1. South Wales
  2. Glamorgan and Cardiff
  3. St Nicholas


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Enjoy a fun-packed day at Dyffryn Gardens in South Wales! Explore 55 acres of beautiful Edwardian gardens, featuring a humongous, 1/2 acre, natural log stack play area for your kids! As well as an arboretum, glass houses and sweeping vistas.

This Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens

Do you have what it takes to be a Dyffryn elf? This year join us in helping get Dyffryn ready for Christmas!

Start your visit by adding to the ribbon walk, then hop into Father Christmas’ sleigh for a festive picture. In the Cloisters and Log Stack play area, you’ll find interactive Christmas scenes and games for all the family.

Decorate the snowmen and add bows to the presents, play the popular nutcracker hoopla and race to see who will be able to throw the most presents into Father Christmas’ sack!

After completing your Dyffryn elf duties and playing the Christmas games, head to the second-hand bookshop in the Gallery to design and make your own felt wreaths and perhaps find some literary stocking fillers... On selected days there will also be children’s Christmas decoration workshops.

Open daily from 1st to 31st December. Closed 25th and 26th December.

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Let your cheeky monkeys get muddy, balance along enormous trees and jump from log to log along the stepping stones to their heart's content.

Dyffryn Gardens

With extravagant gardens to explore, you'll find 55 acres of horticultural plants and flora! As well as historical vistas, intimate gardens and a working kitchen garden! 

As you wander around the gardens, you'll find a Pompeiian garden with a central fountain, a tropical glasshouse with exotic orchids, cacti and an amazing collection of succulents. And a beautiful and calming lavender garden. There's truly a collection of gardens for every season! 

During the winter, the gardens are anything but bleak! With scented shrubs and aromas shrouding you and winter honeysuckle and snowdrops emerging under the trees. You'll also find hellebores and camellia flowering throughout the award-winning gardens. Why not set off on a winter walk with the family? From the gardens to arboretums, you'll discover trees from all over the world in one place! 

Natural Play Area

To add the cherry on top to your family day out, the kids can find two fabulous play areas made from log stacks! One by the Welcome Centre and a bigger one near the arboretum. These wild play areas have plenty of space for youngsters to run, jump, explore and play!

Balance along enormous felled trees, jump from log to log along the stepping stones and have a picnic on hand-carved picnic stumps. But that's not all, you'll find that the area is home to squirrels, birds and creepy crawlies! So, don't forget to bring your magnifying glass.

Feeling peckish?

We bet your tiny explorers will be feeling hungry soon - but not to worry there's plenty of grub here! You'll find The Gardens Café which offers a range of delicious cakes and hot meals, next to the children's play area! Choose from seasonal one-pots, jacket potatoes, toasties, sandwiches, and pasties, as well as hot and cold drinks, cakes and bakes, snacks and ice cream. There's something for everyone here!

At The Gallery Cafe, in the heart of the garden, you can sit in or takeaway hot and cold drinks! From pre-wrapped and ready-to-go bakes to cakes, pastries, sandwiches and snacks. 


- Blue badge parking available.

- Accessible toilets available throughout.

- Step-free routes around the garden.

- You can hire mobility scooters and wheelchairs free of charge.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00

Seasonal Opening Times

28th October - 31st December

Gardens and Second-hand bookshop - 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:30 - 15:45 Cafe - 10:00 - 15:30

Open daily from 1st to 31st December. Closed 25th and 26th December.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission (non-members)
Adult - £11.00
Child - £5.50
Family - £27.50
Family (one adult) - £16.50
Gift Aid:
Adult - £12.10
Child - £6.10
Family - £30.30
Family (one adult) - £18.20
National Trust members and children under 5 years come free
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Contact Details

Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas,
Glamorgan and Cardiff

Tel: 02920593328

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