Half term fun at Dyffryn

Join us this May half term for a week of exploration with lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

With our flowers blossoming beautifully this spring, why not take part in our Rainbow I-Spy over the holidays and see if you can spot all of the different colours on your spotter sheet around the gardens.

Or you can even grab one of our Sculpture Trail leaflets from Visitor Reception and see which art forms you can find dotted around the grounds.

Throughout the holidays, we also have several events taking place, giving you the chance to learn something new. Whether you'd like to have a whack at croquet, or even find out from the experts how to become a bonsai wizard, there is something for everyone...

In the gardens

Croquet taster day

29 May, 11am to 5pm

Drop in anytime to have a lesson from our very own Dyffryn Croquet Club. Learn the rules of the game and challenge your family and friends to a match.

Bonsai Exhibition

27 - 28 May, 10am to 5pm
29 May, 10am to 3pm

See all things Bonsai at Dyffryn with Cardiff Bonsai Club this spring bank holiday. Watch demonstrations, get some tips and see proof that the best things do come in small packages.

Cardiff Bonsai Club at Dyffryn Gardens
Cardiff Bonsai Club at Dyffryn Gardens
Cardiff Bonsai Club at Dyffryn Gardens

Garden Games

Challenge your family and friends and enjoy our selection of garden games throughout half term at the southern end of the gardens in the Sunken Garden. 

In the house

'Tommy in the Great War'
- Talk and demonstration by Chris Coode, an ex member of The Welsh Guards

1 June, 12pm to 3:30pm (3 talks from 12pm onwards)

A member of the Great War Society will be joining us to provide an insight into Tommy, a Welsh soldier in the Great War. There will also be 'hands on' demonstrations, giving you the chance to hold items from "the war to end all wars".


Make it Monday

29 May, 12pm to 3:30pm

Be inspired by the grand decor of Dyffryn House and the meaningful messages from our World War One exhibition. Get creative as a family in the Morning Room of Dyffryn House and take part in our poppy-making activity for our popular Make it Monday.

WW1 Dress Up at Dyffryn Gardens

WW1 Exhibition at Dyffryn

Head upstairs in Dyffryn House to discover how Florence and Reginald Cory supported the war effort. Children can also step back in time and try on the different uniforms.