A day out for the family

Children try out an ice cream in the sun

There’s plenty to keep young explorers occupied from running down rolling hills to trying out trails and whiling away time in our two play areas.


Family trails

A range of family trails and themed trails - such as Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas - take place throughout the school holidays. Some are self-led, others are guided. They help you explore the park and learn more about history and nature as you do.

During term-times (except over the winter months), toddlers can get creative in the outdoors with Toddler Trails on Tuesday mornings. These involve singing, storytime and craft activities and vary week-on-week.

Old Lodge 

The Old Lodge natural play area is a popular spot with rustic play equipment, plenty of ride-on diggers, a full size tractor to climb on, picnic tables and an allotment to explore. You can take shelter from the sun or rain in the old farm buildings where there are picnic tables. There are also hard surfaces perfect for splashing about in the puddles.

50 things

The National Trust's popular 50 Things to do before you're 11 & 3/4 challenges young explorers to connect with nature through play. More than half of the activities outlined can be completed at Dyrham Park.We have material available at Visitor Recpetion to help you with this and there's a 50 Things table in the shop. You can also access the full list online here.

Fun for all the family

Garden and Parks Manager at Dyrham Park, Dale Dennehy, said: “Families are so important to us and we want to give them everything they need to have a fun day out – the trails, the play areas and  Old Lodge make getting in touch with nature very fun indeed. We've been finding the adults are enjoying it as much as the young ones.”

Please see more information on our events page.