Rutland Water


Update 01.03.2021

Further to the publishing of the governments roadmap out of lockdown, we would like to remind visitors to continue to follow the current government guidelines.

We can confirm that our parks will be remaining open for access to the tracks and play parks. 

Access to angling, watersports, mini golf, cycle hire and non-essential retail shops remain closed until further notice.

As the roadmap develops we will update our information and would like to encourage visitors to check the current service availability below before travelling

We know how valuable local communities have found being able to access our green spaces during these uncertain times. So that we are able to continue this, we ask all visitors to follow the governments advice relating to COVID19 restrictions and keeping travel local.Our responsibility to ensure that everyone who visits us maintains social distancing and is respectful of the local communities around the parks remains clear. 

Thank you for your continued support


Coronavirus - Current Service Availability from Monday 1st March 

At Rutland Water the following will apply:

  • Car parks open (Barnsdale car park closed Mon - Fri)
  • Toilets open (Barnsdale toilets closed Mon - Fri)
  • Tracks open- No BBQ's or picnics allowed
  • Fishing closed
  • The Beach is closed and will remain closed this year
  • The Aquapark closed and will remain closed this year
  • Watersports centre closed for hire & day launches 
  • Mini golf closed
  • Waterside Café closed
  • Four Foxes Cafes closed
  • Visitor Centre closed
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve and bird hides closed
  • Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre closed
  • Lyndon Centre closed
  • Children’s Playgrounds open
  • Rutland Cycling open - No hire (see website for details)
  • Bugtopia the Zoo closed
  • Rutland Belle closed (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.