A Magical Family Christmas at Rufford Old Hall

Start a new tradition at Rufford Old Hall this Christmas.

What makes Christmas time so special? It's the family traditions which bring everyone together. So gather up your family and friends, wrap up warm and start by adding your wish to the wishing tree, meeting Father Christmas or taking a ride on a donkey!

Soak up the atmosphere in the Tudor Great Hall and listen to live music on Saturday 1 December with Bolton Parish Church Hand Bell Ringers, put on your dancing shoes on Saturday 15 December as you are invited to join in the dancing with Regency Rejigged in the Great Hall who this time will be in Victorian / Edwardian costume to lead us in lively dances from the Victorian period and join in with carol singing on Sunday 16 December with the Celebration Choir.

If you'd like to learn how our decorations are made, why not book a place on our Christmas Decorating Workshop on Friday 14 December? It's the perfect way in get in to the Christmas spirit with a guided tour of the house and festive lunch to get inspiration before making your own wreath to take home!

Rufford Old Hall can be very busy at weekends, especially when Father Christmas is visiting so we recommend visiting Thursdays and Fridays if you are able.

Why not make a day of it and gather your friends and enjoy some festive treats in the tea room or book a group visit to include a private tour of the house.

Meet Father Christmas

Father Christmas has swapped the North Pole for Rufford Old Hall and is joining us on Saturdays and Sundays in December. Tickets must be booked in advance and sell out fast so book yours here.

Do a little Christmas Shopping

With our special range of Rufford-inspired products our shop is a great place to find a present with a difference, perfect for any arts & crafts lover.

Fancy a little warming festive tipple?

Step in the Tea Room for a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.