Play areas and family fun

Child ticks off 50 things activities at Dyrham Park

A perfect place for families - there are two natural play areas, a family trail and regular events for children to keep everybody occupied.

Dyrham Park is now home to a Journey of discovery family trail and two exciting natural play areas.

The Journey of discovery trail starts at reception and takes you through lime avenues, open parkland and wooded areas past eight impressive wooden sculptures, including an eagle, a fawn and a parrot. These were carved by a local chainsaw artist and have been proving very popular. A map will help guide you along the trail giving you activities to do along the way.

Natural play areas

Old Lodge has been a firm favourite for years with young explorers and now comprises two play areas - one for the under 5s and one for the under 10s. These include the much-loved tractors and wagon to climb on, a viewing tower and Shepherd's hut.

Hollow Ways natural play area provides a fun-filled playground for children over the age of five and has been created using natural resources - it includes a giant see-saw, balancing beams, bridges and stepping stones. You can also try your hand at den-building, one of the National Trust's 50 things.

Fun for all

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 – this trail, the new play area and revamped 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.”

Look out for our seasonal events too, with all sorts from wild art, nature walks and toddler trails. More information on our events page.