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Awst Anhygoel | Outstanding August : Summer Holidays @ Dinefwr

We have some big plans at Dinefwr this summer to experiment with some playful spaces and places where everyone feels welcome. We hope you can join us in our new playful space soon!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In the house we have costumes to try on, games and puzzles, trails and colouring. In the gardens we have a giant chess set, croquet and hula-hoops. And beyond the gardens there’s the natural playground of our nearly 900-acres of parkland. The inner courtyard is rich with history, the arched tunnel leads into a space which would have been alive with activity – laundering, mending, and processing and preserving food. We have taken inspiration from these historic occupations by filling the courtyard with objects and materials to encourage and inspire play.

There will be an area for water play with the buckets and washboards from a typical Monday washday in Wales; the old drying room will be hung with a maze of sheets to make playhouses and dens in; there will be an area for teens to lounge; and wattle hurdles, once designed to pen sheep, which can be made into houses, castles, tunnels and race tracks. And of course, for slightly older users of the courtyard there will be seating around our beautiful tree and some delicious coffee and snacks from our pop up Courtyard Cafe. As this is an experiment for this summer, we will be asking for your feedback in a dedicated space which will also house a children's bookshop with a quiet area for reading and drawing.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 01558825910


Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

Arrive at the car park and our friendly team will point you in whichever direction you want to go

What to bring and wear

It could be sun cream or raincoats, no one really knows! Embrace the weather, dress up warm, put your rain suits on, or wear you sun hat - get excited to get stuck in.


The house covers three floors, two of which are only accessible by using the stairs. The ground floor and cafe are all on one level. The courtyard in largely on one level, apart from the additional secondhand bookshop which is accessed by two stone steps. The estate is largely gravel undulating paths. There is a designated accessible raised Boardwalk.

Upcoming events


Teithiau Ty | House Tours 

Have you ever wondered about the hidden stories of Dinefwr, or wanted to learn a little more about the rich and compelling history of the house? Join us on one of our weekly house tours to get the answers you've been looking for.

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21 May to 24 Sep 2024
11:00 to 12:00
+ 37 other dates or times

Treasured Land : Flower Fridays 

Join our volunteer flower arranging team every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm to see them creating their stunning, natural arrangements.

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24 May to 18 Oct 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 21 other dates or times

May Half Term at Dinefwr 

We have so many treats for you this May Half Term. Come and dress up in the Drawing Room, play games in the Basement, find the 8 Lego figures hidden around the house, explore 800 acres of parkland and a castle on a hill, or enjoy super bog wood walk.

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25 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:30 to 16:30
+ 8 other dates or times

Treasured Land : British Flowers Week 

Join our volunteer flower arranging team and some very special guests to celebrate British Flowers Week.

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6 Jun to 7 Jun 2024
11:00 to 14:00
+ 1 other date or time