Birdfair – Welcome and Information Pack

 

Dear Guest

We are delighted you have chosen to stay with us during Rutland Birdfair 2019.

Please find below some more information about your stay at Oakham School.

For further queries please email osel@oakham.rutland.sch.uk.

Best wishes

The Birdfair Team

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

BirdfairThe information set out below is important.

Please print this page or download a PDF version of this information: Birdfair 2018 – Welcome Information

Birdfair 2019 – Terms & Conditions

Arrival

Check-in time will be between 4pm and 8pm, if you plan to arrive after 8pm, please notify us by email osel@oakham.rutland.sch.uk as soon as possible in advance of your arrival.

The reception desk is located in Round House, Chapel Close. Please find below a link to a map of the School campus – Round House is location (6).  On arrival in Chapel Close please follow the directional signs to the front desk.

https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/Campus-Map

Car Parking

Complementary car parking is located at Schanschieffs (numbers 37 and 38 on the above map), a 10 minute walk from the accommodation and reception. You are welcome to drop your luggage off at reception in Chapel Close before moving your car to Schanschieffs. Public car parks are also available in the town, but these will incur a charge.

Finding Us

Oakham is only two hours by car from London and within easy reach of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham and Cambridge. There is a direct rail link from Stansted airport and approximate airport driving times are: East Midlands (one hour); Birmingham, Luton and Stansted (one and a half hours); Heathrow (two and a half hours) and Gatwick (three hours).

Directions from Oakham Train Station:

Start: Station Approach, Oakham, LE15 6RE.
Head south on Station Approach towards Station Road/ B668.
Turn right onto (B668).
Turn left onto Melton Road (B640).
Continue to follow B640.
Turn left onto Market Street.
Arrive: Chapel Close off Market Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT.

Accommodation details

If you have any queries during your stay, the front desk, located in Round House, will be manned from 8am until 12pm, and then from 4pm until 8pm. If you are likely to arrive outside of these times please email us in advance:  to arrange an early or late check-in

Your Boarding House and Room Number will be allocated on arrival.

Breakfast will be served between 7am and 10am in your accommodation building with an assortment of croissants, cereals, fruit and yoghurt available, as well as hot drinks and orange juice.

Breakfast – 7am – 10am
Front Desk – 8am – 12pm and 4pm – 8pm

A minibus will run from Reception to Rutland Water between 8am and 10am each morning, and then back again between 4:15pm and 6.15pm.

Please contact us on 01572 758754 or 07956 425573  e : osel@oakham.rutland.sch.uk should you have any questions.

Bird Fair Event Information:

Egleton Nature Reserve, Hambleton Road, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BT.

Event Opening Hours:

Friday 16th August: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 17th August: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday 18th August: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Useful links:

Birdfair Twitter account: @TheBirdfair
Birdfair Facebook account: Birdfair.
Birdfair Website: http://birdfair.org.uk/

Directions from Oakham School reception to Birdfair:

Start location: Oakham School Reception, Church passage off Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT.
Head south on Market Street towards High Street (B640).
Turn left onto High Street (B640).
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Catmos Street (B641).
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Catmos Street (B641).
Turn right onto A6003.
Turn left onto Hambleton Road.
End location: 1 Hambleton Road, Egleton, Oakham, LE15 8AE.

Restaurants in and around Oakham:

The Barn, Burley Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DH, tel: 01572 722255
The Lord Nelson, 11 Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT, tel: 01572 868340
Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TH, tel: 01572 756991
The Finch’s Arms, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Rutland, LE15 8TL., tel: 01572 756575
The Fox and Hounds, 19 The Green, Exton, Rutland, LE15 8AP, tel: 01572 812403
Horse and Jockey, St Mary’s Road, Manton, Rutland, LE15 8SU, tel: 01572 737335
The White Horse, Main Street, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8PS, tel: 01780 460221
San Giorgio, 14 Church Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AA, tel: 01572 759656
Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant, Stamford Road, Oakham, LE15 8AB, tel: 01572 724678
L’oliveto Rutland Water Restaurant, South Shore, Rutland Water, Edith Weston, LE15 8HD, tel: 01780 721599
The Admiral Hornblower, 64 High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AS, tel: 01572 723004
Wildwood Kitchen, 51 High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AJ, tel: 01572 869146

Local supermarkets:

Tesco Stores, 96, South Street, Oakham, LE15 6BQ.
The Midlands Cooperative Food, Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 7AA.

Aldi, Hackamore Way, Oakham LE15 7FS.

Cafes in and around Oakham:

Castle Cottage Café Oakham, Church Passage, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DR, tel: 01572 757952
Wellies Coffee Shop, Lyndon Road, Manton, LE15 8RN, tel: 441572737059
Buttercross House, 2 Church Passage, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DR, tel: 01572 755597
Hungry Birds, 2 Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 6DH, tel: 01572 868526
The Harbour Café, Whitwell, Oakham, LE15 8BL, tel: 01780 46128

Oakham taxi numbers:

Oakham Taxis: 07977 714477
Berridge Taxis: 01572 756088
Fox cabs: 01572 720200
Rutland cabs: 01572 75789