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FREE admission, and the normal charge for the car park is £3.
Rufford Abbey Country Park is the estate and grounds of a former 12 century Cistercian Monastery and country house. One of the main country parks that make up the broader Sherwood Forest area, the attraction is popular with visitors throughout the year.
Most people who visit Rufford Abbey take the gentle walk around the lake which lasts around 20 minutes or head to the gardens and the children’s play area. At the side of the abbey there is a large grass area that is perfect for picnics, playing games and generally just hanging out with the family.
There are two places to eat and drink at the main area of Rufford Abbey, the Coach House cafe is located in the main courtyard and the Savile Restaurant can be found at the back of the abbey near the entrance to the gardens. There is a smaller cafe near Rufford Mill by the lake and the ford.
Rufford Abbey often hosts major special events, including the Earth and Fire Ceramics Festival in June and a 1940s Weekend in September. At Christmas time it is well renowned for its Aurora event which creatively lights up the gardens after dark.
You’ll also find a craft centre in the courtyard at Rufford with various exhibitions throughout the year and workshops available to the public throughout the year. Please check for details.
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Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair - 26th, 27th & 28th June 2015
Nottinghamshire County...0.07 miles away
6th - 10th July 2015, 9.30am - 4pm
There will be a chance to learn about professional...0.07 miles away
Open Studios at Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre - 23rd - 25th May & 30th - 31st May 2015,...1.91 miles away
20th - 21st June 2015
You're invited to the It's a Knockout Weekend, in support of the Newark...1.94 miles away
Living History Camp – The Falchions at Sherwood Forest, Saturday 29th - Monday 31st August 2015...2.14 miles away
Nocturnal Nature at Sherwood Forest - Saturday 26 September 2015, 7pm - 9pm
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Prehistoric Pottery Workshop at Sherwood Forest - 26th August, 11am -1pm or 2pm-4pm
The...2.14 miles away
Outlaw Obstacle Course - Sherwood Forest Country Park, 27 September, 11am-4pm
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Medieval event at Sherwood Forest, 23rd August and 27th September 2015
12noon, 2pm & 3...2.14 miles away
Monday 3 - Sunday 9 August 2015
Sherwood Forest Country Park
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The Major Oak Woodland Festival - 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015, 11am - 4pm
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Saturday 27 June 2015
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Paloma Faith at Forest Live - 28th June 2015
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Tom Odell at Forest Live Sherwood Pines, 26th June 2015
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