Arboretum shortlisted at Group Leisure and Travel Awards

Open for visitors!

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day.  We recommend pre-booking your visit, to guarantee entry.

Please note: on Wednesday 28 July the North part of the site (which includes, but is not limited to, the Royal British Legion Poppy Field, Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and the memorials and individual dedications in the areas surrounding them and the UK Police Memorial) will be closed to visitors until approximately 2.30pm, whilst a private dedication ceremony takes place at the UK Police Memorial.  The new memorial will be open to visitors from Thursday 29 July. There will also be limited access to the memorials on the Naval Review until the service has ended at 2.30pm. We will be unable to offer our Stick Man Trail, Outdoor Escape Challenges and Our Everyday Heroes activity packs on Wednesday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Pre-book your visit

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for three categories (Best Garden Visit, Best Guided Tour and Best UK Attraction) at the tourism industry’s Group Leisure and Travel Awards.

Readers of Group Leisure and Travel magazine expressed their support for the 150-acre woodland and garden site by voting for the popular attraction during the nominating stage of the awards process, ensuring that it would proceed to the finals.

The winners of the Group Leisure and Travel Awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 7 October.

"A huge thank you to the readers of Group Leisure and Travel magazine for voting for us to proceed to the finals at this year’s awards. Group visitors are incredibly important to us and our team are continually developing new packages specially for this market. This amazing news that we have been nominated in three categories, including Best UK Attraction, follows our recent recognition by Tripadvisor as one of the world’s top 10% of visitor attractions thanks to the exceptional feedback we regularly receive from visitors.

In recent months, we have been working with our partners in the group travel sector to adapt our offer so that we can deliver a first-class visitor experience while complying with government and industry best practice. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of groups to explore the Arboretum throughout the remainder of 2020.”

- Sarah Oakden, Head of Marketing at the National Memorial Arboretum

Group Leisure Awards 2020