Autumn half-term at Dyffryn Gardens

Dust off those wellies and kick start your autumn adventures with family fun activities this October half-term at Dyffryn.

As the magnificent autumn colour begins its transformation of the 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, scarecrows and unforgettable moments.

Scarecrow Making

Saturday 28 October – Friday 3 November
10am - 4pm
Self-led activitiy
Normal admission prices apply
Bring your own old clothes and accessories to make your scarecrow

Do you think you and your friends or family have what it takes to make the best Dyffryn scarecrow this autumn half-term? Bring old clothes and stuffing to create a masterpiece for our scarecrow making competition. The winner will be announced during our Wood Craft Fair on 4 and 5 November and will be used to look after our growing vegetables.

A scarecrow in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Dyffryn
A scarecrow in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Dyffryn

Pumpkin Carving

Saturday 28 October – Tuesday 31 October
11am – 3pm
South Front, outside Dyffryn House
£4 per pumpkin | Normal admission prices apply

Get creative and create your very own jack-o'-lantern ready for Hallowe'en this autumn. We will have stencils, carving sets and helpers on hand to get you started.

Pumpkin carving at Dyffryn Gardens
Pumpkin carving at Dyffryn Gardens

Soup Kitchen

Saturday 28 October – Friday 3 November
12pm – 2pm
The Gallery cafe
Normal admission prices apply

Keep warm this autumn and try our very own home-grown produce with free tasters of war time soup and ersatz coffee from our catering team at the Gallery cafe.

Make it Monday

Monday 30 October
12pm – 2:30pm
Normal admission prices apply

Whatever the weather, create unforgettable moments with the family this autumn half-term. On 30th October, join us by getting crafty and creative for our popular Make it Monday in the Morning Room of Dyffryn House.