Visiting Dyffryn Gardens with your group
Whether you’re looking for a whole day of things to see and do, or simply need somewhere to stop off for a couple of hours, Dyffryn Gardens is a great option for every kind of group visit.
Groups of 15 or more qualify for a lower admission charge. National Trust members go free with their membership card. To qualify for the group discount, groups must be 15 or more (whether National Trust members or not), book in advance and pay in one transaction.
Please note group bookings are not accepted on Bank Holiday weekends.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust, please enquire about memberships with our welcome team.
Food and beverage
At our Gallery Café, you can purchase pasties, sausage rolls, fresh sandwiches, cakes, snacks, ice cream, and hot and cold drinks. This year we will also be reopening our Gardens Café next to our Visitor Reception, with an expanded light lunch offer.
We offer a pre-booked service of free wheelchairs and mobility scooters, subject to availability. On occasion we also have a volunteer-driven buggy operating between 11am and 4pm. This cannot be booked.
Our gardens have fully accessible paths and routes as well as accessible facilties at regular intervals throughout the site.
How to book
Please note pre-booking is essential for all groups. We recommend that you allow around four hours for your visit to the property.
Please email email@example.com to see if your chosen date is available. We'll then send you a booking form to fill out and return via email.
Please contact us two weeks before your visit to confirm the size of your group including the number of any National Trust members.
After your visit we would be very grateful if you could complete and return the feedback form to help us improve our offer for next time.
If you need to cancel or change a booking, please let us know as soon as possible.
In cases of a delay in arrival, please call our visitor reception to give us a new ETA.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 National Trust places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329, or email NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Get in touch about bringing a group to Dyffryn Gardens
Dyffryn is a treasure trove of delights and surprises. Our 55-acre gardens include a magical arboretum, tropical glasshouse, working kitchen gardens, themed garden rooms, sweeping lawns and wild play areas.
John Cory built the house and gardens at Dyffryn on the wealth he accumulated from his exploits in the coal industry.
Enjoy hearty dishes and light snacks at the café with a tasty treat to round off your visit. Pop into the shop to pick up something special to take home.
Find out how you can get involved at Dyffryn Gardens and explore the different opportunities available.