Family/Childrens Events

Rutland Water Nature Reserve offers a host of activities for families and children throughout the year. All children’s activities are led by experienced teacher naturalists and provide children with the choice to learn about wildlife and the natural world in a safe, fun and practical way. Go to the events calendar to see what’s on next.

Family Drop In Days

Family Drop In Days

We are running a number of drop in days at our Egleton centre during 2017. Bring the family along to join in with pond dipping, bug hunting and nature related craft sessions. There is no need to book….just drop in! Full details of dates & timings can be found on the events page  

Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch

This time of year is great to visit and explore some of our nature reserves – happy Wildlife Watching!

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles.........!)

2016 Wild Walks for parents and tots (or grandparents, aunties, uncles………!)

Come and explore the nature reserve with your little ones on one of our Wednesday morning Wild Walks – a relaxed introduction to some of our┬ávery┬áspecial wildlife.     These walks begin at the Lyndon Visitor Centre at 10.30am and last for a couple of hours taking you on a journey of nature discovery on […]

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

2016 Wild Walks for all the family

Come and explore the reserve on one of our monthly Sunday afternoon walks. Suitable for the whole family, you will spend a couple of hours having a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife. See our events listings for full details and booking information.

Family Drop in Days 2016

Family Drop in Days 2016

Just drop in for a craft session and a bug hunt in our wonderful woodland! Hunt for bugs and beasties in the pond! Catch fantastic flying minibeasts, explore the nature reserve, and join in with craft activities for children.

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers 2016

Nature Explorers is a four part series of activity days aimed at children aged 5-10. The children will get to experience all four seasons and the fascinating changes they bring to the reserve.

Nature Detectives 2016

Nature Detectives 2016

The perfect opportunity to learn about our native wildlife. A great boredom buster!

Hootingly Haunted Halloween 2016

Hootingly Haunted Halloween 2016

All the fun of a Halloween party with none of the fuss!

Frightful Reserve Ramble 2016

Frightful Reserve Ramble 2016

Come along to carve a pumpkin, make a lantern and explore the reserve at dusk!

2016 Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

2016 Birds, Bugs, and Boats!

Take to the water to tour the reservoir and hunt for wildlife!