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  • Aqua Park Rutland: UK’s best in 2018?

    Aqua Park Rutland: UK’s best in 2018?

    Much in little – that’s Rutland’s motto, and yet another proof of this is the new, bigger, even more exciting Aqua Park Rutland – thought to be the UK’s biggest Aqua Park! 2018 is its third season, and with the addition of a new obstacle, named the Rutland Mammoth, is better than ever – or perhaps that should be wetter than ever… What is an aqua park? It’s a series of inflatable obstacles and slides... Continue reading

  • Unique Sights

    Unique Sights

    WELLAND VIADUCT (SEATON/HARRINGWORTH): Crossing the Welland Valley between Seaton in Rutland and Harringworth on the Northamptonshire border, this magnificent viaduct is over 1km long and has 82 arches, each of which spans 12m. It was completed in 1878 as part of the Oakham to Kettering railway line: passenger trains rarely use it, though it’s a popular route for special steam train runs, and freight often uses the viaduct. WING TURF MAZE: This labyrinth, cut into... Continue reading

  • Fur & Feather in & around Rutland

    If you love birds, bugs and other animals, here are some ideas for visits. BUGTOPIA: A family-friendly zoo featuring insects and some small reptiles. Sykes Lane leisure park at Rutland Water. Check opening dates and times before visiting. RUTLAND FALCONRY & OWL CENTRE: A collection of owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards and an eagle or two may be seen most days at this conservation centre near Exton.