Autumn half-term at Dyffryn Gardens 2019

Children enjoying the autumn leaves at Dyffryn Gardens

We are still working on our plans for half term and we will update this page with details soon. Any information on this page is out of date and refers to half term last year.

As the magnificent autumn colour begins its transformation of towering trees in the arboretum and the kitchen garden provides another bountiful harvest, celebrate the very best of what this vibrant season has to offer with a half-term full of pumpkins, garden activities and unforgettable moments.

Autumn apprentice trail

27 October to 4 November, 10am to 3pm.

Normal admission prices apply.

Have you got what it takes to be a Dyffryn gardener? Have a go at some autumnal garden jobs this half term and see if you could keep up. We've got 5 tasks for you to complete. Help our gardeners to rake up piles of beautiful autumnal leaves (and jump in if no one's watching) and identify some trees by their bark and shape. We'll keep you busy all day, just don't forget your wellies!


Pumpkin carving

27- 31 October, 11am to 3pm

£4 per pumpkin. Normal admission prices also apply.

Get creative and create your very own pumpkin ready for Halloween this autumn. We will have stencils, carving sets and helpers on hand to get you started.


Cook on a campfire

2 November, 12 noon to 3pm.

£2 per child. Normal admission prices also apply. 

Get back to nature this autumn as you cook on the campfire in the arboretum. Pick up your s'more kit from the Snack Shack and toast your own marshmallows to squish between two delicious chocolatey biscuits.Gluten free biscuits and vegetarian marshmallows will be available.