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Heritage Open Day 2024

Enjoy free entry for all to Rufford Old Hall on Saturday 7 September 2024.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Open from 10.30am-4.30pm, explore the magnificent Tudor house, enjoy delectable delights in the Victorian tea-room and wander around the beautiful grounds.

Throughout the day we will also be joined by Red Rose Woodturning Club who will be demonstrating the art and craft of using hand-held tools on a wood lathe, turning a piece of wood into an object. They’ll also be the chance to purchase some of these wonderful handcrafted pieces created by members of the Red Rose Woodturning Club, in the Courtyard here at Rufford Old Hall.

In September, the garden and woodland will be starting to show its autumnal colours. Take a walk through the woodland and along the canal, relax in the Courtyard and formal gardens or take the little ones to burn off some energy on a balance bike, available to borrow from the Coach House.

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Upcoming events

Event

Outside Talk - History & Geography of Rufford Old Hall 

Come for a free guided walk with volunteer Anne, as she shares her knowledge on the history and geography of Rufford Old Hall and the surrounding area.

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26 Apr to 17 May 2024
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11:30 to 12:30
+ 7 other dates or times
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Outdoor Theatre - Little Women 

An uplifting and heartfelt tale of the March sisters’ journey into adulthood and all the trials and triumphs that come with it, Little Women features authentic costuming and a beautiful musical score.

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5 Jul 2024
at
19:00 to 21:00
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Summer of Play 

Come out to play with your friends and family this summer. Between 26 July - 01 September embark on your next adventure in nature at Rufford Old Hall.

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26 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
+ 27 other dates or times
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Outdoor Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Let yourself be whisked away on an enchanting journey to the most magical of forests and meet bewitched lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players.

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9 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 21:00