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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Christmas Event, from 6 Dec 2019

Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas


Father Christmas is coming all the way from the North Pole to Dyffryn house this December. He'll be giving gifts to some very special children in the beautifully decorated house.

Each child gets a gift and a photo opportunity.

Tickets are only needed for children visiting Father Christmas and receiving a gift.

Normal admission price applies in addition for everyone visiting. Tickets are timed, please arrive at the house just before your time slot.
Time slots for Father Christmas - 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 12:15, 13:30, 14:00 & 14:45.

Booking essential - book online or call 0344 249 1895.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019 10:30 to 14:45
Fri 13 - Sun 15 Dec 2019 10:30 to 14:45
Time slots for Father Christmas - 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 12:15, 13:30, 14:00 & 14:45.


Normal admission prices apply. Event ticket price £8.00 per child/gift.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 22 Oct Arborist walks
Tue 22 - Thu 24 Oct Meet the conservator
Sat 26 Oct - Sun 3 Nov Autumn apprentice trail
Sat 26 - Thu 31 Oct Pumpkin carving
Mon 28 Oct Make it Mondays
Mon 28 - Thu 31 Oct Meet the conservator


St Nicholas,
Vale of Glamorgan,



Plan route to Dyffryn House and Gardens using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 094717  Lat: 51.45032 Long: -3.30651

From M4 - exit junction 33 on to A4232 (signposted Barry). Exit first slip road, again signposted Barry, on to the Culverhouse Cross Roundabout. Take the exit A48 (signposted Cowbridge). In St. Nicholas village turn left - signposted to Dyffryn Gardens - on your right after about 1.5 miles.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Cardiff Central station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


Cafe can provide specail dietary requirements upon request.