Get set to ride a balance bike at Rufford Old Hall

Child riding a balance bike

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!

Explore on wheels

There are plenty of paths to follow through the gardens and the wide open space of the Orchard Paddock makes it a great place to ride around.

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.