Winter at Dyrham Park

Winter at Dyrham Park

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.

The house is open daily, where you can get a glimpse into the 17th-century life of Dyrham Park founder William Blathwayt and even sample some 17th-century hot chocolate.

Winter walks

With 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 2pm every day for a guided walk around the park with one of our expert ranger guides – learn more about the deer, the trees and the landscape.

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. Look out for the little robins darting about too. We offer daily guided tours of the garden which start at 1pm.

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 sweet treat in the tea-room? A seasonal menu offers hot and cold food and drinks in a quaint setting.

17th-century Christmas

We're embracing Christmasses of years gone by - 300 years to be precise - by celebrating a 17th-century Christmas, a time before the Victorians added all the bows and tinsel. Think beautifully festive greenery decorating the house and courtyard, carol singing in the church and pop up performances.

We also have a weekend Frost Fayre in the middle of December (see what's on section for details) and children's trail running throughout December.

Please note that we are open from 10am-4pm daily (last entry 3pm) but are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.