Purchase a ticket to park at Rufford Abbey

Parking at Rufford

Open from 9:00am - 4:00pm 

£5 per car (Card Payment Only) 

The Abbey Car Park is located near to the main centre of the park offering easy access to our courtyard, gardens, play area, Abbey Tales experience and catering facilities. 

The Mill Car Park is located next to Rufford Lake and has access to the woodland and lake walk. You are also able to access our boating lake (when open) and a number of catering facilities located in the Mill Courtyard.

Rufford is very popular during school holidays and weekends and would highly recommend arriving early to avoid a wait for parking spaces. 

Please note we do have limited car park capacity so there may be occasions that the park is closed but we endeavour to reopen as soon as spaces become available. Peak hours are between 11.30am - 2pm, we would advise arriving early to enjoy a full day at the park!

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Contact us today on: 01623 677688

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds:   Dawn to dusk
  • Admin Office:   10am - 4pm
  • Gift Shop:   10am - 4pm
  • Coach House Cafe:   9:30am to 5pm (subject to weather)
  • Courtyard:   9:30am to 5pm (subject to weather)

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