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Rufford Abbey Country Park

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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This place is beautiful, we used to run round the park years ago, but this year we went for a walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel M
excellent adventure playground

Visited Friday 22nd February with my wife and 3 grandchildren. The kids loved feeding the Ducks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
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A beautiful country park set around the 12th-century ruins of Rufford Abbey. Gardens, lakeside walks & woodland, shops, cafe, restaurant, tea shop, and a small exhibition about the life of the medieval monks who once lived here. Play area for young...more
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Rufford Abbey, Ollerton NG22 9DF, England
+44 1623 821350
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All reviews coach house feed the ducks county council craft shop play area lovely walk around the lake all ages few hours formal gardens lots of open space nice walk saville restaurant lovely place lovely grounds information boards lovely afternoon nice cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful, we used to run round the park years ago, but this year we went for a walk and saw the Abbey and grounds in all t's glory, a beautiful relaxing and peaceful place, only spoilt by the pub type umbrellas outside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Friday 22nd February with my wife and 3 grandchildren. The kids loved feeding the Ducks, Geese and Swans. The walk around the lake is just right, half way round there is a ford which the kids loved the cars going through. The eldest grandson...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely sunny afternoon when I took my elderly friend to Rufford. We hadn’t been there for a long time and were looking forward to a short stop off. We didn’t have a lot of time so we restricted the visit to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here regularly with our two children and our dog, ita a great place for a walk round on a weekend just to get out the house. Parking is becoming expensive for the amount of time we spend here however. My girls love the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kayleigh A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't be mor positive about Rufford Park than giving it a fabulous 5 stars! Visited today for the Enchanted Kingdom, another trail getting families walking in the woods? Whoever is the creative mind behind these - and the woodworking fingers - need a big...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here today with our 3 grand children. Approached the main entrance only to find it closed as they said the car park was full. We were just waved on by a surly attendant ; no alternative car parking was indicated although by retracing our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my Sister in law and her two daughters here for school holidays during the fairy hunt which they thoroughly enjoyed along with the Abbey and walks around the Ice House, lakes and gardens with a stop off for souvenirs at the gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank g417wilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the February half term fairy trail. The fairy houses and areas where amazing. Those fairys have a great flare for colour and adventure and creating the most beautiful homes. We thoroughly enjoyed this event. (To make the day better, a bigger carpark...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 150annaw
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to Rufford Abbey Country Park as I have family in the immediate vicinity. That being said, even if I didn't, it is a place I would choose to come, for it offers very enjoyable and easy walks in an incredibly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed February 2, 2019

we visit Rufford at least 5 times a week it is a beautiful park The Coach House is run very efficiently by wonderful helpful staff they are very friendly and the food is very good. whether you want breakfast or dinner it is well cooked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 2, 2019|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
Go through the first archway into the courtyard, immediately left is an info room door, it was in there last I knew, buy there have been some on site changes, just contact them prior to visiting
Melanie b
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Markuspil | Reviewed this property |
Hi,no I don’t think so.clumber Park has a dog friendly cafe.
June 28, 2018|
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Response from blue718 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's great