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 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