Purchase a ticket to park at Rufford Abbey

Daily Parking Pass

The car parking cost is £4 which greatly assists us with the day to day running costs of the park.

Daily parking passes are available with two different time slots for arrival, between 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Please ensure you book your tickets before 9am on the day you wish to arrive. You can arrive at anytime within your booking slot and your ticket is valid for all day parking. 

If you cannot book online due to all slots being sold out, or the option is no longer available on the date and slot of your choice, then car parking is still payable by card only on entrance to the park both at the Abbey end and Mill end entrance manned huts and via the Mill Tea Shop, Coach House Cafe, Gift Shop (Currently closed) and Ice Cream Parlour (Currently closed)

To assist our staff please have your online payment email receipt ready for checking as you enter the park. We have made these changes to avoid people congregating in the areas around parking machines or needing to handle cash. If you pay on site via one of our onside outlets please have your receipt ready for checking on exit to the park.

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.


Select your time


Main Car Park 10:00 - 13:00


Mill End 10:00 - 13:00


Main Car Park 13:00 - 16:00


Mill End 13:00 - 16:00


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Contact us today on: 01623 821338

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds:   Dawn to dusk
  • Visitor Information: (Currently closed)   10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Gift Shop: (Currently closed)   10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Coach House Cafe:   10am to 4pm

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