30 mins drive from Moo Cow Cottage - a very impressive discount department store with many known designer brands. Coffee shops on both floors

  • Address: Gonerby Moor, A1 Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2AB


Located just 4 miles from Oakham, Gates Garden Centre offers a huge range of everything for the garden and much more besides.

With an extensive range of indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs, bulbs, trees and seeds, as well as garden hardware, water features, pots, plants and timber items. And for the home, there's a beautiful selection of cushions, throws, oak furniture and kitchenware. 

Children will love the play areas. Why not enjoy a delicious meal in the Garden Restaurant, or try the Courtyard Coffee Shop!


Tucked away in the quaint and picturesque village of Wymondham, is Wymondham Windmill. With it's welcoming tea room and lovely collection of 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.

  • Address: Butt Lane, Wymondam, LE14 2BU


Located in the heart of Rutland near Oakham and close to Ashwell, the Rutland Village is a prestigious rutal retail park in 4.5 acres and open 7 days a week. As well as Ashwell Garden Centre and Potting Shed Cafe, Rutland Village is home to a large childrens play structure and a small collection of retailers.

Rutland Sewing, who sells a range of habidashery supplies and offers specialised workshops, pets corner, oakham soft play, Rutland Vintage Interiors and Rutland Sheds.

  • Address: Rutland Village, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QN


Handmade and exclusive jewellery is available from a number of Rutland specialty retailers.

Heidi Kieldsen on Mill Street Oakham, Specialises in diamonds, pearls, sanawana emeralds, ceylon blue sapphires, handmade Murano glass beads and unique pieces of jewellery. Individual repairs, valuations and commissions are all handles with Heidi's personal attention


  1. Uppingham Antiques Centre: on High Street East, has over 70 specialists that present the keen-eyed enthusiast with an amazing selection of antiques in a historic setting. Open 7 days a week.
  2. Rutland Antiques Centre: Crown Passage, offers a selection of quality watches, jewellery, vintage & collectable antiques. Open 7 days a week.