Bugtopia the zoo in Empingham, is the perfect place to find out about all types of creepy crawlies and to meet them up close and personal.

For the most up to date opening times, entrance fees and information on newly refurbished enclosures visit their website on this link.



Rutland Water

Head over to Rutland Water and hike or ride along the footpaths – there are a number of walks on this website which you can choose to meet your needs!

You could even cycle around the whole reservoir using this route!

You could take a boat trip around the water – for boat crossing timings visit their website!

You could even build a sand castle on the beach.

Over the last few years a giant inflatable park has been located on the water throughout the summer. If you want to slip and slide, visit the website for timings (height restrictions do apply!)




Download this game and play in your six or patrol. Maybe you could make it into a fundraising evening with guests buying a ticket to join in. You’ll need to provide pens and dice as well.

Download a printable version here


Fondant Beetle

Follow these simple instruction on the next page to make your own fondant caterpillar or ladybird.




fondant bugs for cookie, cupcake or cake toppers

There are hundreds of ideas for making insects on Pinterest or you could watch a YouTube video such as this one


downloadable version