More Family Fun At National Trust Dyffryn Gardens

Making full use of our National Trust Family Membership, we returned to one of my favourite places, Dyffryn Gardens, with my sister and her friend Anil in tow.  It was a gorgeous afternoon and the gardens are in full bloom and resplendent with blossom.

Linda & Sarah on a log at National Trust Dyffryn Gardens
My Sister Sarah and I
National Trust Dyffryn Gardens - May 2015

Flowers at National Trust Dyffryn Gardens - May 2015


Flowers at National Trust Dyffryn Gardens - May 2015




Obviously we had Spiderman with us, fully equipped with woolly gloves suitable for a warm end of May day!

A wedding was being held in the Pompeii Garden ( a Civil Ceremony) and the sweet sounds of harp music were drifting across the gardens.  It would have been cheeky to photograph the bride but she was a vision in sweeping, sparkling lace.  We looked on rather enviously at the wedding guests enjoying a glass of bubbly in the beautiful surroundings.

We then took shelter from the sun in the house itself. You can find out more about its history here

The commissioned stained glass window features Queen Elizabeth 1, fascinating to Caitlin Elizabeth and she was given her middle name in honour of the great Queen (and her paternal grandmother).



There are some fabulous marble fireplaces, some of the detail of which I have tried to capture.

Then it was off to the coffee shop for coffee and an enormous slice of Victoria Sponge (light, fluffy and with just the right amount of jam and cream) and an intensive session of supervising the kids in the play area.

Well, sometimes you just have to, don’t you?

Further information about National Trust Dyffryn Gardens can be found at



  1. Alice Hughes
    4 June, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    The gardens look gorgeous and the house in the grounds is beautiful! It would be a great place to take a picnic in the summer! Alice x

  2. 1 June, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    This looks like a good day out. Me and my friend were going to go in here once, but we were too near to closing time so decided to give it a miss x

  3. 1 June, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Some really beautiful photos here,looks lovely!I must get round to visiting x #BeInspired

  4. 31 May, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I've seen posts from here before and it always makes me want to visit. Ten out of ten for getting actively involved in the kids play area, that photo made me smile! I love the grandeur of the house and the beauty of the grounds, shame they can't always have a harp playing in the gardens for you! Thank you for sharing your day on Country Kids.

  5. 31 May, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Love how many fantastic places there are to visit with the National Trust – must start using my membership more

  6. 30 May, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Looks beautiful there, I love the national trust I have just renewed mine

  7. 30 May, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    This reminds me, I must renew my National Trust membership! I love discovering all the great stuff we have on our doorstep. Looks like you had a fab time.

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