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Family days out at Dinefwr

Visitors enjoying a Spring walk in nature at Dinefwr Carmarthenshire Wales
Visitors enjoying a Spring walk in nature at Dinefwr | © National Trust / James Dobson

There’s always something to do at Dinefwr, whatever the weather. Explore the spacious rooms of the House, discover what’s new in Fairy Village, enjoy lunch in the café, take a walk around the ancient Welsh parkland and woodlands, or if you are feeling energetic, head to the majestic ruins of Dinefwr Castle.

Planning your family visit

To help you plan your day out in advance, here’s some key information:

  • You can find all our opening times here for the different parts of the estate. Please check before you travel as opening times for certain areas may change depending on the season.
  • Dogs are welcome around most parts of the estate and in the house and café. Read more about visiting with your four-legged friend here.
  • Toilets can be found in the visitor’s centre at the car park and within the basement of Newton House. Disabled toilets and changing facilities are in the visitor’s centre at the car park.
  • Admission prices can be found on our webpage here (National Trust members enter for free).
  • If you’re visiting with a wheelchair or pushchair, there is level access from the car park to Newton House. Accessible, level paths can be found to the front of Newton House, but please note that some trails may be unsuitable and there is no lift inside the house. If you require assistance or more information, please ask a member of our friendly team.

February half term

Find the fun in half term from 10 – 18 February. There’s lots of opportunities to blow away those Winter cobwebs and let the little ones stretch themselves around the Estate and House.

Minifigure trail

Can you find the minifigures hidden throughout the house? You will need your best searching skills. Join the quest to find all the characters and discover unusual stories about the House along the way, including the mysterious, ancient cat.

Creative wallpaper printing workshop

In this fun, collaborative workshop you will help create a roll of wallpaper for Newton House. Roll up your sleeves and have a go at painting, printing or drawing your own contribution to the House wallpaper.

Take part in our fun events throughout the year, view upcoming events here.


Our café is now open every day from 10.30am-3.30pm. The menu has a range of delicious light lunches and snacks including the famous cawl and soup, pasties, cakes and sandwiches.

Walks at Dinefwr

Escape into nature and enjoy the beauty of Dinefwr’s 800 acres of woodland, veteran trees and parkland. The impressive ruins of Dinefwr castle tower above the Estate and a trail leads to the Castle from the car park, with the reward of a truly magnificent view of the whole Towy valley. Dinefwr is full of many species of birds and wildlife and the resident herd of Fallow deer can often be spotted grazing nearby the House.

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The entrance front and drive at Newton House, at Dinefwr, Carmartheshire, Wales

Visiting Newton House at Dinefwr 

Nestled in Dinefwr’s parkland near Llandeilo, Newton House is a relaxed and informal Welsh country house. A visit here incorporates both the historic and the contemporary.

Deer on grassland in the Dinefwr deer park, with the sun shining through bare branches of trees on top of a hillock to the left

Explore the parkland at Dinefwr 

Take a stroll through Dinefwr Park near Llandeilo, a stunning 800-acre estate where you can spot a variety of wildlife and some of the oldest trees in Britain.

Dog walking on a lead

Visiting Dinefwr with your dog 

Enjoy a day out with your dog at Dinefwr. Dogs are welcome all year round and there are plenty of places to explore.