During the Summer Rufford comes to life with daily activities that will help entertain visitors of all ages.  

Come and explore the park, the abbey ruins, woodlands and lake, let the children enjoy playing in our adventure playground or why not have a go on one of our many new attractions.

Now Open for the Summer holidays...

NEW Adventure Golf

9 holes of fun for all the family, with themed holes that will challenge young and old!  

Prices:  £5 per person or £10 for a group of 4

NEW Have a go Archery

Try your hand at Archery and see if you are as good as the legend Robin Hood.  

This fun experience is all about giving people the chance to try archery in a safe environment, with excellent equipment and facilitated by skilled coaches.

Come and try and hit the bullseye!

Prices: £5 per person for 20 minutes

NEW Boating  

View Rufford from a completely different angle and set sail in a rowing boat. Boat hire is available throughout the summer and at weekends.  Cost of hire: £10 per per hour (maximum 1 hour)

(activities are open subject to weather conditions) 

Also see our list of summer events for everyone to enjoy  EVENT LIST 

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