Date Published: 12 August 2019
Rutland County Council is encouraging residents to visit Oakham Castle, as the venue continues is summer season of events and activities.
This summer, the Council-run Castle has already played host to a marbling paper workshop, bug hotel workshop and seen the launch of the Castle Meadow Quiz.
“There has already been a great reaction from residents to the activities we’ve had so far this summer at Oakham Castle and we’re really looking forward to many more people enjoying the fantastic events we’ve got coming up. If you’re looking for something to do during the holidays, we encourage you to come along and enjoy the events taking place at this wonderful community venue.”
A full list of events, including dates, prices and age guidance, is provided below.
Throughout the Summer Holidays – Mini-Trail
Time: all day
Booking: this is a drop-in event so no booking is necessary. £1 per person plus a £1 deposit for a magnifying glass
The ever-popular Mini-Trail returns to Oakham Castle. Pick up a magnifying glass and locate the tiny scrolls left by the Castle bunnies. Solve riddles as you traverse the Castle and grounds before you receive a small prize for completing the trail.
22nd August – Willow Hurdle Making
Time: all day
Booking: this event is free, but booking is required. To reserve your place, email the Oakham Castle
Learn the traditional skill of willow hurdle fence making then help staff to decorate the Castle grounds with your creation. Each fence takes around two hours to complete. Visitors can stay for a morning, afternoon or all day.
25th August – Have a Go Archery
Time: all day
Booking: £3 for five arrows
Guidance: suitable for ages 7 and up
Red Fox Archery return to Oakham Castle to teach the art of bow and arrow shooting to beginners and novices alike.
30th August – Outdoor Cinema: A Star Is Born
Time: doors open at 7pm, film to start at nightfall
Booking: ticket prices vary depending on seating options, book online at: http://tiny.cc/AStar
Guidance: this film is rate 15
Oakham Castle teams up with travelling boutique cinema Star & Mouse for a fantastic pop-up outdoor cinema event in the Castle grounds. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film A Star Is Born tells the story of a musician helping a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
The film will be show on a 30-foot Airscreen and the event will also feature live music and giant garden games. Guests are advised to bring an extra blanket to keep warm. This is a dog friendly event so four-legged friends are welcome. Please note picnics are not permitted, but drinks and tapas will be available.
31st August – Outdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody
Time: gates open at 6:30, film to start at nightfall
Booking: ticket prices vary depending on seating options, book online at: http://tiny.cc/Bohemian
Guidance: this film is rated 12A
Oakham Castle teams up with travelling boutique cinema Star & Mouse to deliver the ultimate pop-up outdoor cinema experience. Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the legendary rock band Queen and charismatic frontman Freddie Mercury, leading up to the band’s famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Since its release at the back end of last year, Bohemian Rhapsody has gone on to set a box office record for the highest-grossing biographical film of all time, while the film’s star Rami Malek picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Mercury.
The film will be show on a 30-foot Airscreen and the event will also feature live music and giant garden games. Drinks and tapas available. Guests are advised to bring an extra blanket to keep warm. This is a dog friendly event so four-legged friends are welcome. Please note picnics are not permitted, but drinks and tapas will be available.
To find out more about Oakham Castle, please go to the Oakham Castle Website