Fun for families at Rufford Old Hall

Child playing in the Great Hall at Rufford

There are plenty of activities on offer to entertain little ones and big kids alike, no matter the season. Explore the gardens and woods for family outdoor adventures or discover fascinating stories and objects inside the historic house... there is always something new to see and do.

Our opening times vary across the year, so make sure to check here before you visit. Entry to Rufford Old Hall is free to National Trust members and unders 5s. Normal property admission prices can be viewed here.

Top things for families to see and do
Children den building

Tick off your '50 things' list

Rufford is the perfect place to tick off your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list, whether it's making mud pies (No.13), finding your way with a map (No.45) or making a home for bugs (No.36). Grab a guide from Reception and start your adventure.

Quick cricket on Rufford Old Hall's paddock

Free sports on the Orchard Paddock

Get stuck in to quick cricket, tennis, rounders and croquet with our free sports box on the Orchard Paddock. Have a rummage and see which game takes your fancy, before you set up and play to your hearts content. There's lots of space to run about here.

Dressing up in armour at Rufford Old Hall Lancashire

Play pretend in the Great Hall 

Don't forget to step inside our Tudor house, filled with treasures and fascinating stories. Inside the Great Hall, you will find magnificent suits of armour that will really get children's imaginations flowing. They can even pretend to be Tudor ladies and gentlemen for the day!

Children riding balance bikes

Get set to ride a balance bike at Rufford Old Hall

Will you be able to keep up with your children once they’ve learnt to cycle? Grab one of our free balance bikes and set out on a two-wheeled adventure.