Sports on the Orchard Paddock

Every day during the summer holidays, take your pick from our free sports equipment box on the Orchard Paddock and get playing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get stuck in to quick cricket, tennis, rounders and croquet with our free sports box on the Orchard Paddock. Have a rummage and see which game takes your fancy, before you set up and play to your hearts content.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Rufford Old Hall

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.23 £4.75
Family £26.20 £23.75
Family 1 Adult N/A £14.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.03
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.51

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...

The garden, house and tea-room are open Fridays-Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday).

 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Orchard Paddock

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Sports on the Orchard Paddock

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:30-16:00
Every day during the summer holidays, take your pick from our free sports equipment box on the Orchard Paddock and get playing.

Balance bike obstacle course

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
Bring your little ones to zoom around a balance bike obstacle course.

SOLD OUT - Guided bat walk

Wed 17 Aug 2022
20:30-22:00
Go on a twilight tour of Rufford's grounds with our friendly bat expert to discover and spot the different bat species that call this place home.

Soft archery for families

Fri 26 Aug 2022
13:30-16:00
Bring your little ones to have a go at soft archery on 22 & 23 July and 8, 9, 26 & 27 August, 1.30-4pm.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2022
10:30-16:30
Enjoy free entry to Rufford Old Hall as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme.