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The winners of the Poppy Canvas Competition are: Jude for FS, Chase for KS1 and Oliviah for KS2. Well done to all entrants and thank you to our Friends from the Royal British Legion for having the awful task of having to judge the competition.

What's On?

What's on in the local and surrounding areas?




Santa's Grotto


 Saturday 17 November - Sunday 23 December 2018 11am to 4pm 


Write your list and check it twice as Santa will know if you have been naughty or nice! Come along and visit the main man himself at our famous Christmas Grotto.

Every Saturday and Sunday up until 23rd December.
Doors open 11am, last entry at 4.00pm  
Location: Rufford Abbey Stables, The Gallery 
Cost: £5 per child (includes gift)




Santa Paws


Sleigh bells ring are you listening... Santa Paws is coming to town!

 Rufford Abbey Country Park!

Treat your friendly pooch to a festive experience with a difference at Rufford Abbey Country Park.

Meet Santa Paws himself and each fur baby will receive a treat.

£5 per visit (a donation will be given to the local dog shelter)

Located in the Orangery, no pre booking required.

Dates:  Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th December - open all day from 10.30am.

Last entry at 3.30pm

Christmas Elf Trail


Abbie and Eric are back again this year for our Christmas Elf Trail!

Our head elf Abbie Peppermint Glitterpants and her naughty sidekick Eric are tired after working so hard to prepare for Christmas and they need your help to bring their Christmas sparkle back by finding all the items that make the festive season so special.

Trail sheets are available from Visitor Information, no pre-booking required.

You can take part in  the Christmas Elf Trail on Saturday 1st December to Sunday 6th January 2019 from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Rufford Abbey Country Park.

The cost for the Elf Trail is £1.00.