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Things to do around and about Uppingham

Activities, cinema, history

Nene Valley Steam Railway

Home of Thomas. Regular regular steam train service and occasional diesel hauled services running every weekend with some midweek services

Enjoy fish & chips served on the train.

More info including timetable and prices on

Sat Nav: PE8 6LR

22 min (16.5 mi) via A47

Rutland Water

Cycle hire at Whitwell and Normanton car parks _ choose from an easy three-mile or eight-mile route or a more challenging 25-mile route around the reservoir.

19 min (10.2 mi) via A6003 and A606

LE15 8BL (Whitwell Car Park)


Bugtopia: giant insects and exotic reptiles

Sykes Lane LE15 8QL

17 min (10.4 mi) via A606 and A6003


Nature reserve info at:

Wicksteed Park


“There’s nowhere quite like Wicksteed Park. Along with 30 exciting rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires, there’s 147 acres of beautiful rolling parkland – perfect for a game of frisbee, or a big family picnic.”

Sat Nav: NN15 6NJ

27 min (16.6 mi) via A6003

Tallinginton Lakes

Water park and dry ski slope

Jet ski/ wind surf/canoing etc

34 min (19.1 mi) via A47

Corby International Pool

Swimming complex including a fun pool with pirate ship, Aquatube body ride and diving boards.

Sat Nav: NN17 1QB

15 min (8.7 mi) via A6003

New York Thunderbowl

Ten Pin Bowling


NN16 9AW

21 min (13.3 mi) via Uppingham Rd/A6003 and A6003


Regal Cinema: Melton Mowbray

Stylish Art Deco-style cinema, showing mainstream and classic films

LE13 1XA, UK

30 min (17.2 mi) via A606 and A6003

Savoy Cinema


16 min (8.8 mi) via A6003

NN17 1QE

Odeon Cinema


 NN15 6XS

26 min (17.6 mi) via A6003

Stamford Arts Centre

(Theatre there  also)


24 min (12.7 miles) via A6121 and A47


Rockingham Castle

Former royal castle and family home for 450 years

Castle & grounds open

Events such as jousting

LE16 8TH

11 min (6.0 mi) via A6003

Burghley House

House and grounds open.


29 min (14.8 miles) via A43 and A47

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