Rutland Water

Car Park Closures

Please note, due to essential works being carried out in September the following closures will apply at Rutland Water. Please do not visit these car parks on the below dates as there will be no access

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th

Whitwell car park closed. Please use Sykes Lane or Normanton and avoid the Whitwell area

Monday 28th

Sykes Lane car park and dog walking area closed. Please use Whitwell or Normanton and avoid the Sykes Lane area

Coronavirus - Current Service Availability 

At Rutland Water the following will apply:

  • Car parks open (Barnsdale car park closed Mon - Fri)
  • Toilets open (Barnsdale toilets closed Mon - Fri)
  • Tracks and picnic/BBQ areas open
  • Fishing available. Boats must be booked and paid for in advance.
  • The Beach is closed and will remain closed this year
  • The Aquapark closed and will remain closed this year
  • Watersports open -  Hires are first come first served basis, we do not take prior bookings. Reservations for same day hire available from 9:30am in person at the centre reception subject to availability. Please note, we are not hiring out wetsuits and changing rooms are currently closed. Sailing boat and windsurfer hire require prior booking and advance payment, T&C's apply. 
  • Day launch available
  • Mini golf open
  • Waterside Café closed (refreshments are available on site)
  • Visitor Centre open
  • Nature Reserve and bird hides including the Lyndon Osprey Centre open
  • Children’s Playgrounds and sandpit open
  • Rutland Cycling open (see website for details)
  • Bugtopia the Zoo closed
  • Rutland Belle open (see website for details)
  • Due to the current Corona Virus outbreak we are not currently accepting requests for group visits to Rutland Water. We will review this regularly and update of any change.

There is nowhere better than Rutland Water Park to enjoy time in the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for some adrenalin-fuelled fun or a relaxing break from the daily hustle and bustle, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Set around beautiful Rutland Water and covering 4,200 acres of open countryside, the park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and watersports. There is also our fantastic nature reserve, managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and home to the Rutland Osprey Project.

Expert or novice, everything you need to make the most of your visit is right here, including cycle hire and expert tuition on boat handling.

And of course, you will also find a choice of places to enjoy a cuppa or a bite to eat.

Explore the wide range of activities on offer…

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.