Tiger Who Came to Tea at Dyffryn Gardens

Tiger Who Came to Tea at Dyffryn Gardens

To celebrate 50 years of Judith Kerr's enduring and much-loved children’s book, the Seven Stories' Tiger Who Came to Tea touring exhibition is coming to Dyffryn.

What's on indoors

Recreate your own tiger tea party in the Morning Room with our pretend tea set and the tiger himself. The room will be recreated like Sophie's kicthen from the story complete with tea pots, buns and a whole plateful of sandwiches, owp!

Head upstairs to see facsimilie artwork of Judith Kerr's illustrations and watch a video of Judith telling some stories and talking about her illustrations. Make sure you stop at the dressing-up and face-painting station and find your own tiger stripes! (Face-painting avaiblable on selected weekends: 7-8 and 14-15 March, more dates TBC.) Browse the children’s section of our second-hand bookshop and the pop-up shop in the boudoir, packed with tiger-related treats and perfect for pocket money.

What's on outdoors

Outside, in our wild and rambling Arboretum will be our educational Tiger Trail. We're exploring Tiger's life in the wild, before he met Sophie. Learn all about wild tigers and the importance of conservation when it comes to the modern tiger population.

Practice your roars and look out for the tiger tails hidden amongst the trees. The trail ends at the Log Stack play area where you can prowl and lurk among the logs. 

The Arboretum is fully accessible, although it does include some inclines and bumpy bits, it also requires comfy shoes and may be even wellies if the weather has been wet.

We’re so excited to be bringing this beloved children’s tale to life, this event is definitely going to make for some beautiful family memories. We can’t wait to welcome you all to our tea party with a tiger!

More info...

This event is running every day from 7 March to 3 May, from 10am-4pm. 

There is no need to book onto this event and there is no extra cost but normal admission still applies. Admission prices can be found here.

* The upstairs section of this event can also be accessed via the lift, however, in the event of a fire the lift cannot be used so anyone using the lift would have the leave via the stairs in this unlikely event.

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