Dyrham Park - National Trust

Dyrham Park - National Trust
Dyrham Park
Dyrham
near Bath
Gloucestershire
SN14 8ER
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park

E-mail

dyrhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

0117 9375201

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Explore 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, where a historic herd of fallow deer roams freely and magnificent trees and breathtaking views abound.

Inside the impressive mansion, built by hard-working civil servant William Blathwayt, discover fascinating interiors little changed in 300 years, as well as a rich collection that includes superb Dutch art and ceramics of the period.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

House, garden & park: Adult £12.50, child £6.50
Garden & park: Adult £5.20, child £2.60

Discounts

  • National Trust
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Autumn at Dyrham Park

Blathwayt's Hidden Water Walk

  • 22 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 29 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 5 October 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Join one of our outdoor guides for a special tour that takes in the natural springs around the site and learn about the 'curious water works' here at Dyrham Park. No need to book; simply turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Walking

Beyond Blathwayt's Gates: An Historic Village Walk

  • 22 September 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 29 September 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 5 — 6 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 13 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 20 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 27 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 2 November 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham and get a taste of 17th century village life as we explore the history of this beautiful area, its links with Dyrham Park and the old estate.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Walking

Cotswold Wardens' Walk - Dyrham Circular

  • 27 September 2014 10:30am-1:15pm

A walk led by the Cotswold voluntary wardens from Dyrham Park, through nearby farmland and the Cotswold Way, passing historical point of interest along the way. The walk will take approx 2.75 hours and is 5 miles long.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of day lily

Tuesday Toddler Trails

  • 23 September 2014 10:45-11:30am
  • 30 September 2014 10:45-11:30am
  • 7 October 2014 10:45-11:30am
  • 14 October 2014 10:45-11:30am
  • 21 October 2014 10:45-11:30am

For some fresh air and family fun, join one of our garden trails designed for toddlers; learn about shape, colour and numbers while exploring nature. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Autumn at Dyrham Park

Explore Mr Blathwayt's Lost Garden

  • 23 September 2014 3-4pm
  • 1 October 2014 3-4pm
  • 10 October 2014 3-4pm
  • 18 October 2014 3-4pm
  • 23 October 2014 3-4pm

Join a member of the garden team for a tour behind the scenes of Mr Blathwayt's lost terraces. Discover a vast steep area of the garden not normally open to visitors that has been lost over the years. Learn about the history of the terraces and the on-going conservation work as you walk around the site.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Big eared townsend bat

Bat Walks at Dyrham Park

  • 24 September 2014 7-9pm

Join us for a free guided bat walk at Dyrham Park, as we explore the garden and park in search of bats. Bat detectors provided but please bring a torch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of dog

Guided Dog Walk

  • 20 September 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Join our park ranger for a guided dog walk, going off site and exploring the beautiful countryside around Dyrham.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Autumn leaves

Autumn Colour in the Park

  • 23 September 2014 1-2pm
  • 7 October 2014 1-2pm
  • 21 October 2014 1-2pm

Join a ranger guide for a walk around the park and discover the beautiful autumn colour. No need to book, simply turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Killerton Woods

Cotswold Wardens Walk: From Court to Park

  • 4 October 2014 10am-4pm

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a walk between Horton Court and Dyrham Park. Bus transport (£2.00) departs promptly at 10:00 from Dyrham Park and the walk will start from the escarpment above Horton. After time to look at Horton Court (not normally open) we proceed back to Dyrham via Old Sodbury and Tormarton along the Cotswold Way. A number of hill climbs along the way. Please bring a picnic lunch.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£2.00 charge for bus journey.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of cherry blossom

Mr Blathwayt's Hidden Terraces

  • 14 October 2014 3-4pm

Join us for a free talk and learn about the historic hidden terraces in the garden here at Dyrham Park. Max. 30 people.

Please note access to the venue for the talk is via stairs; unfortunately no level access is available.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Pears

Perry Weekend

  • 18 — 19 October 2014 10am-5pm

Come along for tastings and tips on growing your own pears and other soft fruit. Guided walks, perry tasting, children's trail and a Perry Pear menu in the tea-rooms.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Human skull

Skulls and Bones Discovery

  • 25 October 2014 1-2pm
  • 1 November 2014 1-2pm

Join our rangers at Old Lodge. Come and handle some animal skulls, bones, antlers and more. You can even tick off another 50 Things Activity.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Wellies and snowdrops

Family Welly Walk

  • 25 October 2014 11-11:45am
  • 1 November 2014 11-11:45am

A short walk through the squelchy areas of the park. Bring with you a sense of adventure and dress for the outdoors. We'll be looking at Autumn trees and wildlife and having fun having a stomp through the mud and completing a couple of 50 things activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Walking

Cotswold Wardens' Walk: Battlefield Walk

  • 26 October 2014 10:30am-1:30pm

5 Mile circular walk. Starting at the visitor centre and joining the Cotswold way through Dyrham village and along to the old Dyrham and Hinton school, before climbing to iron age fort and the battlefield, returning along the Cotswold way and then visiting the terraces.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Bee on lavender

Family Nature Day

  • 26 October 2014 10:30am-4pm

Get outdoors and closer to nature with Dyrham park's rangers and the Bath Natural History society to learn all about autumn wildlife. Help us hunt for bugs, spot autumn birds and learn about hibernating animals and insects. Short guided walks available into the park.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Eagle Owl

Owl Prowl

  • 27 October 2014 7-9pm

Meet a real life barn owl and learn everything you could ever want to know about owls, the favourite pet of witches and wizards. We'll then go on a guided walk around the park to listen to our tawny owls twit twoo.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl carrying a stick

Spooky Stick Skeletons

  • 27 October 2014 1-2pm
  • 31 October 2014 1-2pm

Come along and help us make some spooky skeletons from sticks at Old Lodge. See how inventive you can be with your skeleton and tick off your 50 Things wild art activity.

The activity is taking place at Old Lodge which is accessible via the green walk across the park. Mainly flat but hilly and uneven in places.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of bird on barbed wire

Guided Bird Spotting

  • 29 October 2014 1-3pm

Come along with some guides from the RSPB to look for birds and learn about what you see and hear in the trees and sky. Find out how to spot common birds from their silhouettes and maybe spot some of out autumn visitors. October is the perfect month to see birds as there are less leaves on the trees. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the outdoors.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of ladybird

Catch a Creepy Crawly

  • 2 November 2014 1-2pm

Come and hunt for bugs and grubs with us at Old Lodge. You'll learn the names of the insects that you find and see them close up using magnifiers and pots. You will be able to tick off another 50 Things Activity.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (garden and park: adult £5.20, child £2.60).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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