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.
Guests enter into our stylish Aspects Lounge, a contemporary space with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the Arboretum. Beautifully furnished with occasional seating, the lounge can accommodate pre-dinner drinks receptions or a full cash bar. Background music and ambient lighting, along with customisable LED feature lighting is available to enhance your event.
Dining can be accommodated in our impressive Oak Suite with panoramic views of the Arboretum, the Armed Forces Memorial and The Beat (Police Memorial Avenue). A flexible space, the Oak Suite can further divide to accommodate intimate events of 60 - 120 guests or 120 – 180 guests. An adjoining terrace spanning the length of the suite is the perfect place to enjoy sunset drinks and canapes.
Our plug and play AV included with all hires, is ideal for after dinner speakers, presentations or awards and a dancefloor and stage can be provided within the Oak Suite for evening entertainment.
Delicious dining options are available and our accomplished chefs can cater for a range of budgets and tastes.
Our accomplished chefs can cater to the highest standards, offering beautifully cooked, great British food, using locally sourced ingredients. Menus are flexible and can be tailored to your needs with both your delegates and budget in mind.
A range of options can be provided to suit your event including:
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