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)

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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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)

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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.


Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF