British Bird Fair 2019 is about to begin!

British Bird Fair 2019 is about to begin!

Rutland has become a hive of activity as the final preparations are made for the Birdwatching Fair which starts at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Friday and runs until Sunday 18th August 2019. All the details on the Bird Fair can be found on their website  There are celebrity lectures and cruises on Rutland Water as well as a whole array of exhibitors and trade stands. By all accounts the event gets larger and larger every year so this year’s event is expected to be the biggest and best ever with 22,000 visitors predicted to attend from across the world.

The Birdfair opens at 9am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closes at 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm on Sunday. Last ticket sales are 4pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday.

Tickets are available on the gate and prices are as follows:

  • Adult 3 day ticket- £40.00
  • Adult day ticket – £15.00 (Fri – Sun)
  • Sunday only RSPB and Wildlife Trust Concession ticket – £13.50 (must show a valid membership card on entry)
  • Student 3 day ticket – £18.00
  • Student day ticket – £7.50

Parking at the Bird Fair is free and for those of you with a sat nav, the postcode of the Birdfair site is LE15 8BT.

The British Birdwatching Fair takes place at Rutland Water Nature Reserve in Egleton, which is near to Puddle Cottage (approximately 5 miles away). Puddle Cottage is located in Edith Weston on the South shore of Rutland Water and walking distance Rutland Sailing club and Rutland Water Fishing Lodge. The charming village of Edith Weston has a pub which serves food as well as a small village shop stocking all the essentials.

The cottage itself is a 4 star self-catering cottage, and has one bedroom which can be presented as a super king sized bed or two full sized single beds. The cottage maintains all the charm of an old cottage such as exposed brickwork and timber and an open fireplance, but has all the mod cons such as full central heating, a large flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD, free WIFI, a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The cottage welcomes well behaved dogs. All bed linen and towels are provided as well as the kitchen essentials. The location means that the cottage is also just 8 miles away from the market towns of Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham making it the perfect base to explore the area.

For more details on Puddle Cottage, including availability, please e/mail or call Anna on 07734175291.