What's on in Rutland: Easter Weekend

23 March 2018
Find out what's on in and around the county this Easter Weekend (29th - 2nd April 2018), with fun for all the family.
Note: Events will be added to this page as we hear about them

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Thursday 29th, Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April, Monday 2nd April, Monday 3rd April
At: The Grainstore Brewery, Oakham, LE15 6RA
Price: FREE Entry
About: Returning in 2018 is our new Craft Lager Festival, but this year with another twist! New for 2018 we will be introducing our Gin Bar! With over 40 Gins available, all accompanied by a choice of the finest mixers. Sunday 1st froma round 2.30pm we will have a talk on the distilling and manfacture of Gin from Simon Brannon of Two Birds Workshop in Market Harborough. Five days celebrating two of the biggest growing sectors in the UK drinks market, with live music and great food served all weekend. Over 30 craft lagers all on tap and 40 Gins all weekend.

Good Friday Messy Church
Friday 30th March
At: St Nicholas' Church, Cottesmore, LE15 7DJ
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Price: FREE
About: Family event with lots of Easter themed activities and crafts and a puppet show.
Found on Rutland Radio

Rutland Cycling Easter Egg Trail/Quiz
Friday, 30th March – Sunday, 15th April
At: Rutland Cycling Whitwell Store, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL
Price: £2.00
About: Come along and cycle from Whitwell to Normanton and find the clues along the way. Free Easter Egg for all participants. Tel: 01780 460 705

Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt
Friday 30th, Saturday 31st & Monday 2nd March
At: Market Overton Country Park
Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Price: £2.00
About: Head to Market Overton Country Park for a family fun Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt. Plus enjoy the great childrens play area and excellent cafe on site. Raising money for the maintanance and insurance of this wonderful play area.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March
At: Sacrewell, PE8 6HJ
Price: £5.95
About: Celebrate Easter at Sacrewell by having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! He is taking time out of his busy schedule to join us on the farm between 9 – 10am on the 30th and 31st of March. Enjoy some breakfast whilst meeting the Easter Bunny, followed by story time with the Bunny and his special farm friends Millie the Mouse and Mr Kittles. Children also receive a small chocolate gift. For those wanting a little extra, the cafe will also be open to purchase additional drinks and snacks. Advance booking only. Everyone attending must purchase a ticket for this event. Ticket holders may purchase admission into the farm at a discounted rate if you’d like to visit the farm afterwards.
Book here

Walk of Witness Oakham
Friday 30th March
At: Buttercross, Market St, Oakham
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Price: FREE
About: The walk will leave St John & St Anne's, and make its way to the Buttercross at the top of Market Street where a short open air service is held. All welcome.
Found on Rutland Radio

Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April & Monday 2nd April
At: Sacrewell, PE8 6HJ
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Price: from £3:50 per trail
About: Easter Bunny will be visiting Sacrewell. The Easter Trail will be on foot and take young adventurers across the whole site. As well as the Easter Trail, you can meet the cade lambs at daily lamb shows and see the Lincoln Longwool, Texel Cross and Jacob lambs in the Lambing Barn or in the fields with their mums. You can purchase the Easter Egg Trail and other activities alongside farm admission in reception.

Easter at Barnsdale Gardens
Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April & Monday 2nd April
At: Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham, LE15 8AH
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Price: Adult £9, Concession £8, Child £5, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £28
About: Come for a fun-filled family weekend! Everyone can paint an egg to help decorate our special Easter Tree and youngsters can have a cracking good time hunting for tokens to swap for a chocolatey Easter treat. Egg painting 12pm-4pm on Saturday, kids' Easter hunt every day.

Friday 30th March
At: Rutland Farm Park, Uppingham Road, Oakham, LE15 6JD
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Price: £1:00
About: Join us for our first ever Easter Egg Hunt at Rutland Farm Park. 

The Easter Hunt is £1 to play and you will receive a chocolate prize at the end.

Walk of Witness Stamford
Friday 30th March
At: St Michael's Churchyard, High St, Stamford
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Price: FREE
About: The procession will head through town (usually Broad Street, Red Lion Square and High Street), then an open air service near St Michael's churchyard. All welcome.
Found on Rutland Radio

Friday 30th March
At: Fords of Oakham, LE15 6AA
Time: 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Price: FREE
About: Bring the kids along on Good Friday for an egg hunt, easter craft activities, face painting with Connie and more!

12 Hour Darts Marathon
Saturday 31st March
At: The Blue Bell, Easton on the Hill, PE9 3LR
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Price: Uknown/Raising money for Wildcats Dance Troupe
About: Rob Sanders is raising money for the Wildcats Dance Troupe, who are performing at Disneyland Paris in April. 
Found on Rutland Radio

Easter Egg Hynt with The Rutlander Train
Sunday 1st April
At: Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore, LE15 78X
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Price: Adult £8, Senior Citizen £7, Child (3-14 years) £5
About: Rocks By Rail will be raising steam for the opening of the 2018 season on Easter Sunday. This will see the return of the ever popular and free to enter Easter Egg Hunt. Visitors can pay once and ride behind 'The Rutlander' steam train all day. Egg hunters will receive a free Creme Egg just for taking part - but sharp eyes will be required to find all twelve eggs hidden around the museum and along the line. While hunting eggs, visitors can view current restoration projects taking shape in the Woolsthorpe Workshop, and view the museums historic fleet in the Simon Layfield Exhibition Centre. Light refreshments will also be available in the Sundew Cafe.
Found on Rutland Radio

Burghley Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 1st April
At: Burghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford, PE9 3JY
Time: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Price: Admittance is FREE of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and is free to our Friends of Burghley. Please note that Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission on this event day unless they are purchased on the day of the event or online etickets being used for the first time.
About: The popular Burghley Easter Egg Hunt will once again be taking place in the Gardens of Surprise, from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Follow the treasure hunt around the Gardens of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim your full size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny. Parents are also asked to test their Easter knowledge to try and win an afternoon tea in The Orangery Restaurant. All entries will go in to the prize draw for a giant chocolate Easter Bunny.

Bank Holiday Ironstone Quarry Day
Monday 2nd April
At: Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore, LE15 78X
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Price: Adult £8, Senior Citizen £7, Child (3-14 years) £5
About: The Bank Holiday Ironstone Quarry Day will be the first opportunity for visitors to see and hear all the goings on of an authentic rail worked ironstone quarry, such as were once common in the East Midlands. One of our fleet of historic engines will shunt a demonstration quarry train to be loaded by a vintage excavator. Volunteers will be on hand to discuss the methods of working and hisorical significance of the operation. 'The Rutlander' steam hauled brake van train will be in operation throughout the day. The Sundew Cafe will be open for light refreshments, and visitors are invited to view the rest of the historical fleet in the Simon Layfield Exhibition Centre, as well as ongoing restoration projects in the Woolsthorpe Workshop.
Found on Rutland Radio