Winter at Dyrham Park

Deer at Dyrham Park in Winter

Throughout the year there are scenes to behold at Dyrham Park as the trees, plants and animals undergo their annual cycle.

Dyrham Park is a great place to witness the changing seasons and in the winter months you can see the deer in their winter coats, watch the house glisten in the frost and see bright bursts of colour in the garden.

While work is going on to re-work the house to create a more authentic and meaningful experience for visitors, the house remains open daily, where you can get a glimpse into the 17th-century world of Dyrham Park founder William Blathwayt.

Winter walks

There are walks for all abilities, from a short stroll down the paved driveway to the house to our Prospect walk which takes you out to the viewpoint where you can look across the Bristol channel to Wales. 

Join us at 11am and 1.45pm every day for a guided walk around the park with one of our expert ranger guides to find out more about the deer, the trees and the landscape.

2019 also sees the start of a new self-led winter mindfulness trail in which you can wander through the park and escape from the stresses and strains of everday life while immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature.

Please note: We do not allow dogs into the main park, but they are welcome in the dog walking area next to the car park.

A winter garden

Like the park, the garden offers a spectacular scene in winter with sniffs of colour peeking out through the winter trees. It's a great time to spot birds on the bare branches with black caps, red wings, goldcrests, robins and long-tailed tits regularly seen. We offer daily guided tours of the garden which start at 12pm.

Take a wander through the crisp grasses in the perry pear orchard, with Christmas card scenes as you look over past the bee hives towards St Peter’s Church and follow the Serpentine path alongside the ponds back towards the courtyard garden.

Seasonal produce

The National Trust shop is a shopper's delight, selling gifts, cards and edible goods - including National Trust biscuits, curds and jams as well as Dyrham Park venison (subject to availability). 

And what visit would be complete without a hot beverage and treat to eat in the tea-room? A seasonal menu offers hot and cold food and drinks in an atttractive blue and white setting.

Please note that we are open from 10am-4pm daily in winter (last entry 3pm).