Rufford Abbey Country Park Activities

Rufford Abbey, Rufford, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF

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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 15 minutes. No need to pre-book. Tickets can be purchased, on the day, from the Gift Shop or the Catering outlet in Children's Play Area. 

(Private Hire for Group Bookings for up to 15 people, only £85 for an hour - pre booking required)

Opening Times: 10am to approx 5pm. (last sale 3.30pm depending on popularity on the day)

Weekends & school holidays (subject to weather)


Archery Parties and Private Hire 

We are now offering private parties the opportunity to hire our Archery Range! 

Celebrate a birthday, special occasion or bring a group for a fun filled experience with our medal winning Archery instructors.  

What you will get: 

1 ½ hours hire of the Archery Range and Adventure Golf for up to 10 people (10am - 11.30am)

x 2 Fully qualified instructors

Fun interactive Archery demonstrations

Get hands on experience with a bow and arrow

Fun challenges to bring a little bit of competition to the experience

Start the day with a breakfast sandwich and a choice of hot or juice drink (collected from the Coach House Cafe at 9.45am)

Suitable for:  Ages 6 + 

Cost: DISCOUNTED FROM  £150  to £112.50! (all inclusive of private hire  / Additional Places £12.50pp contact our team on 01623 677688 to add on any additonal places!)

Availability: Mon - Sunday - August  at 10am - 11.30am / Sat - Sun - September at 10am - 11.30am 



Boating Lake

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 20 minutes.

Opening Times 10:00am to approx 4pm. (last sale 3.30pm)
Weekends & Nottinghamshire school holidays (subject to weather) 


Adventure Golf 

Why not come and enjoy our 9 hole adventure golf with your family and friends. 

Open daily from 10:00am to approx 4pm. 

Visit the Adventure Play catering outlet The Shed or our Gift Shop to purchase your tickets and collect your clubs and balls. 

The cost is £5 per person or £10 for up to a maximum of of 4 people. A cleaning point will be available.

Early Bird Activity Pass

Make the most of the day and get up and going this spring / summer and enjoy our early bird discount for our activity pass. (normal price £8pp or £30 or a group of 4) 

Includes: Boating on the Lake / Archery Range / Adventure Golf 

Times: All activities need to be completed between 10am and 1pm.  The pass will not be available to use after 1pm  

Where to collect:  Passes will be available for collection from the Coach House Cafe from 9.30 and 10.30am 

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  • Café
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Parties

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* See main text above for specific openings and timings

Please refer to Rufford Abbey Country Park's main website for further information
Please note that activities may be weather permitting

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