Besom Making

Make your own mini Besom as part of our half-term activities! £3 per besom. Normal admission fees to the property apply.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join our garden team and make your very own traditional broomstick.


Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
    Besom Making
View admission charges
Rufford Old Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.50
Child £4.75 £4.25
Family £23.75 £21.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.50

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
£3 per besom
Assistance dogs are welcome.
This event is incredibly popular, so please be aware the event may run out of materials! So come in early to ensure you get to pick up your besom! Pick up your tickets from the Reception area upon arrival.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2017 13:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Rufford Old Hall
Call 01704 821254

Upcoming events

Scarecrow Festival

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Come and see some weird and wonderful scarecrows on display around the grounds.

Besom Making

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Make your own mini Besom as part of our half-term activities! £3 per besom. Normal admission fees to the property apply.

Harvest Sports Day

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Gather your team and join us for a fun day on the Paddock.

Cook on a Campfire

Sun 05 Nov 2017
Cosy up to the warm fire and cook some treats

A Magical Family Christmas

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Festive fun at Rufford Old Hall. Visit the House decorated for a traditional Christmas, ride a donkey, listen to carols and visit the grotto. Enjoy a festive treat in the Tea Room and visit the Shop to pick up a Christmas gift or two.