If you are looking for a touch of history during your stay, then head over to Rockingham Castle. The Castle was built under the instruction of William the conquer in 1066 and it is a fine example of a Norman Castle. It was formally owned by the Crown as Royal Castle and Hunting Lodge however for the last 450 years it has been a family home to the Watson family. Wander through the fine rooms of the Castle at your own pace, children can take the Eye Spy quiz to keep their attention sharp, learn about the Castle and have fun. There are large formal and informal gardens and plenty of open spaces for children to play in.
Calendar of Events planned through 2021.
Jousting & Medieval History Village: 20thJune
Macbeth – Outdoor Theatre: 1st July
Castle Food & Drink Fair: 17th, 18thJuly
Conquer the Castle: 31stJuly.
Check out the website for full details on how to book www.rockinghamcastle.com
15 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.
East of England Land Rover Experience at Rockingham Castle
At the East of England Land Rover Experience centre, we offer some of the best off- road driving experiences in the area, giving you the opportunity to drive the latest models of Land Rovers and Range Rovers. Our passionate and experienced instructors hold a wealth of knowledge to ensure you have the most memorable experience possible. The off-road site not only offers stunning views of the valley but is exhilarating and exciting, sculpted from the natural terrain of the undulating gradients, offering challenging obstacles such as side slopes, inclines, ruts, axle twists, water, rocks plus many more. We have an experience to suit everyone including a 1-hour taster, half day and full day experiences. We also offer junior drives for 11–17-year-olds in a dual controlled Range Rover Evoque. We also have multiple activity events for groups, giving you an opportunity to drive a Can Am off road buggy, unique to our venue, shoot some arrows, axe throwing and drive whilst blindfolded through a stimulating slalom.
Visit the Landal Rockingham Forest Reception and ask for the code to get 5% off your booking.
Call us on 01536 772238 for further details or see our website www.eastofengland.landroverexperience.co.uk/
15 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.
Burghley House and Gardens
Burghley house is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century. An Elizabethan English house conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. Burghley House boasts a plethora of art collections, furniture, silver, tapestry and porcelain much of which is on display in the state rooms. The perfect day out for all the family enjoy dining in the Orangery restaurant or take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.
Explore the Parkland open from 7-6 pm daily, free of charge and dog friendly. The House is open on a seasonal basis, please refer to their website for dates and pricing.
Burghley Horse Trials
Usually held in September: check website for pricing details.
Enjoy the world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders. A great day out for everyone to enjoy witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world-renowned shopping avenues and the many other attractions on offer in a truly stunning location.
9 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.
Explore food, farming and the beautiful Cambridgeshire Countryside on your visit to Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre. Discover outdoor spaces, rare breed farm animals and a recently restored, working 18th Century watermill. For the little ones in your life the farm boasts outdoor play areas and a large indoor play centre as well as many organised activities and events throughout the year.
NEW Artisan Courtyard
Woodcarving with Glyn Mould
All the beautiful wooden signs situated around Landal Rockingham Forest have been hand carved by Glyn. He has worked for some of the country’s most important heritage sites, including the Palace of Westminster, Burghley House, and the Supreme Court. Fancy a go yourself? Glyn runs woodcarving workshops, visit Glyn’s website for more detail and to book your space.
Stamford Heavenly Chocolate
For a sweet treat visit Stamford Heavenly Chocolates at Sacrewell Farm. With a range of chocolate treats and gifts for all occasions and ages. Why not try the chocolate making yourself and book a slot on one of their different chocolate making workshops for children and adults. Fancy trying these at home? Why not purchase their make at home kits to keep the holiday magic going!
Visit the Stamford Heavenly Chocolate website for more detail and to book a workshop.
4 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.
Kings Cliffe Brewery
King’s Cliffe Brewery is a five-barrel microbrewery producing 1,400 delicious pints with every brew, just down the road from Landal Rockingham Forest. There are currently five permanent beers and seasonal beers occasionally. From golden session ales to a smooth and distinctive porter, there is a variety to choose from whatever your taste.
Fancy a try? The Brewery is open for direct sales of 4-pint flagons and 500ml bottles every Friday and Saturday. Please check their weekly Facebook post for opening times.
Take a look at the website to see the various beers available http://www.kcbales.co.uk/
Nene Valley Railway
Fancy riding on a steam train and meeting Thomas the tank engine? Nene Valley Railway is the UK’s leading international steam attraction based at Wansford station. As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal volunteers and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round. At Nene Valley you will experience the thrill of riding a steam engine, learn about the history and explore the picturesque surroundings of the area. A Santa special train is the highlight of any festive period and a delight for little ones, please book online to avoid disappointment.
5 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.
Rutland Water Park
A day full of adrenaline-fuelled fun activities or a walk around the 4,200 acres of open countryside, Rutland water is a place for all the family. The park offers everything from walking and cycling to fishing and water sports. Bike hire is available onsite as well as various activities for all age groups to enjoy from boat hire to an aquapark the possibilities are endless. Various cafes and restaurants are dotted around Rutland Water making this the perfect day out.
Check out the website for full details on how to book https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/rutland-water
14 miles from Landal Rockingham Forest.