Christmas at Dyrham Park

Christmas at St Peters Church Dyrham Park

Step into a 17th-century Christmas at Dyrham Park this December, a time where greenery displays, carol singing and pantomime signified a festive Christmas.

We're embracing Dyrham's 17th-century roots this Christmas as the house offers a glimpse into the christmasses of years gone by.

Carefully crafted festive greenery is on display thorughout Dyrham Park's house and courtyard, with a scent of orange and spices permeating the air.

Open daily throughout December (except Chrismtas Eve and Christmas Day), Dyrham Park offers a subtle festive foray. While weekends can get very busy, you can enjoy a peaceful stroll and explore the house at a leisurely pace during the week. We have guided tours and walks of the park and garden running daily.

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 Christmas. There are three difficulty levels for children of different ages, simply pick up a trail leaflet at reception and see if you can spot all 12 of him.

We have children's craft activities on at Old Lodge during weekends in December, weather permitting - if rainy these activities will move to The Scullery in the basement of the house.

Festive performances

If you pop into the neighbouring St Peter's Church, you can hear some local choirs singing Christmas carols on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes - and you can, of course, join in if you wish. These include Henbury Singers on Sat 16 Dec and Avon Harmony Choir on Sun 17 Dec.

On 16 - 19 & 28 - 29 Dec we're joined by a the bZzents theatre company for some pop-up performances in the house, courtyard and garden - including Harlequin and the Wolf in Granny's Clothing, Harlequin and the Mayor of London and Harlequin and The Babes in the Wood. These take place at various times on the above dates between 11am and 3pm.

A taste of Christmas

A weekend Frost Fayre takes place in the stables on 16 & 17 Dec 2017 when you can pick up some Christmas bits and gifts from local crafts people and suppliers.

As well as all of this, you can enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats in the tea-room, a spot of Christmas 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.