Creepy crawly half term at Dyrham Park

A family walking at Dyrham Park

Your knees may be a-knocking this half term as you become a 17th-century scientist and follow a trail around the park to find out what gruesome bugs look like under the microscope.

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Young explorers are invited to come along and find out about the minibeasts of the late 1600s and how they would have been viewed.

The 17th century was the first time microscopes were used by well-known scientists.

The trail will run from Thu 24 Oct until Sun 3 Nov from 10am to 3pm. It will take you round the parkland and will cost £1 per entry.

There will be additional outdoor seasonal craft activities on certain days over half term at Old Lodge to keep youngsters busy and engaged with nature. These include making bug hotels, leaf wishes and creating wild art. Please check the what's on page for dates of these activities which are free of charge.

If you want to warm up in the tea-room, there will be plenty of warming soups, stews and hot drinks on offer.

As well as the trail and the crafts there will be all the regular fun - daily parkland walks, the Old Lodge play area and plenty of wide open space and autumn colour to explore.