Get set to ride a Balance Bike at Rufford Old Hall

Children riding balance bikes in the park at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Will you be able to keep up with your children once they’ve learnt to cycle? Come along to Rufford Old Hall and borrow one of our free balance bikes – the perfect way to help your future cyclists learn how to ride, in beautiful, traffic free surroundings.

Lets get your future cyclists off to a great start

We’ve teamed up with British Cycling and HSBC UK to provide free balance bikes for our youngest visitors. Cycling is an important life skill, and a healthy way to explore outdoors. We want to help the next generation’s cyclists learn to ride, starting their lifelong love of cycling in beautiful natural surroundings.

Just turn up and ride

The balance bikes and helmets are available to hire from the Reception. You don’t need to book anything, and the balance bikes are free to use; just turn up and get going.


Follow the paths through the garden and explore Orchard Paddock on your bike.