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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Country Park
Ollerton
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DF

Tel: +44 01623 821338

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Rufford Abbey Country Park

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.

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  1. Spooky Halloween Trail at Rufford Abbey Country Park

    Saturday 24th October - Sunday 1st November 2015
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  2. One Sky, One World


    Sunday 13 October 11am - 3pm

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  3. Santa’s Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park

    Saturday 21st November - Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 11am to 4pm, weekends only except 21-23...

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  4. Festive Lunch

    Saturday 28th November - Thursday 24th December 2015, 12noon to 2pm
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  1. Santa’s Christmas Trail at Rufford Abbey Country Park

    Saturday 21st November - Sunday 23rd December 2015, 10.30am to 3.30pm
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  2. The Big Draw


    25th October - 2nd November 2014, 10.30am - 4pm

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  3. Grand Historical & Vintage Bazaar


    Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 April 2014 from 11am - 4.30pm

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  4. Fragments in Time

    18th January - 31st December 2016

    ‘Fragments in Time’ will feature old photographs, salvaged...

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  5. Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair 2016

    Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair - 24th - 26th June 2016

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  6. Yuletide Treasure Trail

    Saturday 28th November 2015 - Sunday 1st January 2016, 11am - 3pm

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  7. Three Shires Clog Dancers

    Sat 12 Sept : 10.30am – 12.15pm
    Rufford Country Park

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  8. On The Home Front, 1939 - 45


    Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th September 2015
    11am – 4.30pm
    Rufford Abbey Country Park
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  9. Archaeological Field School at Rufford Abbey


    6th - 10th July 2015, 9.30am - 4pm

    There will be a chance to learn about professional...

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  10. Easter Egg Trail


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    Daily until Sunday 19th April 2015

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    Daily until Sunday 19th April 2015

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