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 www.nvr.org.uk

Sat Nav: PE8 6LR

22 min (16.5 mi) via A47

Rutland Water

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure/water-parks/rutland/

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 

http://www.bugtopia.co.uk/

Sykes Lane LE15 8QL

17 min (10.4 mi) via A606 and A6003

 

Nature reserve info at:

https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/

Wicksteed Park

Kettering

“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.”

http://wicksteedpark.org

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

http://www.tallington.com/

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.

http://www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/leisure-community-facilities/corby-east-midlands-international-pool

Sat Nav: NN17 1QB

15 min (8.7 mi) via A6003

New York Thunderbowl

Ten Pin Bowling

Kettering

http://www.newyorkthunderbowl.com/

NN16 9AW

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

Cinemas

Regal Cinema: Melton Mowbray

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

http://www.regalcinemamelton.com/

LE13 1XA, UK

30 min (17.2 mi) via A606 and A6003

Savoy Cinema

Corby

http://savoycorby.co.uk/SavoyCorby.dll/Home

16 min (8.8 mi) via A6003

NN17 1QE

Odeon Cinema

Kettering

http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/kettering/100/

 NN15 6XS

26 min (17.6 mi) via A6003

Stamford Arts Centre

http://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

(Theatre there  also)

PE9 2DL

24 min (12.7 miles) via A6121 and A47

History

Rockingham Castle

http://www.rockinghamcastle.com/

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.

http://www.burghley.co.uk/

PE9 3JY

29 min (14.8 miles) via A43 and A47

Things to do around and about Uppingham

Activities, cinema, history