Family Days Out

Top 5 things to do with kids in Rutland:

✅ Get on your bike! There are various cycling options around Rutland Water plus Grimsthorpe Castle - have a fantastic cycling route and adventure playground.

✅ Visit our local attractions approved by kids - Bugtopia Zoo, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Rocks by Rail.

✅ FREE FUN - Rutland County Museum, Oakham Castle, Cutts Close Park (skate park)

✅ Spring & Summer bring more great things at Rutland Water - enjoy a cool cruise on the Rutland Belle or get your adrenaline pumping on the Rutland Aqua Park or relax on the inland beach at Skyes Lane.

✅ Always check what events or courses are on - especially Rutland Water reserve and Barnsdale Gardens


Twin Lakes Park is a family friendly zones theme park with roller coaster rides, a water park and falconry displays. Recommend for children under 12.

  • Address: Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4FF
  • Tel: 01664 56777                                                                                                                                                                  


Ancaster activities include Go-Carting, Paintball, Laser Tag, Airsoft, Nerf Wars, Quad Biking, Pistol Shooting, Archery, Laser tag - and indoor Bowling. There is a canteen so you could have lunch here also. It's 30 mins by car.

  • Address: Wood Lodge, Ancaster, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3PY
  • Tel: 01400 230306


Mini Monsters is a soft play in Oakham, 20 mins away.

For those little people mini monsters provides soft play and baby slide etc.

  • Address: Units 1 & 2, Long Row Business Park, Long Row, Oakham, LE15 6LN
  • Tel: 01572 756811 


Visit the Rutland Falconary and Owl Centre and see the wonderful collection of Birds of Prey - some of the birds are happy to be held. Just 10 mins away.

  • Address: Burley Bushes, Exton Lane, Exton, LE15 7TA
  • Tel:07778152814 


Melton Mowbray Farmers market is every Tuesday & Friday and is just 20 mins away. There's something for everyone, stalls, fur and feather, local produce and Livestock. 

  • Address: Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY
  • Tel: 01664 562971


Belton House is an English Country House with formal gardens, outdoor adventure playground, gift shop and coffee shop. 30 mins away by car.

  • Address: Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS  (Sat Nav: NG32 2LW)


Famous for its yearly horse event, Burghley House is a popular tourist attraction as its one of the largest and grandest houses of the 1st Elizabethan age.

Popular for its sculptured gardens, and magnificent grounds with its garden of surprise which children can enjoy, it's 25 mins away by car. 

  • Address: Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY
  • Tel: 01780752451


Tucked away in the quaint and picturesque village of Wymondham, is Wymondham Windmill. With it's welcoming tea room and lovely shop, it's a splendid place to pop in to with the children. 

There's a playground, playhouse and large grassy area, a small vehicle track for younger children and a woodland puzzle trail through their 2 acre woodland of Native British Trees.

  • Addres: Butt Lane, Wymondham, LE14 2BU