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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 Lord Savile's Kitchen 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 a 1940s Weekend in September.
Free loan of wheelchairs is available. An electric mobility scooter is available for loan at £2 per hour. Please book in advance on tel: 01623 821338.
Rufford Abbey is open every day except Christmas day and has a choice of places to eat:
Coach House Cafe - drinks, snacks ices and takeaway treats
Open daily 10 am - 5pm (4.30pm in winter)
Lord Savile's Kitchen - cooked lunches and afternoon teas.
Open daily (except January) 11am - 3pm weekdays 11am - 4pm weekends.
Rufford Mill Teashop - Hot & cold drinks, ices, 'grab n go' sandwiches & snacks.
Open daily 10.00 am to 4.30pm weekdays, 10.00am - 5pm weekends.
Open 10am to 5pm (4.30pm Winter)
Visitor Information: 01623 821338
Craft Shop: 01623 821351
Lord Savile's Kitchen (Restaurant) 01623 821350
Wedding Enquiries (Rufford Mill) 01623 827315
Sat 1st - Mon 17th April 2017
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Sat 29th April 2017, 10am - 4pm
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Sat 27th May 2017
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Sunday 4th June 2017 - Harworth Colliery Brass Band
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Friday 28th July 2017
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