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.
- Event ticket prices
|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:
|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.
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.
- Suitable for all ages.