Out and About
Even though Upper Rectory Farm Cottages makes a great base for activities, there are times you just want to get out and about too. There are so many places to visit and things to see and do for all ages nearby. You’ll be spoilt for choice. Here are just some.
Walking and cycling
A brisk hike around the farm or along the nearby Ashby Canal will blow the cobwebs away.
Note: guests should bring their own bicycles or hire them. The nearest bike hire shop is Grounds Cycle Centre at Hicks Lodge.
Just half an hour away you can experience Selfridges at Birmingham’s Bullring and Harvey Nichols at the Mailbox. Or head north to Nottingham, now the UK’s leading provincial shopping city, beaten only by London’s West End and Glasgow according to Experian Retail Ranking. You really are spoilt for choice.
Activities & sports
Bushcraft and archery: Field Sport UK
Laser games and Zombie shooting: Rosliston Forestry Centre
4×4 driving at Into The Blue
Paint-balling at UK Paintball
Orienteering and Raft-building at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Go-karting at Sutton Circuit
Quad biking at the Avalanche Centre
Skiing, Skating, Snow Boarding at The Snowdome, Tamworth.
Windsurfing, dinghy sailing and more at Bosworth Water Park
Swimming at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Tamworth and Swadlincote Leisure Centres.
Tennis at Hood Park, Ashby and Tamworth
Jet Biking at Kingsbury Water Park
Racing at Uttoxeter, Leicester, Warwick and Stratford
Motor Racing at Mallory Park and Donington
Scuba Diving at Stoney Cove