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Rufford Abbey Country Park
Near Ollerton, on the edge of historic Sherwood Forest, this 150 acre park is one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular visitor attractions. At the heart of the park are the picturesque remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery and later country house. Around them lie gardens, meadow and woodland.  The attractions of Rufford range from a contemporary craft centre with gallery exhibitions to peaceful walks around the lake.  Click for a map of Rufford abbey.

Things To Do
  • Woodland walks and Formal Gardens
  • Ruins of 12th century abbey and later country house
  • Children's Play Village & Children's Garden - for youngsters aged 3 to 8.
  • Cistercian exhibition in the Undercroft - the life of Rufford's medieval monks
  • Creative Learning Centre at Rufford Craft Centre
  • Lakeside walks and Lakside Garden Shop
  • Savile Restaurant and Coach House Cafe
  • The Apsidal Gallery in the Orangery buildings - modern ceramics
  • Changing exhibitions of contemporary crafts in the Craft Centre Gallery
  • Modern sculpture and art installations in the gardens
  • The Wheel of Fortune Maze
  • The Camera Obscura
Rufford Abbey Country Park
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Christmas Events 2017

18th November to 23rd December 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa will be visiting Rufford Abbey Country Park from 18th November, every weekend until 23rd December. Come and find out if your little ones are on the naughty or nice list! Located in the Stables of Rufford Abbey, children will be able to do Christmas crafts whilst they wait and have a magical festive experience. Please note that there can be waiting times at busy times.

Cost:  £5.00


Forthcoming event dates:
Friday 15 December 2017
Saturday 16 December 2017
Sunday 17 December 2017
Monday 18 December 2017
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Thursday 21 December 2017
Friday 22 December 2017
Saturday 23 December 2017

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