Watersports, Zoos, Cycling and More at Rutland Water Park

Looking for a family trip out in the midlands? Want to escape to nature by yourself? Take up an exciting new hobby? At Rutland Water Park, you can choose from all of these things and everything in between! If you’re looking to enjoy a day outdoors, there’s nowhere better to do it than Rutland Water, offering tonnes of fun activities from cycling, fishing, watersports to animal spotting!

Where can I go for a family day out in the Midlands?

Rutland Water is your answer - offering all kinds of exciting activities, from watersports, cycling, to zoos and relaxing cruises, there's something that the whole family can enjoy at Rutland Water.

Rutland Water is covers a whopping 4,200 acres of glorious countryside, so whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing day off away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or you’re looking to reenergise with an adrenaline pumping activity, there’s plenty of space to find what you’re looking for.

If you want to enjoy a summers stroll, or make the most of the fresh autumn air, Rutland Water makes for the perfect place to have a good walk. There are miles of walking trails and routes to explore, with plenty of different landscapes to make each visit unique. Take in fantastic views with a laid-back walk through Normanton, or enjoy a picnic at the beautiful sandy shorelines of Rutland Water beach in the summer. Set aside the walking boots and get your bike ready, as there’s also a range of picturesque and fun cycling routes to enjoy, from family-friendly trails, challenging peninsula routes to full-day laps.

Fancy taking to the water on a warm day? Head to the Rutland Watersports centre for all of your aquatic needs, offering exciting watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and more. Hire some equipment and paddle or sail off on your own adventure, or take part in their fantastic days out that make for perfect stag & hen dos, birthday parties or team building events. Or, if you’re an avid angler, or looking to take up a new hobby, then the Rutland Water fishing lodge is a great starting point.

There are plenty of other activities on offer at Rutland Water, from competitive fun at mini golf, relaxing pleasure cruises, to Bugtopia, a place where you can learn about all kinds of curious creatures from big to small. Make the most of your time off and enjoy unforgettable moments at Rutland Water Park!

  • Opening times and prices depend on venue – check individual venues here.
  • Park is open every day apart from Christmas.
  • Find their access statement here.
  • Car parking open from 9am daily (closing time seasonal), prices:
    Up to 15mins Free
    Up to 1hr £1.70
    Up to 3hr £4.00
    Up to 5hrs £8.00
    Over 5 hrs £10.00


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