February half-term at Dyrham Park

Wet weather at Dyrham Park

After a wet and windy winter, the ground in the park is saturated so we've created a new tree trail which follows the main drive down to the house.

If you're joining us this February half-term (Feb 10-18), please note that the ground in the park is saturated and we've had to restrict access to the parkland - our park team is working hard to protect and repair damaged ground.

New tree trail

We've introduced a new tree trail which follows the main drive down to the house. You can pick up a trail leaflet at reception and look out for the different trees and points of interest on the 15-20 minute journey down the hill.

The trail replaces the Journey of Discovery trail and Hollow Ways and Old Lodge, which are currently very difficult to access due to the mud and are areas where the outdoors team is working hard to help the ground recover.

New Children's trail in the house

The 300-year-old house was created by William Blathwayt, who inherited it from his wife's family. it is full of paintings, ceramics and other items and we've come up with an easy trail for children to learn more about this and spot highlights of the collection. Simply pick up a trail leaflet from one of the staff or volunteers in the house.

Guided park walk

The best way to explore the park in winter is to join one of our daily guided park tours - starting at 11am at Visitor Reception and 2pm at the bus stop near the house.

You'll join our expert ranger guide as they follow the best routes through the park to see the deer. During the walk, which is open to all ages, you'll learn more about the history of the park and find out more about the 200 wild fallow deer which roam freely.