Things to see & do

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October half-term events

As well as our day-to-day offering of the Old Lodge natural play area, tracker packs and dressing up room, there's a host of events on during the school holidays. Go bird watching, catch a creepy crawly, build a spooky stick skeleton or join us on a welly walk.

This month, you can...

  • Experience the vibrant autumn colour in the garden and park
  • Spot some of our 185-strong herd of fallow deer in the park
  • Find out how we're preparing the 17th-century house for the roof project
  • Tick off some more of your 50 things list at Old Lodge natural play area
  • Learn more about Mr Blathwayt's lost garden with a guided behind-the-scenes tour
  • Take part in our Halloween trick or treat trail and other spooky activities

Deer rutting season

October marks the start of deer rutting season, when our bucks battle it out for the top spot. Take part in one of our daily guided deer park walks to learn more about the natural wonder and possibly even see it in action.

Dyrham at war exhibition

Don't miss our new exhibition in the main house, Dyrham at War. Discover Dyrham's lost heroes of the First World War, including Major Henry Wynter Blathwayt, who would have inherited Dyrham Park.

Dyrham Park roof project and appeal

We're about to embark on a £3.5m major conservation project to replace our leaking roof. Work is set to start early 2015 and we as a property need to raise £500,000 towards the overall cost. We plan to remain open during the project.