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Open for enquiries: Mon - Thu 08.30 - 17.00 hrs

Fri 08.30 - 16.30 hrs



Stay and Play

Come and enjoy a Stay and Play session!

For children aged 0 months - 5 years.

Old clothes to be worn by both parents/carers and children! Please bring a towel.


Stay and Play sessions are currently held in all venues:

  • Every Monday at Visions Children's Centre Oakham, LE15 6RP, 13.00 - 14.30 hrs.
  • Every Tuesday at St Georges Barracks, 10.00 - 11.30 hrs.
  • Every Wednesday at Kendrew Barracks, 10.00 - 11.30 hrs.

Briefings for the new families arriving from Cyprus are being held in the Community Centre on Wednesdays 2nd/9th/16th and 23rd August 17. The Visions Stay and Play sessions are going to be held in the Church Hall instead on these dates (10.00-11.45 hrs), The sessions will resume at the Community Centre from Wed 30th Aug 17.

  • Every Thursday at Uppingham Scout Hut, 10.00 - 11.30 hrs.

Excluding Bank Holidays/Christmas & New Year Holiday.

These are free drop-in sessions for registered families living in Rutland, no need to book, just come along and enjoy! You can register at your first session.

During school holidays, older siblings are welcomed.



Baby Play


For parents and carers to come along with babies aged 0 to crawling. Enjoy a wide range of activities and ideas for things to do at home.

Due to popularity of the Baby Play session and to ensure that more families can attend, the event is now going to be split into 2 sessions:

  • Session 1: 13.00 - 14.00 hrs
  • Session 2: 14.15 - 15.15 hrs

Every Thursday at Visions Children's Centre Oakham, LE15 6RP.

This session has ceased to be a "Drop-in" session, families will now have to book onto one of these sessions.


Please contact Visions Reception to book your place. 

Tel. 01572 772 590




Rhyme Time


Bookstart Rhyme Times are hosted by Rutland Libraries for children aged 0-5 years, during term time only.

30 minutes of songs, rhymes and music. Free! All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required - just drop in!

Held on:

  • Tuesdays at Uppingham Town Hall, LE15 9PY, 14.30 - 15.00 hrs.
  • Wednesdays at Oakham Museum, LE15 6HW, 14.00 - 14.30 hrs.
  • Thursdays at Ryhall Library, PE9 4HY, 10.30 - 11.30 hrs.
  • Fridays at Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR, 10.30 - 11.00 hrs.
  • Fridays at Ketton Library, 13.30 - 14.00 hrs.


For further information and scheduled calendar dates, visit the Rutland Libraries website: 



Music Bugs at The Barracks


Music Bugs sessions are being held at St George's Barracks on Thursdays from 09.30  - 10.10 hrs, on the following dates:

  • 7th September 2017
  • 21st September 2017
  • 5th October 2017
  • 2nd November 2017
  • 16th November 2017
  • 30th November 2017
  • 14th December 2017
  • 18th January 2018
  • 1st February 2018


They are also being held at Kendrew Barracks on Tuesdays from 14.15 - 14.55 hrs, on the following dates:

  • 5th September 2017
  • 19th September 2017
  • 3rd October 2017
  • 31st October 2017
  • 14th November 2017
  • 28th November 2017
  • 12th December 2017
  • 16th January 2018
  • 30th January 2018

 For MOD Personnel and their families only.



Holiday Events

Stay and Play runs for 0-5's throughout the year except for Christmas and Bank Holidays.

During the holidays, older siblings can join in!


Sensory Stay and Play

"Sensory Stay and Play" for families with children with special educational needs or disabilities, aged 0-5 yrs and their siblings.

Sessions are on Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.30hrs

1st and 22nd August 17.

Book via email as limited spaces available.


Music Bugs at Visions Children's Centre Oakham

Music Bugs "Family Bugs " sessions are being held at Visions Children's Centre Oakham on Tuesday 29th August:

  • 10.00 – 10.40 Open to all families
  • 11.00 – 11.40  For families with SEND children 0 – 5 yrs (siblings welcome)

Both sessions need to be booked via to secure a place



Sessions at St George's Barracks This Summer: