Advance Tickets have a 15% saving off the Full Price and are only bookable online the day before the event!

  New and Exciting for 2020!

  Returning with new illuminations along the magical trail around Rufford’s stunning grounds. Gaze at the garden of Glowing Spheres. 

  Walk through the Kaleidoscope of Colour and marvel at the flickering Field of Fire!



   After-Dark Adventure!

   Captain your own ship and scale the castle walls as you explore the night-time wonder of the amazing Adventure Play Area.

   Surprising Sculptures, Meteors, Moroccan Lanterns and much much more!



   Eats and Treats!

   Sip delicious night-time warmers of Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate as you follow this magical trail around these beautiful grounds.

   Tuck into scrumptious hot food in the Adventure Play Area and the Abbey Courtyard.



   Dates and Timings

   29 – 31 October, 1, 5 – 8, 12 – 15 November

   Entry Times from 5.30pm to 7.00pm

   Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots every half hour. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to   enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light. When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at your chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and not transferable.

A typical walk will take approximately 60 – 75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.

Sadly only assistance dogs are allowed as the trail goes through the Adventure Play Area.


Tickets & Booking

(Free Car Parking)



You can book with confidence for our Spectacle of Light illuminated trail.  Be assured that the safety and well-being of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include:

  • Reducing the number of tickets on sale within each time slot from previous years, to allow visitors more space
  • Restricting the numbers of tickets in any one booking to 6.
  • Revising the trail route to one-way and reducing the chance of pinch points to manage visitor flow.
  • Additional cleaning and having hand sanitisation stations where appropriate
  • Catering facilities are being designed to allow social distancing

In the unlikely situation that we need to cancel the whole event, you can transfer your ticket to the following year, or get a full refund.

To book disabled, assistance and carer tickets please email with your preferred date and time. Sadly only assistance dogs are allowed as the trail goes through the Adventure Play Area. 

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

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