Summer holiday fun at Dyrham Park

50 things fun at Dyrham Park

There’s plenty happening through the summer holidays at Dyrham Park to keep families entertained.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 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. 

There are chances to try den building, kite making, wild art, learn a bit about dry stone walling and even try your hand at some tractor cleaning.

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

The whole family can find out more about the fallow deer who’ve lived in Dyrham Park for hundreds of years during one of our twice daily parkland tours by volunteer ranger guides.

Natural play

For a bit of unstructured fun there’s always space to run down rolling hills or while away some time in our play areas.

Old Lodge is a popular spot for the under 10s with rustic play equipment, plenty of ride-on diggers, a full size tractor to climb on, picnic tables and an allotment to explore. 

Older children may prefer to try their hand at balance beams and stepping stones or build a den at Hollow Ways, an area created using natural resources in the woods. To get there you could try to spot eight wooden sculptures - including an eagle, a parrot and a snake –on the journey of discovery family trail which takes you down from reception. 

Family fun

Outdoor Officer Beth Weston said: ‘They’ll be something to see and do every day here this summer so come along, rain or shine, to get some fresh air, learn a bit about nature and have some fun!’