What are the opening times of The Great Food and Drink Festivals?

The Great Food and Drink Festivals open from 10am until 5pm.

Do you take credit cards?

Unfortunately, most of the exhibitors on site will be taking cash, so please ensure that you bring cash with you to the event.

Can I bring alcohol into the festival?

Unfortunately, not! But the good news is there are several alcoholic drink outlets on-site.

Can I bring my dog?

Guide dogs are permitted to all of our events. Other pet dogs can attend Rufford Abbey and Newstead Abbey 

Is there anything for children to do?

There are plenty for children to do at our events, including Punch and Judy shows, soft play areas and more!

Guests with Disabilities

 As we believe treating all people fairly the full admission rate will be charged. 

Guests who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket. 

 However, the guest with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price. Please show the relevant paperwork at the ticket kiosk when you buy or collect your ticket.

 Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter (dated within the last 12 months).

 Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 12 months).

 A current and valid Blue Badge.

 Letter from GP or consultant (dated within the last 12 months) confirming the need for a full time carer.

This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis. (Unfortunately we will not be able to issue carers tickets without seeing the above documentation.)