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Visiting Dyffryn Gardens with your group

The Head Gardener shows a group of adults and children round Dyffryn Gardens with Dyffryn House in the background
A group of adults and children visiting Dyffryn Gardens | © Paul Harris

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.

Group rates

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.

A group of visitors on a garden tour in the Paved Court at Dyffryn House and Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, walk along a path flanked by large square planters containing small trees clipped into ball shapes
A group visit to Dyffryn Gardens | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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.

Getting around

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.

  1. Please email to see if your chosen date is available. We'll then send you a booking form to fill out and return via email.

  2. Please contact us two weeks before your visit to confirm the size of your group including the number of any National Trust members.

  3. 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

Get in touch about bringing a group to Dyffryn Gardens

Contact us via email or on 029 2059 3328 for more information and to request a booking form.

Herbaceous Border in summer, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan

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