Summer at Dyrham Park

Children try out an ice cream in the sun

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

Every day from the end of July until the schools go back in September, there's adventure and fun to be had at Dyrham Park.

Pre-booking through the website is currently advised and slots go live each Friday for the week ahead (Mon-Sun). Tickets must be booked by 3pm the day before.

Rachel Beaumont, Senior Visitor Experience Officer at Dyrham Park, said: 'Dyrham comes alive in the summer months with the sights, sounds and scent of summer. Dyrham Park's a great big space for families to let off steam, run free and connect with nature.'

Summer activities

A self-led trail through the 270-acre parkland is planned focussing on being active in nature and life's simple pleasures. 

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, getting to know a tree or den-building. We have material available at Visitor Reception to help you with this. You can also access the full list online here.


You can make up your own route and go for a wander through the 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 borders along the Avenue are awash with colour this summer with a huge range of blooms and a display of lavender that brings a delicious fresh scent to the air.

Pool gardens

The pool gardens with its gentle cascade is a relaxing place to wander round or take a break on a bench and relax. The borders are filled with colour and the ponds teaming with life. 

Food and drink

You can refuel at our tea garden kiosk where there's a range of cold snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Check out the picnic page for the best places to go to enjoy your own feast.

Please book ahead before visiting 

The parkland, garden, shop, kiosk and tea-room at Dyrham Park are open. The house is open five afternoons a week (not Mon and Fri), subject to volunteer numbers. We've introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where spaces are available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary.