Autumn days out at Dyffryn Gardens

Children enjoying the autumn leaves at Dyffryn Gardens

Get outdoors and enjoy vibrant autumn colour in the gardens.

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

"Autumn all around" family trail

Every day until 26 November, 10am to 3pm.

Normal admission prices apply, no booking needed. 

Embark on a sensory journey through the season at Dyffryn. Our family friendly trail engages all five senses to help you discover autumn in new and exciting ways. There's more than just bright autumn colour to see, hear the crunch of leaves, smell the rain on damp ground, touch the bark of the trees and learn about the seasonal foods you can eat at home. Come along to get absorbed in autumn and see what you can discover.


Autumn colour walks 

Every day until 26 November, 10am - 3pm. 

Normal admission prices apply, no booking needed. 

Watch a kaleidoscope of colour this season as we welcome cooler days in the gardens. This self-guided trail will take you through the Arboretum and Garden Rooms, where you can enjoy the incredible displays of autumnal colour and learn more about biodiversity and how we prepare our garden for winter. 


Hedgehog half term

23 October to 31 October, 10am to 3pm

Normal admission prices apply, no booking needed. 

We're celebrating the humble hedgehog this October half-term. Make some wild art in this self lead activity in the gardens. Snuffly, spiky and sleepy; hedgehogs make their home at Dyffryn. Make your very own hedgehog from nature, with a pine cone body and little twiggy legs, and see if you can spot the signs of real-life hedgehogs.