Winter at Dyrham Park

Visitors by the house 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 watch the house glisten in the frost and see bright bursts of colour in the garden.

Winter walks

The 270-acres of parkland is a great place to walk and explore in the great outdoors with far-reaching views right across to Wales. There are a range of set walks or you're free to wander at leisure.

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.

You could take time out with our winter mindfulness trail offering a gentle route around the park and garden with suggestions of places to pause and connect with the moment.

Your visit

Pre-booking through the website is now essential and slots go live each Friday for the week ahead (Mon-Sun). Tickets must be booked by 3pm the day before. The bus isn't currently running but you can email us ahead of your visit (please see Facilities and Access tabs above) if you have any access issues.

The house and shop are currently closed in line with government guidelines.

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.

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.

And what visit would be complete without a hot beverage and treat to eat from the takeaway kiosk?

From February 13 2021, Dyrham Park is open until 5pm daily (last entry 4pm).