The Lord of Misrule hunt

Find as many Lords 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. Come and see 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 £13.10 £11.90
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £32.80 £29.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.30

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.

Please note...

Please note that, as of 2017, there is 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 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
18 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
19 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
20 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
21 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
23 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
24 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
25 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
26 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
29 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
30 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
31 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Deer feeding at Dyrham Park

Thu 14 Dec 2017
09:00-10:00
Join us for a unique opportunity this winter as we invite you to feed the deer with us before the park is open. It's a great chance to see the deer up-close in their winter coats - an experience not to be missed! Maximum 2 people (including...

The Lord of Misrule hunt

Thu 14 Dec 2017
10:00-15:00
Find as many Lords of Misrules hiding around the park as you can.

Bzents pop-up panto

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-14:30
Bzents theatre company will be delivering pop-up performances at Dyrham Park this Christmas.

Frost Fayre

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
The Stables will be home to our Frost Fayre on the weekend of 16th & 17h December with a range of gifts and crafts.

Dyrham Wassail

Sun 31 Dec 2017
11:00-12:30
Create a hullabaloo this new years eve and help us scare away bad spirits for a bountiful orchard crop next year.