Things To Do

The 500 acres of beautiful Leicestershire countryside that surround the estate are the perfect setting for a wide number of activities with an experienced team at Stapleford Park to guide you in your chosen country pursuits, so you’re always in safe hands. There’s plenty to keep all age groups busy too; the ‘Falconer’s Walk’ is a particular favourite with our younger house guests and members.

It is easy to picture Stapleford Park’s glorious estate in centuries past; house guests striding out for the hunt or game shooting. Today, our house guests enjoy country pursuits and activities enveloped by 500 acres of some of Lancelot Brown’s finest landscape.

Bird of prey


Experience the ancient and aristocratic art of falconry in an authentic setting and enjoy the thrill of handling majestic birds of prey under expert guidance.



Just a little over an hour’s drive from Sherwood Forest and the legend of Robin Hood, archery is very much a traditional sport at Stapleford Park. Learning the intricacies of this ancient sport will be an enjoyable experience – and if you are already experienced, the competition can be fierce!



Enjoy the thrill of shooting clays in the magnificent parklands of Stapleford Park for individuals or groups. Friendly competitions with friends and family, or learning to shoot for the first time, clay pigeon shooting is a fun activity during your sojourn with us.

Bike riding at Stapleford Park

Bike Hire

Enjoy gentle cycles through the parkland on your complimentary bike. Subject to a first come first served basis.

Picnic at Stapleford Park


Experience picnics the way they used to be. After Stapleford Park no other picnic will be the same again (May to August).

Outdoor chess at Stapleford Park

Giant Chess

All ages will enjoy the giant chess set on the lawn at Stapleford.

Croquet at Stapleford Park


There is something so satisfying and dignified about the sound of a wooden mallet hitting a croquet ball. Challenge family and friends to a game on the lawn, or perhaps horse shoes or boules?

Swimming pool at Stapleford Park


Stapleford Park has a 22 meter indoor swimming pool, conveniently situated within the house, as well as a Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna.

In the warmer months, wander onto the adjacent terrace for a spot of sun basking.

Dawn at Stapleford Park


Hunting was particularly popular at Stapleford during the 19th century Gretton years, as the fashionable crowd descended upon the house and estate for their fill of fresh country air.

Clay Pigeon Shooting: Listen for the thwack of the clay releasing as you ready your gun to shoot in the rambling parklands of Stapleford Park. Suitable for individuals and groups, experienced or not.

our activities are Provided by Rutland Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Outdoor Pursuits is one of the leading outdoor pursuits companies in the UK located in Oakham, Rutland.*