Abbey Tales

Bringing Rufford's rich history to life!

Open daily from 10am to 4pm (last admission)

Introducing our brand new innovative, historical attraction. 

Immerse yourself in a journey of discovery, where 800 years of Rufford's history is brought to life. You will walk through the interactive experience, encounter characters through the ages, hear stories from the past and even pick up on the smells and sounds from a time gone by. 

Ticket prices

Adult  £3.50
Child (under 16) £2.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £10

You can pre-book your tickets below or purchase, on the day, from the Gift Shop. 

Book here! 




Can I film or take pictures in the Abbey Tales? 

Visitors to Abbey Tales are welcome to take photographs and short videos for personal use during their visit, and indeed, we always love to see your posts on social media. 

Tag us in! #ruffordabbeytales





Opening hours

Opening hours

What are your Opening hours?

Winter opening: 10am - last admission at 3pm
Summer opening: 10am - last admission at 4pm  







Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Users

The attraction is wheelchair accessible but not suitable for mobility scooters. Once you arrive, please speak to a member of our team who will give you additional information on how to access the attraction. 

Guide dogs 

Guide dogs are allowed. 

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