Are you looking for activities in Oakham for your summer getaway?
Oakham is the county town of Rutland and is steeped in rich, medieval history. It’s a picturesque town with listed buildings and quaint little streets that are often lined with traditional market stalls.
There are plenty of activities in Oakham to suit all the family:
Visit Oakham Castle
Oakham Castle was built between 1180 and 1190. The Great Hall would have once held lavish banquets; it now stands to exhibit its fascinating 800-year history.
The museum had extensive work done to restore and refurbish it, and is now open 6 days a week with events suitable for both adults and children. Daily activities are laid out for the younger visitors too, making it fully inclusive for all the family.
You can appreciate the breathtaking Norman architecture, explore the area and discover the castle’s impressive history for an exciting day out in Oakham.
Activities in Oakham: Explore Rutland County Museum
There are a vast array of displays & exhibits at Rutland County Museum showcasing the county’s archaeology, rural trades and rural life – including the brewery, wheelwrighting, and blacksmithing.
You can also find a gift shop and a garden at the museum, meaning you’ll have plenty to keep you busy throughout the day.
The museum often hosts an exciting programme of events, so if you’re looking for fun activities in Oakham, be sure to check out their website before you visit to see what’s on.
Treat Yourself at Oakham Market
Oakham Market traditionally runs on a Wednesday and Saturday, lining the cobbled streets of Oakham town.
Adorned with local suppliers’ cheeses, breads, meats, pies and more, the traditional stalls offer a wide array of delicious food items, perfect for taking home with you.
Oakham also has a variety of local shops selling vintage clothes and jewellery, as well as art galleries and cafes, meaning you can take a leisurely stroll around the stunning town centre and shop to your heart’s content.
Activities in Oakham: Spy Mission Trail
A great adventure for all the family, why not embark on Oakham’s Spy Mission Trail? Take a tour of the town whilst decoding the clues and solving the mystery en route.
Using a downloadable PDF, you can track down the clues that are hidden on plaques, monuments and more to solve the case. The trail is self-guided, so you can go at your own pace (it usually lasts around 1.5 hours).
Oakham Music Festival
Are you visiting over the August bank holiday weekend? Oakham Music Festival is taking place on Sunday and Monday at Cutts Close Park.
Although the details have yet to be finalised, it promises to be a fun-filled family day out, with plenty going on to keep the whole family happy.
If you’d like to visit Oakham for the music festival, why not check out our availability? Or, if you’re already booked to stay earlier, the bandstand will have live music every Sunday in the lead-up to the festival.
If you’d like more information about activities in Oakham, please contact a member of our team.
Alternatively, why not read our previous blog on fun activities to do in Rutland Water?