Things to see & do

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Magical Family Christmas

  • Visit Father Christmas in his grotto, see the house fully open for the first time and decorated for Christmas.
  • Discover Tudor traditions in the Great Hall with a feast suitable for the lord and lady of the manor.
  • Make a Christmas card to send to someone dear and make an origami decoration for your Christmas tree
  • Join local choirs singing carols on selected dates
  • On Sat 20 and Sun 21 Dec meet the festive donkeys and go for a ride in the paddock.
  • Normal admission applies £4 visit to Father Christmas (includes gift)

Make sure you visit Father Christmas at Rufford Old Hall! © National Trust

Make sure you visit Father Christmas at Rufford Old Hall!

Rufford Old Hall’s House Steward Lynne Mills with marchpane sweets © National Trust/David Jones

Rufford Old Hall’s House Steward Lynne Mills with marchpane sweets

Rufford’s cook, Carla Maloco putting the finishing touches to mince pies © National Trust/David Jones

Rufford’s cook, Carla Maloco putting the finishing touches to mince pies

No Victorian Christmas was complete without sugar mice © National Trust/David Jones

No Victorian Christmas was complete without sugar mice

Tours and talks

Discover new places

Discover new places

We have talks every day inside the house where you can discover the Hesketh family romances and the history of the magnificent Tudor Great Hall. We also run garden tours during the weekend. Please contact us for dates and times

Group talks and specialised talks

Rufford Old Hall can offer a bespoke talk to your group at Rufford Old Hall or a venue of your choice. 

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