Things to see & do

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What's on

Walking in wellies

Join us for lots of talks and activities. From stargazing evenings, welly week and lecture lunches to free entry days we have plenty to keep you entertained.

See our events page for more information. 


Top plants in October

Come and see the autumn colour in our Arboretum © Louise Washington

  • Curly kale in the kitchen gardens
  • Paper bark maple in the Arboretum
  • Horse chestnuts producing conkers
  • Japanese maple in the west garden


Things to do

  • Walking in wellies © Guy Harrop

    Go on a welly walk

    Grab your most colourful wellies for a wonderfully wet walk.

  • Grab a good book to read in our newly finished Red Library © National Trust Beatrix Potter Collection 2014

    Read a book

    Snuggle up on the sofa in our newly finished Red Library.

  • Pick up some conkers to play with your friends © National Trust Beatrix Potter Collection 2014

    Collect conkers

    We have several horse chestnuts for you to collect conkers.

Arboretum in autumn

Little girl enjoying the autumn colour in the Arboretum © John Miller

Little girl enjoying the autumn colour in the Arboretum

Enjoy a crisp autumn walk in our huge arboretum and see the vibrant colours of the Limes, Maples and Horse Chestnuts. A great way to stretch the legs with family and friends.

All you adventurers should bring wellies to explore the squelchiest bits, but there is a shorter tarmac path for families using buggies and wheelchairs.

The gardens are open 7 days a week throughout the year, see our opening times.

Stallholders wanted

Christmas celebrations © National Trust Images/Nadia Mackenzie

6,7 and 13,14 Dec
We are looking for stallholders to exhibit at our Christmas fair. If you or someone you know might be interested please email us for an application form.

The house

Explore the Great Hall at Dyffryn Gardens © Tony Hadland

Explore the large Victorian mansion set within the gardens, the house is unfurnished so offers a great way to appreciate the architecture, fireplaces and ceilings.

Red Library

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop © National Trust

We have just finished moving our second hand book corner into the Red Library. You can now enjoy the room as it was intended and while away an afternoon with a good book.