Leisure Attractions In The Surrounding Area
Manor Barn is ideally situated for many of the East Midlands’ most popular leisure attractions. Whether it’s a round of golf, paint-balling or an amusement park for the children, there is plenty to choose from.
There are numerous golf courses in close proximity to Manor House Barn that vary in difficulty. Courses include: Belton Park, Belton Woods, Sleaford, Stoke Rochford, Sudbrook Moor and Birdies 9 hole. These golf courses are all within easy reach of the Barn.
Belton Park – Tel: 01476 567 399 www.beltonpark.co.uk
Belton Woods – Tel: 01476 514 332 www.beltonwoodsgolfclub.co.uk
Stoke Rochford – Tel: 01476 530 275 www.stokerochfordgolfclub.co.uk
Sleaford – Tel: 01529 488 273 www.sleafordgolfclub.co.uk
Oakham and Rutland Water
Rutland Water is the largest man-made reservoir in Europe at 3000 acres. Normanton Church stands by the side of the water and is a distinctive landmark. It was built in 1826-9 by Thomas Cundy. The church has a semi-circular portico and tower and houses a museum and exhibition on the building of the reservoir which is open to the public.
There are numerous activities at Rutland Water: there is an excellent cycling route round the reservoir. You can bring your own bike or hire one from the cycle hire centres at Normanton or Whitwell. There is also windsurfing, rock climbing, canoeing. You can board the Rutland Belle for a boat trip round the horseshoe-shaped reservoir.
If you fancy pampering yourself. The Grange Spa is located very conveniently approx. 5miles away. It has various facilities, including a pool and a wide range of treatments to suit your needs.
Tel: 01778 440 511 www.thegrangespa.co.uk
Ancaster Karting & Paintball
Ancaster Karting offers a professional Kart circuit, the Karts are 270cc. There is paintball and also quad-bikes to provide a challenging and adventurous excursion. Also a ten pin bowling alley. Close to Manor House Barn – approx. 15mins.
Tel: 01400 230 306 www.ancasterkarting.co.uk
Thomas – Steam train ride along the Nene valley.
Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough PE8 6LR
Tel: 01780 7844 44 www.nvr.org.uk
Twin Lakes Theme Park
TwinLakes theme park in Melton Mowbray. Lots of entertainment for children. Adventure Zone, Falconry centre. Island Zone for when its raining.
Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray
Tel: 01664 567 777 www.twinlakespark.co.uk
Fun Farm Grantham
Ball Pools, Tube Slides, Rope Bridge and more.
Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7LE
Tel: 01476 562 228 www.funfarm.co.uk
This is a water sports centre. Activities on offer include, waterskiing, jet ski, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing. There is also a dry ski slope, rock climbing and tennis.
Tel: 01778 347000 www.tallington.com
Long Sutton Butterfly and Wildlife Park
The park is located in Long Sutton. The tropical house has butterflies, reptiles and insects, birds of prey. There is an adventure playground and driving circuit.
Tel: 01406 363 833 www.butterflyandwildlifepark.co.uk