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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Closed Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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Great Family Destination!

We took 7 year old grandson for a Half Term visit. Apart from car park charges, it is an excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Halloween adventure worth visiting

Visited with daughter and grandson for the Halloween event, only had to pay for the child ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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A beautiful country park set around the 12th-century ruins of Rufford Abbey. Gardens, lakeside walks & woodland, shops, cafe, restaurant, tea shop, and a small exhibition about the life of the medieval monks who once lived here. Play area for young...more
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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All reviews coach house feed the ducks county council lovely walk around the lake all ages play area craft shop few hours formal gardens lots of open space nice walk saville restaurant lovely place mobility scooter lovely grounds information boards lovely afternoon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took 7 year old grandson for a Half Term visit. Apart from car park charges, it is an excellent free day out! The Park is very well maintained and presented. Plenty of room for picnics and games - adventure play park was a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ddilling30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with daughter and grandson for the Halloween event, only had to pay for the child ticket that had clues at several meeting points with good quality models and scare things in the trees. Very good value really and once all the scare displays were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deakindj1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lord Saville's restaurant is first class and reasonable priced. If you are looking for snacks and lower cost simple meals then the coach house is the place to go. The walks are well sign posted and will take half an hour or so. At the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peakdistrictlover
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went here for a walk and to take some photo's of the autumn colours and also the haloween decorations that had been put up, on the way round the lake we also had a very lucky sighting of a kingfisher fly past !!! We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Visited Rufford Abbey Country Park with 3 friends & 7 children. We all had a great day out. Kids were able to run around & let off steam. They enjoyed looking around the abbey ruins. For £3.50 it is excellent value for money.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan W
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We took our grandchildren age 7 and 3, the attention to detail of the trail was fab. They enjoyed the hunt, even though we had a bit of moaning about tired legs! Can’t wait for the next one😀

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KTL43
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This beautiful place is well worth visiting. It was £4.00 to park and the abbey ruins are lovely. Loads of walks round to follow and some gift and tea shops. If you wanted to take your own picnic then you don’t need to spend any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We visit rufford semi regularly usually not in the holidays and it's okay not great but for £3.50 whatever however in the holidays when everything open I expect a bit more, when we arrived we went to the small carpark where the parking attendant was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you live local you can get away with free parking etc but in the school hols its once again pay up. There are a few free 'things' to do for kids but take your meal with you. If you want to play golf take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ombos
Reviewed 26 October 2018

First visit and very impressed a good walk around the lake with our 2 dogs then drove up to the abbey and again a lovely walk would go again

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Markuspil | Reviewed this property |
Hi,no I don’t think so.clumber Park has a dog friendly cafe.
28 June 2018|
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Response from blue718 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's great
16 June 2018|
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Response from bc2016232 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry about the delayed reply. As I recall there were no signs, or at least I didn't see any signs to say that you could or could not bbq, but there are Rangers there and Rufford is a special place, particularly... More