Scarecrow Festival

This October half term, explore the grounds at Rufford to find a host of straw-filled characters with the theme 'heroes and inspiring people'.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our popular Scarecrow Festival returns this autumn and this year, we're celebrating the people who are important to us. Scarecrows have been created by people from the local community as well as staff and volunteers.

Between Friday 15 and Sunday 31 October, take a stroll around the garden and woodland to see if you can find them all. It's free to enjoy as part of your visit.

Please note the trail won't be happening on 20, 21, 27 and 28 October as Rufford Old Hall will be fully closed.

Prices

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

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.