Rufford Abbey Country Park Adventure Play Area

(Car park opens at 9.00am and the Abbey courtyard is locked at 5.30pm - summer / 4.30pm - winter)

Our Adventure Play Area is open all year round offering children the opportunity to play, explore and have their own mini adventure. 

With the Abbey Ruins mounted on top of a play hill with climbing nets, slides and tunnels the park offers play for all, including the grownups who want to play along with their little ones. 

We also offer equipment for smaller children, with a sand pit, swings and a roundabout.  Along with a double zip wire for the older children. 

The Play are is open all year round and is free to use! 

Facilities:

  • The Hut - a small takeaway cafe situated on the Play Area. Open from 11 on weekends/every day in the school holidays. Weather dependant. Complimentary Wifi.

  • Accessible footpaths to the Play Area (1.2m or wider and ramps.)

  • Changing facilities for both babies and adults situated in our Abbey Courtyard toilets, approx 260m from the play area.

  • Picnic benches/accessible picnic benches throughout play area.

  • Range of catering facilities on site to sit all tastes

Facility benefits

  • Engages the Six Senses (Sight, proprioception, vestibular, touch, smell and sound.)

  • Encourages individual and quiet play, imaginative and social play (woodlands - plants), physical play (sliding, swinging, climbing, rolling and spinning opportunities.)

  • Historically themed play area reflecting timelines from our most famous monarchs. (A ship themed climbing frame relating to pirates and seafaring under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and an oversized throne inspired by Edward VI.)

  • Free to use ( NB parking charges apply.)

  • Safety surfacing around swings and wheelspin roundabout.

Play Equipment:

 

  • Wheelspin Roundabout

  • Balancing climbing frame

  • Tunnels

  • Slides

  • Bridges

  • Rockery Ruins 

  • Climbing areas 

  • Netting

  • Ladders

  • Climbing,balancing and hammock ropes

  • Fireman’s pole

  • Chime Cascade

  • Swings, baby swing and tyre swing

  • Sandpit and sand flooring around some equipment

  • Zip Wire

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Contact us today on: 01623 821338

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds:   Dawn to dusk
  • Visitor Information:   10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Gift Shop:   10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Coach House Cafe:   10.00am - 5pm (4.30pm winter)
  • Lord Savile's Kitchen:   Wed to Sun 12 Noon - 3.00pm


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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.

Address

Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF

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