Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Rufford Old Hall

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Rufford Old Hall with Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join us on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 3 - 19 December to enjoy as part of your visit. Trail packs are £2 each.

There's a lot to get done in winter! Become Percy’s helper for the day, stepping into his wellies while he’s busy. Working with Percy’s animal friends, you can carry out some winter tasks based around helping nature, noticing what’s around, and looking after animals and habitats. You will follow clues and a note from Percy to find lost items and help get the tasks done. There will also be some fun and games along the way. And at the end, you'll get a prize which will help you to do your bit for nature at home.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
    £2.00
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Rufford Old Hall

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
1 adult, 3 children max N/A £7.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

You no longer need to book to visit Rufford Old Hall. The garden, house and tea room are open Friday-Tuesday. As we continue to reopen the house, the first floor may be closed at short notice for staffing or conservation reasons.

 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Meeting point
Pick up a trail sheet from the Coach House
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. Some areas and paths in the garden and woodland can be a bit muddy at this time of year, so we'd recommend wearing some wellies!
Accessibility
Most paths and areas in the grounds are level access. Please the note the courtyard where the toilets and tea room's outdoor seating is located is fully cobbled and uneven.

Contact Info

Name
Rufford Old Hall
Email
ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01704 821254

Upcoming events

Art exhibition - Ilse Bogerd & Emma Ritson

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:30-16:00
Appreciate the artistic talents of two members of the Rufford Old Hall team in this special exhibition of photographs by Ilse Bogerd and paintings by Emma Ritson, presented in the Coach House and Great Hall.

Scarecrow Festival

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:30-16:30
This October half term, explore the grounds at Rufford to find a host of straw-filled characters with the theme 'heroes and inspiring people'.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Rufford Old Hall

Fri 03 Dec 2021
10:30-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Rufford Old Hall with Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.