12 Days of Christmas Trail

The popular festive trail is back, but with a difference. A new magical display will be placed around the gardens bringing the much loved Christmas carol to life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, a partridge in a Dyffryn tree.

Take a 12 Days of Christmas trail sheet and sing your way around the gardens as you marvel at the new family fun display.

Our launch weekend on 18th and 19th November is set to be an extra festive experience, so see what magical memories you will make this winter season with the National Trust.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dyffryn Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.60 £8.60
Child £4.80 £4.30
Family £24.00 £21.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Start at the Visitor Reception and make your way around the grounds.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothes and suitable footwear for walking around the gardens.
Other
Assistance dogs only are allowed in the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Dyffryn Gardens
Email
dyffryn@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 02920 593328

Upcoming events

Botanical Art Course

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:30-16:00
Join artist, Debbie Devauden, on a one day botanical art course and learn how to draw subjects from our beautiful gardens.

Opera - Dido & Aeneas

Sat 21 Oct 2017
19:30-21:30
*SOLD OUT* Conductor David Hutchings and pianist Meredith Bi present emerging talent within the Cardiff region in the one act drama alongside popular arias from your favourite operas such as Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute.

Scarecrow making

Sat 28 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
Do you think you and your friends or family have what it takes to make the best Dyffryn scarecrow this autumn half-term?

Pumpkin carving

Sat 28 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Get creative and create your very own pumpkin ready for Hallowe'en this autumn. We will have stencils, carving sets and helpers on hand to get you started.

Soup kitchen

Sat 28 Oct 2017
12:00-14:00
Keep warm this autumn and try our very own home-grown produce with free tasters of soup in the Kitchen Garden from our catering team.

Stargazing Evening

Sat 28 Oct 2017
19:00-21:00
Cardiff Astronomical Society will be opening its observatory to the public.