Have a family adventure at Dyffryn Gardens this summer

A family enjoying the herbaceous border

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 play some garden games.

Make the most of every last drop of sunshine this summer and get wild in 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

19 July to 7 August, 11am to 4pm, normal admission prices apply

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.

National Meadows Day

6 July, 11am to 3pm, normal admission prices apply

Join us to help celebrate our meadows, our gardeners will be on hand to show you our new meadows and tell you how we are trying to increase the biodiversity of our gardens. Have  a look through magifiers at flower heads and grass seeds and learn to identify 

Garden games

Every day, 10am to 5pm

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

Every day, 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm)

Our 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 sculpture and lots of stepping logs.