Places to visit further afield

Days out … events worth a journey … Charges apply for some events and pre-booking is recommended.

  • Open Garden Scheme – private gardens open for charity in 2019
  • Every Monday – Dog training, socialisation and ring-craft near Oundle. Classes from 6.45pm, 01832 293432    oundledogs@aol.com    www.oundledogs.co.uk
  • August – Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) open air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall * Tickets prices vary, concessions available, school parties (Mon-Fri) reductions, season tickets, group bookings * Bookings 01780 756133, 9.30am-8pm, Mon-Sat, or online, or in person at Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL
  • August – Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) open air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall * Tickets prices vary, concessions available, school parties (Mon-Fri) reductions, season tickets, group bookings * Bookings 01780 756133, 9.30am-8pm, Mon-Sat, or online, or in person at Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL
  • August – Blythe Spirit (Noel Coward) open air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall * Tickets prices vary, concessions available, school parties (Mon-Fri) reductions, season tickets, group bookings * Bookings 01780 756133, 9.30am-8pm, Mon-Sat, or online, or in person at Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DL
  • till  Friday 30th August 12noon-4pm Summer craft workshops in the Sculpture Gardens classroom at Burghley House. Admission is free with a House & Gardens or Garden Only ticket. More information here.
  • Thursday 22nd August 1.05-1.50pm Organ recital at St Martin’s Church, Stamford. Tickets £5 on the door.
  • Thursday 22nd August 11.30am The Girl of Ink and Stars – a mythical tale for adventurers aged 7+ at St Mary’s Congregational Hall, Ketton. Tickets £5, family tickets of 4 for £15. Book on 01780 720580 or call in to the library.
  • Thursday 22nd August 6.30 for 7pm start Open Mic session at the Café at the John Clare Cottage, Helpston, to play your instruments, sing or listen to other performers. The evening is led by Rev Dave Maylor (blues guitar!). There will be refreshments including a licensed bar. Entry is FREE.
  • Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 10am-4pm Burghley Fine Food Market at Burghley House. Food markets with a difference! Come and meet a large range of local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats. Free admission and free parking. List of exhibitors here.
  • Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 10am-5pm Superhero weekend at Rutland Farm Park, Oakham. Dress up as your favourite Superhero, make your own Superhero mask and find the hidden Superheroes around the farm. More information and prices here.
  • Sunday 25th August 10am-5pm Stamford Car Show at Stamford Meadows. This is a charity event, run by volunteers, to raise money for good causes in the local community. FREE entry, over 500 iconic vehicles for spectators to enjoy.
  • Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August 12noon-5pm Vikings of Middle England at Rockingham Castle Gardens: Tradesmen show off their skills, making weapons and coins, weaving cloth and brewing medicines, plus battle displays * Adults £12.50, children £7.50, family ticket (2+2) £32.50 * Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH * 01536 770240 
  • Monday 26th August 11am Official guided walks by Jill Collinge. Tours depart from Stamford Arts Centre, £6 per person. To book, call 01780 729076 or 07712 853854.
  • Friday 30th & Saturday 31st – Outdoor cinema at Oakham Castle A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody. Times and prices here.
  • Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th September – 10am-4pm Mondays, Weds, Friday, Saturdays. 50 Years of Family Board Games exhibition at Rutland County Museum, Oakham. More information here.
  • Thursday 5th to Sunday, 8th September 2019 – Burghley Horse Trials is the premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world.
  • Friday 6th & Saturday 7th September LUNA FLIX outdoor cinema at Rockingham Castle Gardens: 2 blockbusters screened – bring a picnic! * Online tickets only * Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH * 01536 770240

  • Friday 20th September 7.30pm Go Now: Music of the Moody Blues at The Core, Corby. An intimate evening of sensational musicianship and iconic songs, including Nights in White Satin, Go Now, Forever Autumn, and a show-stealing rendition of The Eve of the War from Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds. Featuring drummer Gordy Marshall who played with The Moody Blues for over 25 years, and Mick Wilson from 10CC, relive the classic albums Days of Future Past  and To Our Children’s Children. Tickets from £24.50. 01536 470470.
  • Saturday 21st September 2pm James Campbell: Comedy 4 Kids at The Core, Corby. A stand-up comedy show for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Tickets from £8.50, concs £6.50, family ticket £28. 01536 470470.
  • Friday 4th October 1.30pm The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Core, Corby. Direct from the West End, the Oliver Award-nominated smash hit show returns to Corby, celebrating 10 years on stage. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Running time 55 minutes with no interval. Tickets from £13.50. 01536 470470.
  • Tues 29th Oct to Fri 1st November 11am-4pm Halloween Fun at Rockingham Castle Gardens: Lots of activities to keep the children busy including pumpkin rolling, biscuit decorating, quizzes & trails in the Castle & Gardens * Adults £12, seniors £11, children £9, family ticket (2+2) £33 * Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH * 01536 770240
  • Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November 11am-8pm daily Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle: Guided tours in period costume all day * Homemade dishes for lunch and dinner * Gift shop has a selection of festive gifts and decorations * Adults £12, seniors £11, children £7.50, family ticket (2+2) £312.50 * Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH * 01536 770240
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