Crowds enjoying Rutland Day

Thousands of people headed to the shores of Rutland Water on Saturday to make the most of the fresh air and enjoy a family day out at the sixth annual Rutland Day.

This year’s event, hosted by Anglian Water, was as popular as ever, attracting visitors from the local area as well as Cambridgeshire, the Midlands and further afield, to enjoy the live music, activities, entertainment and cooking demonstrations.  

The shores of the water park were busy throughout the day as crowds soaked up the music from local bands including ‘Sounds of Simon’ and ‘By The Funk Soul Brother’.  

Perhaps the most popular activities for families were the mini golf course and the free climbing wall, as people tried something new. As usual though, the bouncy slide was a big hit - with children and ‘grown ups’ alike.  

The event also showcased the very best of Rutland’s produce with the Food and Drink Festival, including over 20 different stalls and producers selling everything from sweet desserts to wonderful game pies and local meats.  

Anglian Water’s Tony Entwistle, who organised this year’s event said: “I absolutely love Rutland Day. 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 themselves despite the blustery 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.”