Thousands of people headed to the shores of Rutland Water on Saturday to make the most of the good weather and enjoy a fun-filled family day out.
The Rutland Day event has been held at the Anglian Water reservoir for each of the last six years. This year’s event was as popular as ever, attracting visitors from the local area as well as Cambridgeshire and the Midlands, to enjoy live music, activities, entertainment and cooking demonstrations.
The main stage was busy throughout the day as crowds soaked up the music from local bands including ‘The Atlantics’ and ‘By The Rivers’, a young Reggae band who have featured on BBC Radio 6 as well as performing at ‘T in the Park’.
Perhaps the most popular activity for families was the new mini golf course, which opened in Spring this year. As well as the bouncy slide which always proves a hit with children and ‘grown ups’ alike.
The event also showcased the very best of Rutland’s produce with the Food and Drink Festival, which included over 20 different stalls and producers ranging from sweet deserts to wonderful game pies and local meats.
Anglian Water’s Tony Entwhistle, who organised this year’s event said: “This was only my second taste of Rutland Day and I absolutely loved it. It was brilliant to see so many visitors out enjoying what our local area has to offer in such a beautiful part of the country.
“Everyone I spoke to seemed to be having a great time and they were really enjoying the late summer weather. This year felt like the most popular one yet, but I have no doubts that next year will raise the bar once again.
“Rutland Day is a fantastic family day out giving people the opportunity to try something new or stick to what they know and love. But Rutland Water is also a great location all year round with plenty for people to do – whatever the weather may bring.”