Opening hours and car parking charges

Winter season opening

Open every day.

  • park: 10am to 5pm 
  • car park: 10am to 5.30pm
  • shops and cafe: 10am to 4.30pm on weekdays and 10am - 5pm on weekends and Bank Holidays (Savile Restaurant 11am to 4.30pm)
  • visitor information point open daily, 10am to 5pm
  • abbey ruins, Undercroft and Maze will close earlier, approximately 5pm

Over the quieter winter period, some park outlets and areas may have reduced opening hours or close for short periods for annual maintenance.

Car parking

  • £3 car parking charge applies on the dates marked in green
  • £5 car parking charge applies on special event dates, marked in amber.

Season ticket

2016/17 car park season ticket [PDF] now on sale, priced £30. Valid from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. Covers two cars and can be used at both Rufford Abbey Country Park and Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre throughout the year. The season ticket also gives free parking on days when a special event car parking charge applies.

Season tickets can be bought from:

  • Rufford Abbey Country Park shops
  • Sherwood Forest Heritage shop
  • telephone: 01623 821310 (Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm).

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Winter weather

The park is an outdoor attraction but on rare occasions we do have to close the park due to snow and ice. 

Any closures will be listed on our disruptions page.

Contact us

telephone: 01623 821 338
email: rufford.park@nottscc.gov.uk 

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