A great escape outdoors this twixmas

Winter at Dyrham Park

Allow yourself a bit of breathing space between Christmas and New Year with some great walks, events and trails at Dyrham Park.

Between Christmas and New Year is a great time to visit. We're open on Boxing Day right through to January with a great chance to wrap up warm, stretch your legs and work off some of the excesses of the festive season.

Pop inside the house and you can get a flavour of the lighter 17th-century style of Christmas decoration which used smells of orange, lavender and lots of green foliage picked from the garden and parkland.

We have guided tours and walks of the park and garden running most days, subject to volunteers, so you can find out more about the fallow deer, take in the magnificent views across to Wales and find out about seasonal highlights and planting in the garden.

There will also be a self-led poetry trail through the Terraces where visitors can get away from the hustle and bustle and reflect on 17th-century winter verse.  

Children's trail & activities

The Lord of Misrule was a mischievous elf-type character who will be hiding in various spots around Dyrham Park this season. Pick up a trail leaflet at reception and challenge yourself to track him down.

Festive performances

On 27 and 28 Dec we're joined by the bZents theatre company for some pop-up pantomime performances throughout the day in the house, courtyard and garden.

Our brand new costumed storytellers, trained by Gideon Reeling, will be circulating around the house and grounds to share nuggets of festive facts, tales and history of Dyrham in the 17th century. 

Refresh yourselves

As well as all of this, you can enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats in the tea-room or a spot of shopping in our National Trust shop, with edible delights as well as cards and gifts.

Dyrham Park is open daily from 10am-4pm (last entry at 3pm). The whole site is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.