Christmas at Dyrham will run from Fri 1 Dec to Sun 7 Jan. The site will close on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The house will be dressed in the style of five different eras, from Tudor times right up until the 20th century. Festive writings by the likes of Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens will be brought to life.
Outside, there will be a selection of Christmas trees decorated with golden pears - a pear theme running across the site to tie in with the orchards. We'll also have a giant wreath, perfect for Christmas selfies.
Families can track down giant wooden presents in a discovery trail dotted around the 270 acre site. There will also be seasonal crafts and games in the house's basement based around the popular Christmas poem 'The Night before Christmas'.
There will also be a poetry trail, aimed at adults. This runs through the quiet terraces area offering an opportunity to reflect on seasonal verse in a peaceful setting.
On selected dates, local choirs will be singing in the adjoining village church.
Festive food and drink tastings will take place on selected dates in the run up to Christmas.
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
- What to bring and wear
Please dress for the great outdoors.
The parkland at Dyrham is uneven and steep in places.
An expert volunteer guide will lead you around the 270 acres of parkland to learn more about the site's history, archaeology, management and significance. At 10.30am and 1.30pm on selected days.
Local choirs are due to perform on selected weekend dates in the run up to Christmas. Locations will vary from outdoors to the church of St Peter. Please check on arrival with Visitor Reception.