Ancient deer park

A buck takes a break from the autumn deer rut at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is a nature lover's dream - home to 270 acres of parkland, hundreds of trees and a herd of almost 200 fallow deer.

Originally an ancient deer park, Dyrham Park remains home to a herd of almost 200 fallow deer and a vibrant landscape perfect for a long walk, picnic and family fun.

With 270 acres to explore and stunning seasonal changes to behold, you will always find something new to see or do.

A haven for wildlife

As well as the deer - which can be seen rutting in the autumn, dropping their antlers in the spring and fawning in the summer - we are home to a wealth of birds, butterflies, bees and bats.

There are lots of trees, flowers and plants to spot too - be sure to check out the colourful wildflowers in Whitefield meadow in May and the tree-lined avenues in the autumn.

Wonderful walks

There are many different directions you can head in to explore the park, but the Prospect walk is a real must. Follow the tree-lined avenue towards Old Lodge and head beyond to the topograph where, on a good day, you can see past the Severn bridges to the Black Mountains in Wales.

There are daily guided walks of the park (and garden), the theme of which varies depending on the season and we sometimes welcome the Cotswold wardens in to lead walks outside of Dyrham Park.

For families

There is plenty to keep young explorers occupied - from the rolling hills which lead down to the house and garden, ripe for some 50 Things action, to the hidden woods, home to the Hollow Ways natural play area to the Old Lodge farm buildings, a secure play area for younger children.

On the Journey of Discovery trail you can spot eight wooden sculptures - including an impressive eagle and subtle snake - taking in the southern side of the park.

Look out for our events programme, which features regular outdoors events.