Family fun in the rain at Dyrham Park

Dodging the rain at Dyrham Park

There’s plenty to do whatever the weather at Dyrham Park this summer to keep families entertained.

Pop on a raincoat and some wellies and you won’t notice a bit of drizzle.

Every Thursday, come rain or shine, we’ll have guided discovery trails where young adventurers can hunt for bugs, look out for deer and explore the wild side of the parkland. 

We’ve also got wild woodland sessions on certain Wednesdays in the holidays. Youngsters will get to identify insects and plants, build dens, cook on an open fire, take part in games and create some wild art. These sessions, led by our team of expert ranger guides, should be booked in advance. 

Natural play

Old Lodge is a popular spot for the under 10s with rustic play equipment, plenty of ride-on diggers and wheelbarrows, a full size tractor to climb on and an allotment to explore. The area has hard paths and woodchips underfoot so is good in wet weather. There are lots of undercover areas for picnics at Old Lodge too so you won’t have soggy sandwiches. 


If it gets seriously damp, we have a lovely indoor tea-room perfect for a warming cup of tea or a hot chocolate.

Family fun

Outdoor Officer Beth Weston said: ‘We won’t let the weather keep us indoors this summer. They’ll be something to see and do here every day so come along, rain or shine, to get some fresh air, learn a bit about nature and have some fun!’