What's on this summer at Dyffryn Gardens

Enjoy a fun filled summer at Dyffryn Gardens, join in with the Big Butterfly Count and help us discover what species we have, have a go at some crafts in the house and enjoy a spot of croquet on the lawn.

Make the most of every last drop of sunshine this summer and get wild with nature as you spend quality time together with lots of family fun activities in our tranquil oasis near Cardiff.

See how many of our summer activities you can complete over the holidays:

Make it Mondays

Get crafty this summer and have a go at a Dyffryn inspired craft every Monday of the Vale of Glamorgan school holidays. From designing new species of flowers from paper to creating your own honey bee we will have something different every Monday. 

Big Butterfly Count

We're taking part in the big butterfly count this year so we can understand which of our beautiful fluttery friends is making their home in our gardens. It only takes 15 minutes and you can do it in any part of the garden.

WWI cavalry re-enactment

A small group of re-enactors will be bringing two horses and some military style tents to give you a flavour of what life was like for soldiers during WWI. Drop in anytime to see the horses and ask questions from the experts. Make sure you pop into the house to get a small taste of a convalescing home for soldiers.

Croquet taster day

You can play croquet every day at Dyffryn, but if you want some tips from the experts the Dyffryn Croquet Club will be on hand from 11am to teach you the basics of the game and give you some pointers on how to beat your opponents. 

 

Garden games

We've got an array of garden games available daily for you to while away a summers afternoon playing qoits, jenga, boules and more. Find them at the end of the sunken garden. 

 

The Log Stack

Our new wild play area was built entirely from waste wood from our garden The Log Stack has been built by our gardeners and volunteers. It covers about half an acre and contains areas for tepee den building, balance beams, chainsaw scupture and lots of stepping stones.