Seasonal family fun at Dyrham Park

Visitors by the house at Dyrham Park

There’s plenty happening throughout the autumn and winter at Dyrham Park to keep families entertained and there's no need to book.

Rachel Beaumont, Senior Visitor Experience Officer at Dyrham Park, said: 'Make sure you wrap up warm, as Dyrham Park is a fantastic place to get out in the open through the late autumn and winter. It's a great big space for families to let off steam, run free and connect with nature.'

Winter trail

Percy the Park Keeper and his friends will be popping up for a trail for children around the wintry garden. This starts on Sat 4 Dec and will run until Mon 3 Jan.

50 things

The National Trust's popular 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ challenges young explorers to connect with nature through play. Many of the activities outlined can be completed at Dyrham Park like cloud-watching or getting to know a tree. We have material available at Visitor Reception to help you with this. You can also access the full list online here.

Old Lodge

Old Lodge play area is now closed for a revamp and will reopen with new play facilities and a cafe in the spring. We hope to keep the upper yard open during the works with picnic tables so visitors can stop for a break in the parkland and see the project unfold.


You can make up your own route and go for an explore through the 270-acres of parkland or follow one of the set self-led routes at Dyrham Park which can be found here.

Relax in the garden

The garden sits in the shadow of the main house and neighbouring St Peter's Church. There are plenty of inviting benches and spots to rest along the way.

The pool gardens with a gentle cascade are a relaxing place to wander round or take a break on a bench and relax. The borders are filled with winter colour. 


A selection of rooms in the main house are open each afternoon between 12 and 4pm as planned conservation work takes place. The basement, which includes the second-hand bookshop, Great Kitchen and dairy, is also open.

Food and drink

You can refuel at our tea-room, which includes takeaway, where there's a range of snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.