page for some suggestions on Rutland walking routes
Many of our fantastic local shops have adjusted to government guidelines opened their doors. A website www.rutlandwelcomesyou.co.uk has been set up by Rutland County Council, Oakham Town Council and Uppingham Town Council to help you plan your trip.
Reconnect with family & friends with a weekend break in Rutland after lockdown
With a great central location, just 100 miles from both London and York, Rutland is easy to get to, making it ideal to gather family and friends from around England for a holiday after lockdown! With countryside walks, large gardens and the extensive and beautiful open spaces around Rutland Water, there are lots of options available.
Plan Now, Travel Later
Rural accommodation for your UK break after lock-down
If you’re itching to get your caravan out, Rutland can offer you a choice of a small adult only campsite at Greendale Farm Park, or a family friendly site with play-area and indoor pool at Rutland Caravan & Camping.
Many Rutland self catering properties and glamping sites can offer a contact free holiday after lockdown – remember you can book food delivery from our fantastic local shops listed on our Shop Local Online page.
Plan your local UK break after lockdown