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

18 November - 7 January, 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
Closed 25 and 26 December

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.

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 and 10 December
- 16 and 17 December

£5 per child / present.

Booking details announced soon.

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

As well as helping Father Christmas, the elves will be lending a hand in our cafes, serving delicious festive treats and having some fun along the way.

Breakfast with the Elves

- 9 and 10 December
- 16 and 17 December

Booking details announced soon.

Keep an eye out for more information regarding our new Christmas Fun and Games with the Elves in the Gallery cafe. Expect colouring, games and party food on a banquet style table.

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.

Spectrum singers on the mock-minstrels gallery

Christmas carol concert with Spectrum Singers

Get in to the festive spirit and join us for a beautiful concert with Spectrum singers in our Great Hall on Friday 8 December, 7:30pm - 9:15pm. There will be interval refreshments served in the Morning Room for you to enjoy. Tickets available to purchase soon.

We are also offering you the chance to learn a new skill this festive season with a cake decorating class in our garden café. Alongside our talented team, you will be able to make your own creative masterpiece and take it home to impress friends and family.