Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire Tudor Great Hall

A fine Tudor building, the home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history.

Scarecrow festival at Rufford

Scarecrow Festival at Rufford Old Hall 

See Rufford's garden and woodland transformed by our annual Scarecrow Festival between 19 October and 3 November. Follow the trail and be prepared to meet some colourful characters!

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Outdoor Tai Chi

Wed 25 Sep 2019
10:00-11:00
Embrace the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors this autumn with our Tai Chi sessions on the beautiful South Lawn.

Magic Show

Sun 29 Sep 2019
13:30-16:00
Join our resident Magician for a spell binding treat.

Guided Walks

Mon 30 Sep 2019
14:00-15:00
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk.

Scarecrow festival

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
The gardens at Rufford Old Hall will come alive for our annual scarecrow festival this year themed as literary characters.

Christmas Grotto - 7 & 8 Dec

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:45-11:00
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Rufford Old Hall inside the House. Bring your list and let him know your Christmas wishes and enjoy a donkey ride in the grounds.

Christmas Grotto - 14 & 15 Dec

Sat 14 Dec 2019
10:45-11:00
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at Rufford Old Hall inside the House. Bring your list and let him know your Christmas wishes and enjoy a donkey ride in the grounds.
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Eating and shopping

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Groups

Visitors in the Great Hall at Rufford Old Hall

Organise a group visit 

The perfect place for a group trip, we'll work with you to ensure your visit is the very best experience.

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Weddings

Rufford Old Hall is a beautiful venue for a wedding

Get married in style and elegance 

Choose Rufford Old Hall for your special day and enjoy the classic atmosphere of this historic house and its picturesque gardens.

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Get involved

A volunteer with visitors in the Tudor Great Hall

Become a volunteer 

Take a look at current volunteer opportunities, the benefits of getting involved and how to join the team.

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Wildlife

Peacock Butterfly

Nature Trail at Rufford Old Hall 

See if you can spot some bugs, butterflies or bees on our nature trail around the gardens!

Volunteer beekeepers tending a hive

Queen Bees at Rufford Old Hall 

Bees are essential to a healthy environment and at Rufford Old Hall we have three hives with new queens, that are from our own stock of bees.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Rufford Old Hall on the National Trust Collections website