National Memorial Arboretum

Day trips

Ages:

  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

*** COVID-19 UPDATE ***

The grounds will reopen on Monday 8th June.

Booking is essential. Free to enter, £4 full day car parking applies.

We are pleased to advise that the Arboretum will reopen to the general public on Monday 8 June. To ensure that you get the most from your forthcoming visit, whilst exploring our site safely, we will be introducing a number of new measures which will apply to all visitors, immediately from opening:

  • Essential pre-booked vehicle parking to guarantee entry.
  • Only our grounds will be open.
  • Implementing measures to help our visitors and team observe social distancing.
  • Implementing an enhanced cleaning regime.

We will be limiting the number of people able to access our site each day. It will be essential that visitors book in a vehicle before they visit via our online booking platform. Our daily parking charge of £4 will apply to all cars and will be taken at the time of booking.

Visit the website for all the information and to book your ticket.


The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a vast collection of memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.

It is free to enter the Arboretum, although a donation is welcomed.

A daily parking charge applies for all cars. Charges apply to other activities and events.

The Memorials

The Arboretum is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered. The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a broad population of society from military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals. Each year new memorials are added so there's always something new to see.

Stick Man Outdoor Trail

Pick up a free map from the Welcome Desk and enjoy the fun-filled activity trail featuring Stick Man!

The self-guided trail is aimed at encouraging children aged 3-7 to get outdoors and explore the natural world and find out how things grow. Find out more here.

Exhibitions

Our diverse programme of exhibitions change throughout the year. Find the latest information here.

Land Train

Explore the National Memorial Arboretum on the Land Train.

The Arboretum’s Land Train is the perfect way to enjoy our 150-acre site. Whatever the weather, the 50-minute journey will provide you with lovely views across the landscape and will introduce you to some of our 300 plus memorials. Highlights en route include the Shot at Dawn Memorial, The Polish Armed Forces Memorial, The RAF Remembrance Garden and views across the Naval Review.

Perfect for first time visitors, the Land Train features pre-recorded commentary providing an ideal introduction to the Arboretum and its many stories.

£6.00 per person. £3.00 per child (6 - 16 years). Under 5's free.

Woodland Landscape

Visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum can see and learn about a wide variety of trees. Although still a ‘young’ Arboretum, there are already about 30,000 trees in the grounds which are growing rapidly into a unique living tribute.

Eating And Drinking

Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch or rest mid afternoon with a refreshing 'cuppa' and a slice of homemade cake in our two eateries, the Restaurant and Coffee Shop, where the food and drink served are freshly prepared onsite by our chefs.

The Arboretum Gift Shop

Our on-site gift shop, located in the Remembrance Centre, offers the perfect retail treat. From books, jewellery, clothing, candles and home accessories to tasty treats, poppy gifts and pocket money items, there's the perfect gift for everyone.

Open hours

Monday10am4pm
Tuesday10am4pm
Wednesday10am4pm
Thursday10am4pm
Friday10am4pm
Saturday10am4pm
Sunday10am4pm