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.
A remarkable and memorable location our dedicated events building has fantastic features including:
Book a site visit now to discover how Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum can provide a spectacular backdrop for your next event.
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For larger events the Aspects building is available to exclusively hire, providing a flexible and secluded space for your team to develop, train and celebrate.
Joined together these two spaces offer an excellent sized arrival and catering area, with space for up to 15 trade stands. Exclusive hire also includes the ability to customise our LCD screens within the lounge area, perfect for company messaging and branding.
The floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular views of the Armed Forces Memorial and The Beat (Police Memorial Avenue) ensure a unique and spectacular backdrop welcomes attendees.
Spanning the length of the Oak rooms is an adjoining covered terrace, a stunning location for post-conference cocktail receptions.
Combined, these two spaces create a fantastic plenary room perfect for keynote speakers for up to 220 guests. Together with plug and play AV including two projectors, six microphones, a large stage and lectern they are ideal for full-team presentations. A range of additional features are available in these spaces including:
Our flexible meeting rooms can combine to offer breakout spaces in a range of sizes. Popular configurations include combining two syndicate rooms together to provide two theatre spaces for up to 50 guests or combining three syndicate rooms together to provide a large space for 75 guests.
Executive meeting room Alder has ensuite washroom facilities making it an ideal space for your VIPs or keynote speakers to prepare before their speech and Willow includes a drop-down LCD projector perfect for when multiple rooms are used together.
All syndicate rooms include:
For exclusive hires, we also include our event organisers offering you an additional space to prepare within.
The Arboretum’s extraordinary setting offers the opportunity to shed the constraints of the corporate world; to shift perspective, make space to think differently, spark creativity and foster feelings of inspiration, awe and gratitude. Behind every memorial is a story and many are of represent remarkable acts of leadership, collaboration and resilience. A positive inspiration, they can be used to enhance away days or training programmes, empowering, motivating and inspiring employees.
We all feel better in the great outdoors but escaping the boardroom for a space with inspirational views has huge benefits for your conference and delegates. Studies have shown that proximity to nature can reduce heart rates and cortisol levels, regulate sleep and improve immunity1. Research suggests that walking has a positive effect on creative thinking and more so when outdoors 2.
You and your team can explore the incredible 150-acre, award winning visitor attraction this Spring with an expert guide and be inspired by smile-raising and motivating stories of leadership, resilience and courage while reaping the physical and mental benefits of walking.
60 Minute walks: £3 per delegate
Perfect for: Inspiring Minds | Sparking Creativity | Reducing Cortisol Levels | | Regulating Sleep
Evidence suggests that engaging in arts activities increases happiness 3. As little as two hours a week spent engaging with an artistic activity can boost the wellbeing of your delegates and with wellbeing comes increased productivity.
Productivity isn’t the only improvement; companies that encourage creativity are 3.5 times more likely to achieve revenue growth of 10% or more compared to their peers 4.
Delegates can visit our Remembrance Centre which is home to the fascinating Landscapes of Life exhibition. Here you can journey through the history of Remembrance and experience the Arboretum through the seasons.
The Remembrance Centre is also home to a series of changing temporary exhibitions exploring themes inspired by the Arboretum and our memorials including nature, remembrance, history and personal histories.
Perfect for: Inspiring Minds | Sparking Creativity | Increasing Happiness | Boosting Wellbeing | Improving Productivity
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: