27 October 2023


Calling all young witches, ghosts, and zombies! Rutland Water is set for a spooky end to half term, jam-packed with Halloween-themed activities for the whole family – with fancy dress welcome.

Young sports enthusiasts can get in the spooky spirit with a round of Halloween-themed mini golf – and there are mysteries around every corner as guests try to crack the code on the park’s Spooky Trail.

Entry to the Halloween mini golf and the Spooky Trail costs £6 per child, and golf is £5 per adult, with fun for all the family on between 10am and 3pm until Sunday 29th October. There’s no need to book – just turn up to the Rutland Water Visitor Centre on Sykes Lane, Empington, LE15 8QL, pay and play!

As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar site, Rutland Water is home to one of the most important wild fowl sanctuaries in Britain, which regularly houses more than 25,000 waterfowl. Conservationists on site have also pioneered the Rutland Osprey Project, which has welcomed more than 200 chicks since 2001, when the first wild osprey in central England for more than 150 years hatched.

Set across more than 4,200 acres, Rutland Water is a haven of nature and wildlife which offers a beautiful autumn day out for nature lovers – and the Halloween offering is no different.

For those who are keen to get in touch with Rutland Water’s beautiful natural environment (with the same haunted atmosphere!), the Rutland Water Visitor Centre will also be holding spooky craft sessions from 10am-4pm over the Halloween weekend. The Hootingly Haunted Halloween celebrations will include pumpkin carving, broomstick making and owl pellet dissections for £5 per activity – perfect for the budding environmentalists on half term break. As with the mini golf and Spooky Trail, there’s no need to book ahead – simply turn up on the day!

The rest of Anglian Water’s parks around the East of England will also be celebrating Halloween. Grafham Water, near Huntingdon, is hosting a ghoulish game of crazy golf and a Halloween scavenger hunt on at its Visitor Centre in Marlow Park, PE28 0BH, from 10am until 4pm this weekend. There are also mini golf games and a spooky trail at Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Ipswich, IP9 2RY, and a haunted Halloween nature trail at Taverham Mill, Norwich, NR8 6TA – both from 10am until 3pm over the weekend.

More information about the Halloween activities at Anglian Water's parks across the East of England is available here.