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Attractions and information for Rutland Water Park

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Use these links or scroll down the page for more information about the children's playground plus parking and permits. 

Visitor centre
Where to eat
Normanton church
Rutland Water beach
Aqua Park Rutland
Rutland belle
Fishing tackle shops
Watersports shop
Weddings at Rutland Water

Children's playgrounds

There are exciting outdoor areas where your children can play safely at Rutland Water Park.

Go to Sykes Lane or Barnsdale car park for well equipped playground areas to keep your youngster amused for hours – children must be supervised at all times. The playgrounds are open throughout the year except Christmas Day.

Crazy Golf

Our 12 hole Mini Golf Course is sited at Sykes Lane - great fun for everyone.
Come and play the exciting course featuring Loop and Spiral obstacles and soft contours.

  • Constructed on a specialist playing surface of artificial grass giving a realistic putting experience.
  • Find the course next to our Visitor Centre
  • Family rates and seasonal discounts.

Come along and experience our fantastic family friendly facilities at Sykes Lane at Rutland Water Park.

Picnic areas

There are many suitable areas where you can relax and enjoy a picnic.
Please note that our bye laws do not permit barbeques other than in the special designated areas.

Parking and permits

Day car parking permits and annual car parking permits are available.

Rutland Water Park is open every day except Christmas Day. The fishing lodge car park is open from 8am and all other car parks are open by 9am. Car park closing times are displayed at the entrances. Vehicles that remain in the car park after closing time will be locked on site until the following morning.

Barriers have  been installed at all the car park sites around the water park and charges for parking are:

•Up to 15 minutes No charge
•Up to 1 hour £1.50
•Up to 3 hours £3.50
•Over 3 hours £6 (allows free movement to all Rutland Water Car Parks)
•Annual pass £45.

Car parking fees are used to maintain and improve the conservation and recreational facilities at our Water Parks.

Parking for Motorhomes

All water parks (Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford & Alton) have suitable parking for motorhomes. Some car parks are fitted with barriers at park entrances. These all allow for the additional height of motorhomes so you should not experience any difficulties entering and exiting our car parks.
• Please observe the car parking charges which are equal for motorhomes.
• Please be aware of the car parking closing times as overnight parking is not permitted.

Save money with Annual parking permits - they are valid for all of Anglian Water’s Water Parks.

Rutland Water £45; Pitsford Water, Grafham Water and Alton Water £40.

More information can be found at the visitor centres.

For your information - Car parking fees are used to maintain and improve the conservation and recreational facilities at our Water Parks.


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