Autumn at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey provides the perfect setting to enjoy everything autumn has to offer. Enjoy crisp walks surrounded by bright autumn colours and retreat indoors for cosy meals in the Stables Restaurant. Return for exciting events throughout the season from the Panasonic photography roadshow to special guided walks.

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 man and woman being taught to use a camera

Autumnal events 

Grab your camera and capture autumnal colours at the Panasonic Roadshow on 1 and 2 October. Meet photography experts, try the latest Lumix cameras, have your portrait taken or join a photography walk. Take part in special guided walks across the estate and join the rangers for a morning walk to discover Dunham’s deer and their annual rut. Get creative this autumn and spend time with family and friends at our Twigtwisters Willow Workshops. Check out our What’s On page for details of all of our upcoming events.

Distorted painting fill the Great Hall at Dunham Massey

Dunham’s Lost Years: a Victorian Tale of Love and Abandonment 

Experience the house before it closes for conservation on 30 October. Discover the story of the rebellious 7th Earl and his new wife, circus equestrienne Catharine Cox. See their story of love, status and scandal played out throughout the house and discover how they altered the course of Dunham’s history forever.

A mother and daughter watch the deer in the park at Dunham Massey in autumn

Family fun 

Enjoy outdoor family adventures this autumn. Grab your wellies and tick off some of your ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’- run around in the rain, play conkers, make a mud pie and build a den. Head to the garden to complete the activity trail and let your imagination run wild at the log pile. Return in half term to hear spooky stories and discover Dunham’s deer on a family rut walk.