Fun for families at Rufford Old Hall

Children following a trail at Rufford Old Hall

We've got plenty to entertain little ones and big kids alike in all weathers. Inside there's the choice between house trails and activity sheets and if the weather is clement the great outdoors awaits too!

Garden games

Explore the gardens and see how many mini beasts you can find. Hire a bug hunting kit from reception and tick off No.31 on your 50 Things list.

Challenge your family to a game of chess or croquet on the lawn and become a garden game champion.

Build a home from home

The woodland is a natural play area where you can let you imagination run wild. Deep in the woods discover lots of natural items to build the perfect den.

Become a detective

Come and discover lots of fun facts about the house and the families that lived here. Pick up a free trail as you enter the house.

Family facilities

  • House trail
  • Baby changing
  • Children's menu
  • Picnic areas
  • Seasonal trails (during holiday time)
  • High chairs available in the tea-room
  • Colour-in activity sheets in the tea-room