The Lord of Misrule hunt

Find as many Lord of Misrules hiding around the park as you can.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Lord of Misrule can be traced back to medieval England right through to the seventeenth century. He was in charge of all mischief and entertainment for Christmas. We have our very own wooden Lord of Misrules hiding and making mischief around the park and house. How many you can find?

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Dyrham Park

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.80 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.70

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note that there is now a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up hunt sheet at Visitor Reception
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing for park walking, including hills and mud.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
26 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
29 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
30 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
31 December 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available
1 January 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
2 January 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
3 January 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available
4 January 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Emma Aldred
Email
dyrhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0117 937 1333

Upcoming events

The Lord of Misrule hunt

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-15:00
Find as many Lord of Misrules hiding around the park as you can.

A seventeenth century Christmas

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Experience a Christmas before indoor Christmas trees, tinsel or baubles.

A winter ramble with a Ranger: a deer park tour

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-12:00
This winter is the perfect time to wrap up and join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park and discover the beauty and history of this living landscape.

Book Craft

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-13:00
Create beautiful Christmas decorations using old books

Costumed storytellers

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Seventeenth century costumed storytellers will be circulating around the house and grounds to share nuggets of festive facts, tales and history of Dyrham in the late 1600s.

Structure and form: winter garden tour

Fri 14 Dec 2018
12:00-13:00
Winter time in a seventeenth century inspired garden is one of the best seasons to drink in the structural planting, clipped formal topiary and evergreens such as variegated Holley, Yew, Bay and Cedars.