Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens

Join the festivities at Dyffryn over the holidays as we celebrate traditions past and present with a new magical 12 Days of Christmas display and family fun events over the winter season.

12 Days of Christmas Trail

Dates: 18 November - 7 January*
Time: 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
*Closed 25 and 26 December
Normal admission prices apply

Launch weekend - 18 and 19 November

See what you can discover on the new 12 Days of Christmas Trail at Dyffryn Gardens
See what you can discover on the new 12 Days of Christmas Trail at Dyffryn Gardens

The popular winter trail is back, but with a difference. A new magical display will be placed around the gardens bringing the much loved Christmas carol to life.

Take a 12 Days of Christmas trail sheet and sing your way around the gardens as you marvel at the new family fun display.

Our launch weekend on 18th and 19th November is set to be an extra festive experience, so see what magical memories you will make this winter season with the National Trust. You might even get to see a very special guest around the gardens from 12pm - 2pm.

Visit Father Christmas and his Elves

Father Christmas is kindly taking time away from his busy schedule with a few of his helpers to meet lots of boys and girls in Dyffryn House.

Would you like to share your Christmas wish list with the special man in red in person? Make sure to book your visit in advance on one of the dates available to avoid disappointment.


9, 10 December (SOLD OUT)

16, 17 December (SOLD OUT)

Price: £5 per child / present
Normal admission prices apply

Booking essential: Call 02920 590813

Father Christmas will be visiting us to give your family a magical Christmas
Father Christmas standing in a doorway of Dyffryn House

Breakfast with the Elves


9 December (SOLD OUT)

10 December (SOLD OUT)

16 December (SOLD OUT)

17 December (SOLD OUT)

Time: 9am - 10am
Prices: £7.95 per child / £10.95 per adult

Enjoy a cooked breakfast, play games and do some colouring with our Elves in the Garden's Café. Adults get free refills of tea and coffee and every child receives a gift.

Soak up the festive spirit

Escape the tinsel-decked chaos of the high street and admire the beautifully adorned Dyffryn House with its Christmas trees, mistletoe and twinkling lights.


You can pick out a few special Christmas presents for loved ones from our Gift Shop, which will also be open until 7:45pm for a spot of late night shopping on the evening of our popular Christmas concert on 8 December.