Winter adventures at Dyffryn Gardens

A boy plays in the natural play area at Dyffryn Gardens

Create moments to remember as you explore the gardens this winter. With our seasonal trails to guide you, there’s plenty to see as you wander through the grounds.

We know Christmas is a special time of year at Dyffryn Gardens, and we can’t wait to welcome you for the winter season. Enjoy our winter trails, stop for a spot of Christmas shopping, or warm up with a bite to eat in the Gallery Café. The gardens will be open every day, except on the 25th and 26th December. 

Like many charities, we're facing unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, we're focussing on providing safe and enjoyable visits during an uncertain time over winter, and as such have made the decision not to hold Father Christmas events this season. We hope that you’ll join us as we watch the gardens transform with the seasons during this magical time, and very much appreciate your continued support.  

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

Dates: 4th December - 9th January, 10am - 4pm

Price: £2 per trail, in addition to normal admission fees

There’s a lot to do over winter in the gardens at Dyffryn, so Percy could do with a helping hand. Have a go at some winter tasks and activities around the gardens with Percy’s animal friends. A note from Percy will guide you on your way, and once you’ve finished, there’ll be a prize waiting for you to collect.

Winter walks 

Dates: 9th December - 28th February, 10am - 4pm

Price: Free, but normal admission fees apply

Although winter may not seem like peak season for gardens, here at Dyffryn the grounds are far from dormant. This self-guided walk will take you to our seasonal highlights. Find out how the gardeners are working to conserve the historic grounds, see the early blooms begin to flower or discover how we’re encouraging biodiversity across site. With the gardens changing as the weeks go by, there’ll be something new to see each time you visit.