What’s on this Festive Season at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Christmas Craft Market

Sat 25 and Sun 26 November

11am - 4pm daily (parking charges are £3 per car)

Working alongside All About Tourism we are proud to announce that we will be hosting a special Christmas Market where 

you will be able to shop for unique gifts, enjoy food and drink and even pop along and meet Santa.

Christmas at Lord Savile’s Kitchen

25 November - 24 December

Book now for a traditional 3 course Christmas Lunch from £18.95 per person


Email ruffordabbey@parkwood-leisure.co.uk or tel 01623 821338 to reserve your table

Visit Santa’s Grotto

18 November - 23 December

Every Saturday and Sunday we will be opening our extra special sparkling Christmas grotto from 11am - 4pm.

Bring the little ones to meet Santa and his helpers and every child will receive a gift.£5 per child. (normal parking charges apply)

Christmas Music in the Park

3rd December from 2pm in our Courtyard

Breakfast with Santa

Sat 2nd, 9th & Sat 16th December 

8.30 till 10.00 am

What a brilliant treat for the kids this Christmas 2017, breakfast with Father Christmas himself!

Here's what's on the menu for breakfast with the jolly great man in the red suit...

Yummy Coach House Breakfast Fry Up or Veggie Garden Grill served with toast. Also, Belgian Waffles with chocolate sauce for the children

A choice of apple Juice or Orange Juice for everyone and free tea or coffee top ups for the adults.

Children must be accompanied by at least 1 paying adult. Every Child will receive a special present from Santa.

£10.00 per person


Afternoon Tea with Santa

Thursday 7th & 14th December 2017

4.15pm - 5.30pm

Come along and get into the Christmas Swing with an Traditional child friendly afternoon tea with Santa.   With christmas colouring, music and a present from santa, what better way to get you in the festive groove.


Assortment of sandwiches

Mini cupcakes

Strawberry Jelly and ice cream pots

Unlimited squash

(adults will have a normal afternoon tea with unlimited tea & coffee )

£10 Per Head

BOOK NOW - 7th December 

BOOK NOW - 14th December

Wreath Making

9 and 10 December

Seminar Room, StablesCourtyard.  11am - 3pm.  £5 per item made. Buy your ticket at the Gift Shop on the day

Get in the festive mood and keep the youngsters busy with our drop in make-it sessions.  All materials supplied.  We'll make willow Christmas wreaths, willow Christmas trees, or maybe even reindeers.  

Christmas Carols in the Park

9 December - from 1pm

The Award Winning Lace City Chorus will be with us to perform some classic christmas carols and songs to help you get into the festive spirit

Christmas Carols in the Park

10 December - from 1.30pm

Mansfield Community Choir will be with us to perform some classic christmas carols and songs to help you get into the festive spirit

Santa Punch & Judy with Professor Paul Temple

16 and17 December

Stables courtyard, noon to 3pm.  Free show.  (Normal car parking charges apply)

A special outdoor Christmas theme Punch & Judy show with ever popular children's entertainer Paul Temple.  A little close up magic and balloon modelling adds to the fun.  


Contact us today on: 01623 821338

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds -   Dawn to dusk
  • Visitor Information -   Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Shops -   Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm (4.30pm winter)
  • Coach House Cafe -   10.00am - 5pm (4.30pm winter)
  • Lord Savile's Kitchen   Daily 11am -3pm weekdays. (To 4pm weekends)

Managed By

About Us

Rufford Abbey Country Park is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country the park offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options managed by Parkwood Outdoors.


Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF