This event has now finished for 2019

Watch this space for our event in 2020

Spectacle of Light at Rufford Abbey

Watch this space for our event in 2020

The Magical After-Dark Adventure for all the Family!

Enjoy the beautiful illuminated trail around Rufford Abbey’s stunning gardens, marvelling at the majestic trees and romantic ruins.
Captain your own ship and scale the castle walls as you explore the night-time wonder of the new Adventure Play Area all lit under the stars.

Rufford Abbey Country Park Illuminated Sculptures

Magical Highlights!

An amazing kaleidoscope of illuminated parasols! A glorious garden of glowing spheres! Surprising sculptures, meteors,
Moroccan Lanterns and much much more!

Experience a spectacle of light with festive eats and treats

Eats and Treats!

Sip delicious night-time warmers of Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate as you follow this magical trail around these beautiful grounds. Tuck into scrumptious hot food in the Abbey Courtyard

What Last Year’s Visitors Have Said

What a lovely evening. Really well organised and lots to see. Walk around at your own pace and take in the brilliant light and sound show. Something magical for all the family


A breathtaking walk through an enchanted forest of light, colour and fantasy. Magical. A spectacular Spectacle of Light 💖


A great family evening out, which grandchildren and adults really enjoyed. Loved the river of lights and the brolly garden!


Rufford Abbey - spectacular lighting effects for all the family to enjoy
Rufford Abbey special lighting effects for Spectacle of Light
Rufford Abbey illuminated for Spectacle of Light

Dates & Timings

Watch this space for our event in 2020

Entry Times from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Each evening the Spectacle is a continuous experience with entry time slots every half hour. This is designed to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacle in the best possible light. When you book you can decide your time of entry subject to availability. It should be stressed that you must be at the entrance at your chosen time as tickets are only valid for that time and not transferable.

A typical walk will take approximately 60 – 75 minutes, although if you wish to stay longer you are very welcome.

Tickets & Booking

TicketsAdvance Tickets*On The Day Tickets**
Adult 16+£14.75£17.50
Child 3-15£9.00£11.00
Family 2+2£42.00£49.50
Under 3'sFreeFree
Car ParkingFreeFree
Free Car Parking

*Advance saving over 15% only bookable online or by phone 01623 821 338 (10.30am – 4.30pm)

**On the Day full price only bookable in person at Rufford Abbey from 5.30 onwards



Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF

Two miles south of Ollerton and 17 miles north of Nottingham on the A614 Nottingham to Doncaster road.

Car Parking is free.

A DB Partnership production with Rufford Abbey Country Park.

Further Information is available at

Or to find out more about Rufford Abbey’s Spectacle of Light contact us.

Book tickets online or by calling 01623 821 338