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Campsites near Rutland Water

Browse our fantastic campsites in the county of Rutland. Near to the famous Rutland Water, any camping trip to Rutland is sure to be a rural escape to remember.

Camping in Rutland FAQs

What are the best campsites in Rutland?
All our campsites listed above are great places to kickstart your Rutland adventure. They consist of beautiful views, and they’re close to Rutland Water. You can participate in numerous activities, marvel at the picturesque views and relax. To camp on our member-exclusive sites, check out how you can join the Club today. 
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Is Rutland Water safe to swim in?
Yes. Open water swimming is available only during advertised group times. The swim season runs from May to September, and anyone over eight can easily swim 250m to join the open water swimming sessions. However, anyone under 16 and new to the session must be accompanied by an adult who will also need to be in the water.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Which Rutland campsites are dog friendly?
All our camping sites in Rutland are dog friendly and cater for your four-legged friend. Scroll to the bottom of your chosen campsite and check out the facility icons. Look for icons such as designated dog walks and doggy showers. 
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Are there any adult-only campsites in Rutland?
You can filter through which campsites are adult-only by selecting the ‘Filter by’ button at the top of the Rutland campsites map. You’ll then see ‘Key facilities’; underneath it, you can select ‘Adults Only’. This selection will help narrow your search and provide you with all of our campsites that suit your needs. 
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023

Things to do in Rutland

Rutland camping and caravan sites are great base points when planning your time away. We’ve compiled some brilliant must-see locations that you need to note when visiting.


1. Rutland Water

Not only is this the largest man-made lake in Europe, but it’s also a stunning place to visit, beautifully designed, and there’s tons to do on and around the water. You can try your hand at water sports, enjoy cycling with a breath-taking view or catch a fish and prepare your evening dinner. Regardless of what activities you pick, camping in Rutland Water is definitely a memorable experience.


2. Aqua Park

Looking to keep the kids entertained? Or perhaps you fancy an adrenaline-filled trip? Aqua Park features a vast selection of bespoke big-impact water obstacles, fun for all the family. To get your heart racing, you can take on the Rutland Mammoth, plunge your way down the tallest slides or experience a 5-meter free-fall drop.


3. Barnsdale Gardens

Your Rutland camping experience doesn’t need to consist of adrenaline-filled water activities. Slow things down and take a stroll through the beautiful Barnsdale Gardens. The inspiring range of gardens allows you to marvel at the beauty, take in the atmosphere, and learn a few new gardening tips and tricks you can take home.


4. Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre

Take your camping adventure to the next level by visiting the Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre. The fantastic park is home to a superb collection of birds of prey, including, owls, hawks, buzzards, falcons, eagles and vultures.


5. Rutland Farm Park

If you’re not a fan of flying wildlife, fear not, you can stop by Rutland Farm Park and meet a variety of their farm animals. From little rabbits to large horses and everything in between, you’ll definitely have a family fun day during your Rutland camping and caravan experience.


6. Oakham Castle

Although exploring and camping in Rutland Water is a spectacular experience, you can take a break from the outdoors and visit the magical Oakham Castle only 10 minutes away! The Norman architectural building built between 1180-90 provides an unforgettable educational experience and a stunning venue for weddings, meetings and other events.


7. The Rutland Water Treasure Trail

While camping in Rutland Water, check out the Rutland Water Treasure Trail. The treasure hunt sends you on an adventure around Rutland Water's villages. You can walk, cycle, or drive all around to find the clues and win some great prizes. It’s a brilliant activity for families, couples and solo travellers.


8. Rutland Sanctuary Zoo

Previously known as Bugtopia, the newly named Rutland Zoo is a sanctuary that homes rescued insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. It's open to the public and an excellent visit for animal lovers.


9. Rutland Water Nature Reserve

With over 1000 acres of wild habitat and 25,000 wildfowl in the winter, the Rutland Nature Reserve is the place to be for bird watchers and curious minds. Whilst camping in Rutland Water, check out the nature reserve and immerse yourself in the wildlife experience.


10. Normanton Church

The Normanton Church is an iconic landmark in Rutland with a picturesque view. The history of the church, dating back to the 14th century, is one to see first-hand. Despite the church being abandoned in 1920, the locals fought to keep the breath-taking building from being submerged in water. Now, the church appears to float on the water and provide an unmissable scenery.

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