Local Attractions

A small selection of local attractions and events within easy driving distance of Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray

Distance = 11 Miles

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Belvoir, meaning beautiful view in French, dates back to Norman times. The English pronounciation 'Beaver' was built up over many centuries throught the inability of Anglo-Saxons to master the French tongue. Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years and is currently the family home of the 11th Duke and Duchess and their five children.


Distance = 12.8 Miles

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Enjoyment for the whole family at Stonehurst Farm and a warm welcome from the Duffin Family. Visitors can experience many farm activities such as: See and touch friendly farm yard animals, Farm walks pond dipping, Tractor & trailer rides, Pony rides, Play areas indoor and outdoor, Home grown, free Range and organic farm produce, Stone Hurst Farm Motor Museum, Open 7 days a week 9.30am to 5.00pm


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Distance = 22 Miles

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Rockingham Castle (Market Harborough) This remarkable castle, built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, it has been a family home for 450 years. Prior to the Watson's ownership the Castle was held by the crown. There are very few other homes that have been continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years and within that time been owned by just one family since being relinquished as a royal Castle. I think this is a particularly extraordinary aspect of Rockingham's long and fascinating story.


Distance = 6 Miles

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Twinlakes Park (Melton Mowbray) explore the 10 sparkling Playzones, expend energy in the massive indoor Labyrinth with multi venture challenges, slides and soaring net climbs, while the heady Trauma Tower and the whirling fun of the new Spinning Spiders will leave you gasping. Blast buddies in the Master Blaster while Toddlers play in Dolphins Bay and joggle happily round the Barrel Ride. Outside discover Assault courses, Bumper boats, go dizzy on the Dune buggies and pedal like mad on the Indy karts. In Red Rooster Farm everyone loves the hundreds of fascinating animals and birds.


Distance = 12 Miles

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One 4 All, Indoor Karting Arena. Our location is ideally suited to allow short travel times from Nottingham, Leicester and Derby.


Distance = 7 Miles

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Somerby Equestrian Centre offers riding tuition and hacking for all abilities. We can offer a range of courses to suit any rider. From beginners courses to advanced lessons on Show Jumping, Dressage or Cross country. Somerby Equestrian Centre offers something for everyone. Whether you are mounting a horse for the first time or are an experienced rider looking to fine tune your technique we have a full menu of lessons and clinics in all equestrian disciplines.


Distance = 14 Miles

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The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you 'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun.


Distance = 2 Miles

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Dickinson & Morris have been baking pork pies at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray since 1851. We have the dual acclaim of being the oldest pork pie bakery and the last remaining producer of authentic Melton Mowbray pork pies based in the town centre.


Distance = 22 Miles

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The team at The National Water Sports Centre pride themselves on the diversity of events we are able to accommodate. National Rowing Regattas, Great Britain Slalom team selection events, International Sprint Canoeing Regattas, National Triathlons, European Freestyle Championships, Cancer Research Race for Life and The Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride are just some of the events that take place at the centre.


Distance = 20 Miles

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The Famous Wistow Maize Maze WINNER OF LEICESTERSHIRE'S "BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2004/5" Enjoy a great day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize crop with 4 miles of paths to navigate and explore; it's great exercise for mind and body! See if you can unravel the QUIZ TRAIL, and find all 10 boards hidden in the maze in order to decipher the secret code. The maze also incorporates 10ft high bridges and viewing towers which give visitors stunning 3D panoramic views over the maze and the beautiful surrounding countryside.


Distance = 32 Miles

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Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting over 450,000 visitors a year. It is famous for its collection of primates. Situated near the small village of Twycross, the zoo occupies over 40 acres and is set in open countryside. Despite its rural location, it is only four miles from the M42/A42 (which links the M1 and M6) making it readily accessible from anywhere in central England.


Distance = 18 Miles

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Kibworth Shooting Ground is situated over 25 acres of rural Leicestershire we pride ourselves on providing some of the best shooting layouts and facilities for Clay Shooting and Airgun enthusiasts. Designed to accommodate modern day shooting we can provide all the necessaries to ensure your are fully supplied to partake in your sport in our on site Gun Shop. Our excellent Corporate Event packages include Military, Team Building or Multi-activity Days and private parties for any occasion.


Distance = 10 Miles

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Six Hills Golf Club was founded in 1986 and is a popular public pay and play course. Unlike many municipal courses, it is remarkably well maintained and is in excellent condition almost all year round thanks to its dedicated team of greenkeepers, whose fabulous efforts must be commended. For a 'muni', it also measures quite a fair distance stretching for 5758 yards over eighteen unique holes. The course is further complemented by the 12 bay driving range which is on site for you to practice your swing before you tee off, and also the fine bar and restaurant.


Distance = 25 Miles

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Burghley Horse Trials It was in 1961 that the Marquess of Exeter, on hearing that the autumn three-day event at Harewood could no longer be held, invited the British Horse Society to transfer the event to his estate. In its second year, 1962, Burghley ran the F.E.I.'s European Championship and this was the beginning of a remarkable record. No other international horse trials site has staged as many Championships, a record ten in all including the first World Championship in 1966. In total Burghley has run two World Championships in 1966 and 1974, six European Championships in 1962, 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989 and 1997. Also one Young Riders European Championship in 1978. It is the longest continuous running international event.


Distance = 18 Miles

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Rutland County Golf Situated in Rutland, England's smallest County, Rutland County Golf Club has a deserved reputation for it's warm and friendly atmosphere. The Course was designed by Golf Course Architect Cameron Sinclair and in the words of Bobby Jones: 'Offering problems a man may attempt according to his ability - never hopeless for the lesser player, nor failing to concern and interest the expert.' The inland links-style (18-hole) Course, is highly regarded by all who play here. In addition to a Par 3 Course, the Club also provides a full range of practice and training facilities.


Distance = 10 Miles

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Belvoir Brewery a purpose-built brewery and visitor centre in the heart of England. The Sample Cellar incorporating The Belvoir Brewery (pronounced 'beaver') was originally set up in 1995 by Colin Brown, who previously brewed with Shipstone and Theakston. The brewery and visitor centre is situated on the outskirts of Old Dalby, Leicestershire in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. The Sample Cellar has a friendly atmosphere - old fashioned bar billiards table, seating at the bar to sample our fine food and drink.


Distance = 2 Miles

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Melton Mowbray Market formed in the 1960's when the Melton Mowbray Borough Council initially modernised the Market Site, with the amalgamation of the then Auctioneering firms Melton Farmers and Shouler & Son to form Melton Livestock Auctions.
Farmers Market Tue & Fri 8.00 - 12.00.
Antiques Fair Tue & Fri 8.00 - 12.00.
Livestock Auctions Tue 9.00 - 14.00.
Fur & Feather Auctions Tue & Sat 9.00 - 10.00.