Slideshow: Fun and food at Rutland Day

Families were entertained by a host of fun activities at an event which returned to the shores of Rutland Water at the weekend.

The sixth annual Rutland Day was held on the Empingham shore of the reservoir on Sunday and was packed full of the best the county has to offer in food and fun.

Rutland Day at Rutland Water, Empingham. The High Sheriff of Rutland Trish Ruddle with members of Rutland Sailability, from left, Bill Brand, Nancy Brand and Ros Mulholland-Gullick. Photo: MSMP140913-034ow

Rutland Day at Rutland Water, Empingham. The High Sheriff of Rutland Trish Ruddle with members of Rutland Sailability, from left, Bill Brand, Nancy Brand and Ros Mulholland-Gullick. Photo: MSMP140913-034ow

The day featured rock climbing, fairground and hovercraft rides, live music, mini golf and much more.

The event also included the fourth Rutland Food and Drink Festival, which showcased some of Rutland’s top producers with stalls and live demonstrations.

The event was organised by Anglian Water along with Rutland County Council and Discover Rutland.

Antony Entwhisle, events and marketing manager for Anglian Water, said: “It was brilliant to see so many visitors out enjoying what our local area has to offer in such a beautiful part of the country.

“Everyone I spoke to seemed to be having a great time and they were really enjoying themselves despite the blustery weather.”

Young puppy, Utah, who is a chocolate labrador, made his first public appearance after being adopted by the Rutland Support Group of Canine Partners. Utah will one day become an assistance dog and the group is calling for people to help fund his training.

Visitors were able to say hello to Utah and make donations by buying gift sets and charity merchandise.

Denise Taylor, who is in charge of fundrasing, said: “We had quite a few children coming up to say hello. Utah had a little fan club which was lovely to see.”

To help Utah, visit www.ttfundraising.org.uk/wp or call group member Denise on 01572 767515.