You will find a plethora of events, workshops and courses on in Rutland throughout the year, from traditional village fetes to fine food markets, there’ll be something to tempt you.


Sporting events

There are many highley regarded sporting events in the county, including the International CiCLE Classic event in April, which attracts many spectators, as well as elite cyclists. Rutland Water offers a fantastic venue for triathlons and duathlons, not to mention sailing and fishing competitions, and there are popular horse trials held at Burghley and Rockingham.



Many local attractions have a full calendar of activity; Barnsdale Gardens and Rutland Water Nature Reservenever fail to offer an excellent programme, including vegetable growing, water colour painting, photography, dry stone walling, hedge laying, willow weaving and much more to suit many interests. Make your next break a learning holiday, and come away with a new skill.


Oakham’s market day is a Wednesday, and there is a Farmers Market on the third Saturday of the month. Uppingham & Stamford’s weekly market days are Friday. These markets create a lovely atmosphere in the towns and provide the chance to pick up local produce.


Rutland's events calendar highlights

  • Rutland Walking & Cycling Festival, over a fortnight at the end of May into June

  • Rutland County Show, always held on the Sunday after the late May Bank Holiday

  • Birdfair, always starts on the third Friday of August for three days

  • Burghley Horse Trials, takes place over the first weekend in September, Thursday to Sunday

  • Uppingham Fatstock Show, always held on the last Wednesday in November

Barnsdale Gardens

Famous gardens created by TV gardener, Geoff Hamilton

Open to visitors all year round 

Regular workshops

Five minutes drive from Halliday's Folly

Leisure Activities

Greetham boasts two award winning pubs, The Wheatsheaf and The Plough. Both offering excellent menus together with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

For Leisure activities throughout Rutland click here

Burghley Horse Trials
This famous event is just seven miles away from Halliday's Folly​

Dressage, Cross Country and show jumping this is a three day event in the beautiful Burghley house.



Cultural Sites


Greetham is a rural village situated  north of Rutland, Englands smallest county, it is approximately 6 miles from Oakham. To see what Greetham has to offer please visit 


Places to visit near by 


Rutland water nature reserve is suitable for all ages and always has something interesting to do, from amazing wildlife to muddy banks and lagoons.