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Daily Parking Pass

We have listened to your feedback, and from Tuesday 1st June we will be changing the way we manage our car parks here at Rufford. 

There will no longer be a need to pre-book your car park space in our main Abbey car park. Spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis and you can arrive when you wish during our opening hours. You can follow us on Facebook for regular, daily updates. 

We appreciate that some of you will still want to plan your day, so with this in mind, you will still be able to pre-book a space at Rufford Mill car park at either 10am or 1pm and you can stay all day if you would like. 

If you have a space pre-booked with us already for the Abbey Car Park from the 1st June, please dont worry as your booking with us will still be honoured. 

The car parking cost is £5 which greatly assists us with the day to day running costs of the park.

Daily parking passes are available with two different time slots for arrival, between 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Please ensure you book your tickets before 9am on the day you wish to arrive. You can arrive at anytime within your booking slot and your ticket is valid for all day parking. 

If you cannot book online due to all slots being sold out, or the option is no longer available on the date and slot of your choice, then car parking is still payable by card only on entrance to the park both at the Abbey end and Mill end entrance.

To assist our staff please have your online payment email receipt ready for checking as you enter the park. We have made these changes to avoid people congregating in the areas around parking machines or needing to handle cash. If you pay on site via one of our onside outlets please have your receipt ready for checking on exit to the park.

Please note we do have limited car park capacity so there may be occasions that the park is closed but we endeavour to reopen as soon as spaces become available.


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Mill End 10:00 - 13:00


Mill End 13:00 - 16:00


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Contact us today on: 01623 677688

Business Hours

  • Park Grounds:   Dawn to dusk
  • Visitor Information:   10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Gift Shop:   10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Coach House Cafe:   10:00am to 4pm

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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