Birdfair – Welcome and Information Pack


Dear Guest

We are delighted you have chosen to stay with us during Rutland Birdfair 2021.

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

For further queries please email

Best wishes

The Birdfair Team


BirdfairThe information set out below is important.

Please print this page or download a PDF version of this information: Birdfair 2021 – Welcome Information

Birdfair Terms & Conditions


Check-in time will be between 2pm and 8pm.

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 (36).  On arrival in Chapel Close (1) please follow the directional signs to the front desk.

Car Parking

Complementary car parking is located at Schanschieffs Main School Car Park, off Ashwell Road, LE15 6QG (between 33-34 on the campus map). It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the accommodation and reception. You are welcome to drop your luggage off at reception in Chapel Close (1) before moving your car to Schanschieffs Main School Car Park.

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 2pm until 8pm. Please contact us on: if you have any queries.

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 2pm – 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  email: should you have any questions.

Bird Fair Event Information:

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

Event Opening Hours:

Friday 20 August: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 21 August: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday 22 August: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Useful links:

Birdfair Twitter account: @TheBirdfair
Birdfair Facebook account: Birdfair.
Birdfair Website:

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:

Hitchen’s Barn, 12 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
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

Local supermarkets:

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

Lidl, Barleythorpe Road, Oakham. LE15 6RQ

Aldi, Hackamore Way, Oakham LE15 7FS.

Cafes in and around Oakham:

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