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School visits

Enquiries and bookings

For all enquiries about school visits to Rufford Abbey Country Park or Craft Centre please contact Helen Ackroyd, Arts Education and Outreach Officer.

Tel: 01623 821 312

Email: artsadmin@nottscc.gov.uk

Coach parking at Rufford Abbey Country Park is free all year round.

Photo of trees at Rufford.

Rufford Abbey Country Park has a lot to offer, from environmental activities to craft sessions.

There is also an excellent set of leaders' packs and trail leaflets available, relating to Rufford's outdoor sculpture trail and to the Craft Centre.


Rufford Craft Centre offers both artist-led craft sessions and self led arts activities for schools.

The range of creative workshops on offer cater for all abilities, and are led by practising artists, exploring creativity outside the classroom.


We regret that we are not currently able to offer ranger led or self led environmental activities at Rufford Abbey Country Park. Why not visit our Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre pages for details of education days and activities in nearby Sherwood Forest.


A teachers' pack called 'Routes into the Past' is available to support local history studies. It can be purchased from the visitor centre for £7, or we can post a copy out for an additional £2. Please call us for details on tel: 01623 821 328.

Sherwood Forest

We also welcome school visits at nearby Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve.

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