Autumn at Dyrham Park
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.
The leaves start to turn in late September, with October and November a beautiful landscape of reds, oranges and yellows. There are over 100 tree varieties at Dyrham Park so there's always something changing.
You can make up your own route and go for a wander through the parkland or follow one of the set self-led routes at Dyrham Park which can be found here.
You no longer need to book to visit Dyrham Park. We are running electric mobility vehicles between the carpark and garden/house from 11am to 4pm for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to manage the steep hill. The service is run by volunteers and subject to availability.
A selection of rooms in the main house are open each afternoon between 12 and 4pm as planned conservation work takes place. The basement, which includes the second-hand bookshop, Great Kitchen and dairy, is also open.
Ann Fiddler, Visitor Operations and Experience Manager at Dyrham Park, said: 'Autumn is a fantastic time to stretch your legs and see the trees start to change colour at Dyrham Park. This season's a great time to have a quiet walk, drink in the beauty of the place and reflect on things past and how nature rumbles on.'
Dyrham has a long history of making pears into perry and 2021 has seen a bumper crop. You can see the fruit growing in the garden and orchard before it's picked and collected for pressing.
Children's '50 things' activities
The National Trust's popular '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' challenges young explorers to connect with nature through play. Many of the activities outlined can be completed at Dyrham Park like having fun with sticks, getting to know a tree or playing conkers. We have material available at Visitor Reception to help you with this. You can also access the full list online here.
Relax in the garden
The garden sits in the shadow of the main house and neighbouring St Peter's Church. There are plenty of inviting benches and spots to rest along the way.
The borders along the Avenue are awash with colour this autumn with a range of warm shades blooms and gentle scents.
The pool gardens with a gentle cascade are a relaxing place to wander round or take a break on a bench and relax. The borders are filled with colour and you might catch sight of the leaves of katsura tree by the pool turning from bronze to yellow, orange then pink this season, when they smell of burnt sugar.
Food and drink
You can refuel at the tea-room where there's a range of snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. The tea garden kiosk will also be open, subject to staffing levels.
The National Trust shop is stocked with goodies ranging from beautiful gifts to foods, cards, calendars, gardening equipment, children's toys and games, plants and lots of books.