A magical family Christmas at Rufford Old Hall

Start a new tradition at Rufford Old Hall this Christmas by joining us for our magical festive events, warming treats in the Tea Room or a simple stroll through a winter wonderland steeped in history.

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.

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

Make a day of it and gather your friends to enjoy some festive treats in the Victorian Tea Room or book a group visit to include a private tour of the house.

Father Christmas in the snow at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Visit Father Christmas in his grotto

Father Christmas has swapped the North Pole for Rufford Old Hall and is joining us on Saturdays and Sundays in December. Step into the Great Hall and hear a festive story as you prepare to meet St. Nick. Tickets must be booked in advance and always sell out fast so book yours now.

A selection of gifts for enjoying the outdoors from the National Trust Shop Online

Do a little Christmas shopping

With our special range of Rufford-inspired products, the shop is a great place to find unique and thoughtful presents for your loved ones this Christmas. Stock up on treats or find that perfect treasure to make someone's Christmas Day one to remember - there's something to suit all stockings here.

A mince pie and a cup of coffee

Warm up in the Tea Room

Escape the cold and step in the Victorian Tea Room for a warming drink and mince pie. Whether you bring a friend or the whole family, it's the perfect place to hibernate and enjoy delicious festive treats.