Autumn at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park pond is framed by oranges, reds and yellows in autumn

A park awash with colour, deer in the midst of the rut and bountiful harvest tables are just some of the delights at Dyrham Park in autumn.

With 270-acres of open parkland, home to hundreds of trees, Dyrham Park is a great place to enjoy an autumn stroll.

Autumn walks

The leaves start to turn late September, with October a beautiful landscape of reds, oranges and yellows. You can find out more about these marvellous trees and other autumnal changes with our daily park walks; no need to book - simply meet at visitor reception at 11am or from the courtyard by the house at 2.30pm.

New to Dyrham this autmnn is a mindfulness trail to help you escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life and take time to focus on yourself and the sights, sounds and smells of nature the season.

Evening bat walks are also scheduled in September - booking is essential through our website.

Deer rut

The annual deer rut, which usually starts in October, is a sight to behold, a time of year when the male bucks battle it out to impress the female does. You're most likely to hear the rut, than see it as the clang of antlers clashing echo round the park. It's important you don't get too close if you see deer rutting, as they can quickly bolt when the fight is over.

Harvest festival

Join us as we celebrate this year's harvest following a summer of collecting produce from the allotment at Old Lodge. There will be displays across the site and you'll be able to have a go with the cider press on the weekend of October 13 and 14.

This autumn also sees the return of our award-winning Dyrham Park venison available to buy in the tea-room and shop. The shop is stocked with some authentic Dyrham Park Perry which would make a great accompaniment.

Half-term trail

From October 20 until November 4 we're running a gruesome half-term trail. Young explorers will need to brace themselves to learn about the reality of the diseases and ailments that would have plagued the people illustrated in the perfect portraits of the 17th century.