A Taste of Autumn at Dunham Massey...

We want to celebrate all things autumn, so from 2 September until 15 November, we’re bringing a Taste of Autumn to Dunham. There will be something for foodies, wildlife lovers, walkers and much more.

Kicking off with Beer, Bangers & Cider on Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sept, there are many highlights throughout A Taste of Autumn season which you can find here...

Bright red acer trees in the garden at Dunham Massey in autumn

A garden for all seasons

The garden provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy crisp autumn days. Surround yourself with stunning autumn shades as brightly coloured foliage floods the garden. See the acers as they start turning colour and spot autumnal bulbs such as the cyclamen as they begin to bloom. Autumn also sees the popular katsura tree fill the garden with its candy floss aroma as its bright yellow leaves begin to drop.

A selection of beer made by Dunham Massey Brewing Company

Beer, Bangers and Cider...

Saturday 28—Sunday 29 October, 11am—4pm Get a pint of locally sourced beer or cider from Dunham Massey Brewing Company or Dunham Massey Apple Juice. Treat yourself to a venison sausage or burger whilst listening to music on the terrace.

" We are celebrating all things autumn over the coming weeks as many of you have told us wildlife spotting and autumnal colour makes this a very special time of year. A Taste of Autumn will showcase local produce on the wider estate and reveal some autumn rituals you may not know about. Personally, I am looking forward to trying this year's honey!"
- Jessica Webb, Visitor Experience Manager
Housekeeper Baking Dunham Massey 17

Short talks...

Join one of our short talks to find out about the Victorian tradition of afternoon tea in a talk from the Housekeeper Mrs Wood (10, 16 & 24 Sept, 7, 8, 22, & 23 Oct, 12.45pm, 2pm & 3pm). Or join our Victorian Butler Mr Tory as he teaches you a lesson in decorum and dining room etiquette (17 & 24 Sept, 7, 28 & 29 Oct and 4 & 5 Nov, 12pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm)

Children enjoying the half term trail

For Families: Hooty’s Autumn Festival Trail 

Tues 5 Sept – Wed 15 Nov, 10.30am—5pm Follow Hooty’s special trail around the garden to find out all about this autumn festival. Solve the trail and collect your prize at the end

For the full range of events and activities, have a look at our Taste of Autumn booklet here.

Normal admission applies at all events. Free for National Trust members. Additional charges and pre-booking applies for some events.