Nov 14, 2019

A relaxed and friendly beginner's workshop of felt creativity. 6.30pm-9pm

£15.00 including refreshemnts

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle felting is the art of sculpting with wool using fleeces of different colours and special barbed needles. Your tutor, Jane, will show you how to mould and model wool fleece into an adorable felted Penguin to take home with you. Once you have learned the skills there is no limit to the number of animals you can make so get creative and let the colourful wools inspire you!

Nov 30, 2019

The popular Rutland Fairtrade Christmas Market returns to Oakham Castle

Free Event

Rutland Fairtrade Christmas Market

With stalls offering a fabulous variety of Fairtrade and ethically traded products from around the world, the Market will be an ideal opportunity to stock up on gifts and foods in the run up to Christmas. Goods on sale will include Christmas decorations, foods, clothes, jewellery, accessories, toys, hand-made crafts and aromatherapy products.

While browsing the stalls, visitors will be able enjoy Fairtrade refreshments and homemade cakes. In addition, and new for this year, the Co-op will be offering tastings from their range of Fairtrade wines. 

Through buying Fairtrade products, visitors to the Christmas Market will be helping producers in some of the world's poorest countries to use trade as a means of improving their living standards.

Dec 03, 2019


Wreath Making Workshop SOLD OUT...

 A fantastic opportunity to get creative under the guidance of RALSS Floristry tutor Joanne Kirby-Walker with this introduction to wreath making workshop. 

Joanne will provide a great selection of natural materials & accessories, and the tools you will need to create your own individual door wreath. All you need is plenty of enthusiasm!

Dec 07, 2019

6pm Saturday

£8.00 for adults, £5.50 for children a family ticket is £23.00 (2 adults and 2 children).

A Christmas Carol

Chorus Theatre's adaptation of Dickens classic morality tale is expertly and lovingly told by one actor, Andrew McWilliam taking form of a myriad of characters.


The engaging narrative moves seamlessly into action between characters vividly portrayed by a simple change of hat, cloak, prop and the endearing tiny puppet of Tim.

Dec 11, 2019

presented by Lamphouse Theatre

£8.50 Adults £6 Children £25 Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children)

The Jungle Book

Matinee 11.00 am

Evening 18.00 pm

Suitable for all adventurous audiences aged 6 or over.


Raised by wolves since birth, young man-cub, Mowgli is forced to leave his jungle home when he is threatened by Shere Khan, a terrifying tiger.


Arriving in a human village, Mowgli is seemingly safe, until he strays from his adopted family and meets Shere Khan again.


Mowgli returns to the protection of the wolf pack, but will his presence in the jungle again put them all in danger?


Full of live music, comedy, puppetry and energy, this production explores the themes of growing up and staying true to yourself.

21st and 22nd Dec

Grotto ticket £7.50 each. All other visitors to the castle £1.50pp

Santa's Grotto

Billions of letters are sent to Santa every year – you’ve probably written one yourself! But how do we make sure every single one reaches the North Pole and gets sorted, so the right presents are delivered to the right house? Magic of course... Get the chance to post your Christmas Letters through our North Pole Letter box or hand it to Father Christmas himself!

Take a magical, storytelling journey or join in some of the craft activities before meeting Santa in his grotto to share your Wish list and receive your very own gift from his toy shop.

Purchasing your ticket is easy... simply pick your date and time from the options on our Events booking page and follow the payment instruction to complete your booking! We look forward to welcoming you in our fabulous medieval Great Hall, all beautifully decorated for the festive season.

Crafts, carol singing and a selection of seasonal refreshments will be available for those feeling festive of all ages.

Children's Grotto tickets include the entrance fee of £1.50 payable by all other visitors to the Castle during this event.

For these two days of special festive opening, it is an event-only admission to the castle. Tickets are sold online through this website or on site (but please book early as we normally sell out) . Orders cannot be taken via the telephone.

Sep 05, 2019

10.30am Every Friday during Term time


Book Start Rhyme time

Bookstart Rhymetime for under 5s. 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and music. FREE. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required - just drop in!

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