Autumn at Dyrham Park

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

A park awash with colour, conkers falling from the trees and a bountiful pear harvest 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. There are over 100 tree varieties at Dyrham Park and you can find out more about them and other autumnal changes with our daily park walks; no need to book - simply meet at visitor reception at 11am or 2pm.

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

Harvest festival

Dyrham has a long history of making pears into perry so why not get into the festive spirit and come at have a go at pear pressing?

Pressing will be happening between 11am and 3pm on the weekends of October 5 & 6 and 12 & 13. Gather in the stables where you can buy five pears for £1.50 and make and try your own juice.

The shop is stocked with some authentic Dyrham Park Perry which would make a great souvenir of your trip.

Storytelling

On September 28 we have an expert storyteller coming in to tell a set of heart-warming tales evoking the seasonal cycle of life on the land, from wassail and Plough Monday to midsummer’s night, hay time and harvest.

The storytelling, at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, will take place in beautiful setting of the orchard in the gardens, so please bring a blanket to sit on. If the weather is poor, the performances will take place indoors.

Half-term trail

From October 24 until November 3 we're running a half-term trail in which young explorers can find out all about what gruesome bugs will have looked like in the 17th century under a microscope.  

There will also be some nature-themed crafts on offer at Old Lodge on selected days.