For families

Tractor rides

Tours and talks © Sophie Thomas

Tours and talks

Every Wednesday at 12.30pm, we run a tractor trailer tour into the cattle field so you can get a closer look at our iconic breed of ancient White Park Cattle. Our experienced stockman will answer any questions you have about these magnificent animals and tell you myths and legends that surround them. There are some characters in the herd and they'll often come up to say hello, but watch out for those horns.

Weather permitting, wheelchair accessible and free to all National Trust members.

Tracker packs

What will they find in their nets? © David Bailey

What will they find in their nets?

Pick up a tracker pack from our Visitor Centre and go and explore what our wonderful National Nature Reserve has to offer. You never know what you might find.

Hands on house

Have a go at being a butler for the day © David Bailey

Have a go at being a butler for the day

Unlike some places we welcome our visitors to touch our artefacts, play our piano and try on our costumes. You can even have a go at being a butler for the day and polish boots or iron shirts in the basement of Newton House.

We run a hidden house tour every day at 2.30pm. Free to all National Trust members.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watch at the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales © Alison Cross, National Trust

Wildlife watch at the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales

We have many purpose built hides so you can sit and watch the stunning array of wildlife at Dinefwr - the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales.

During the summer months, we hold badger watch evenings in the deer park. It's fascinating to watch these illusive mammals in their natural habitat. Call 01558 824512 for more details.

Play area

Let off some steam in our natural playground © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Let off some steam in our natural playground

We have a wooden play area on the estate. It's always popular with the kids and is a great place to give mum and dad a break.

Picnics in the parkland

An ideal place for a picnic © NTPL/Paul Harris

An ideal place for a picnic

What better place to lay down your picnic blanket than the only parkland National Nature Reserve in Wales? Stop beneath a 400-year-old oak tree or next to a flower rich hay meadow and watch the world go by. There are some designated picnic benches on the estate too, just ask at the Visitor Centre for details.

Food and facilities

Delicious homemade tea room roulade © Keith Morris

Delicious homemade tea room roulade

Fill your bellies at Maryellen's tearoom situated in the old billiard room at Newton House. You’ll get great service and great seasonal meals.

There is also a refreshments cabin in the visitor car park, and toilets and baby changing facilities on site.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

We've launched a nationwide challenge to encourage sofa-bound children to leap outdoors and enjoy classic adventures like building dens and tracking wild animals.

Dinefwr's top 5 from the 50 things list

  • Look inside a tree
  • Track wild animals
  • Climb a huge hill
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Roll down a really big hill

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