Arboretum Celebrates Award-Winning Events Building

Visiting Us

Please note that by law you can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6).

The Arboretum is now open for pre-booked visitors only. Bookings are made per vehicle and can only be made up to two weeks in advance.

In line with Government legislation, we ask all visitors to wear masks in all indoor spaces.

We have implemented new procedures to help keep our visitors and team members safe, including one way systems, additional cleaning regimes, amended food offer, digital chapel welcome talk and reduced daily capacity.

Our restaurant is currently offering a carry out and table service offer. If you wish to dine inside the restaurant, please book a table with our food services team on arrival.

 

Book Here

The 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards was a celebration of the best tourism and hospitality businesses in the county and saw Aspects, the dedicated conference and events building at the National Memorial Arboretum, collect a Gold Award for Business Events Venue of the Year.


The 2019 awards, held on Thursday 24 October at Aston Marina, recognised regional businesses who gave visitors to Staffordshire an amazing and unforgettable experience.

The milestone award comes just a week after the venue celebrated its first birthday. In the year since its opening, the Arboretum team have welcomed thousands of guests to enjoy the flexible, state-of-the-art facilities Aspects offers for between five and 500 people.

With stunning views and the opportunity to explore the Arboretum, a nationally important site home to over 30,000 trees and 380 memorials, that remembers ordinary people; their remarkable stories, battles fought, sacrifices made, struggles endured and victories won, Aspects provides a unique experience; delivering events that matter in a place that matters.

Aspects is central to the Arboretum’s plans for financial sustainability, helping to ensure that the 150-acre site can remain free-to-enter. The construction of Aspects was made possible with generous funding from The Royal British Legion, the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, The Veolia Environmental Trust and Landfill Communities Fund.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported Aspects over the last 12 months. Since we opened our doors in 2018 we’ve hosted an array of events, from remembrance functions, that have brought families, friends and comrades together, to corporate conferences, away days and gala dinners. This award is for our hardworking team who continually demonstrate their commitment to excellence through the service they deliver.”

Mark Ellis, Head of Visitor Experience