The Arboretum welcomes over 320,000 visitors each year to explore, discover and remember within our extraordinary 150-acre site.
Our setting, as the Nation’s Centre of Remembrance is the perfect place to train, motivate and inspire teams.
Behind every memorial is a story of ordinary people, in the most extraordinary of times. People who show characteristics, skills and behaviours highly valued by businesses throughout the world including:
While many of these stories herald from difficult times, they offer your delegates the opportunity to shift perspective and think differently about the challenges we face in all elements of business, offering a positive inspiration and space for reflection, reconnection, and reinvigoration.
An exciting outdoor activity for delegates. Teams visit eight memorials around the Arboretum, where they will crack cryptic puzzles to catch an infamous gang which has broken into a high-security bank vault. Each of the memorials included in the activity are connected to the emergency services or a civilian organisation
"After 16 months of lockdown and other restrictions which had forced us to close the office and change our recruitment procedures, we had a situation where several of the team had never met before. Clearly, in a small business, where collaboration and project-working is critical, we needed to find a way to get everyone interacting.
“The new outdoor escape challenge was suitably difficult and it was great to learn more about some of the many memorials at the Arboretum connected with the emergency services. The nature of the problem solving required meant we had to work together as a team, and with solutions coming from everyone in the team.
“Feedback about the day from my team was unanimously positive and we look forward to a return visit before too long.”
Andrew Baud, Tala PR, July 2021
Host your next hybrid event at the nation’s centre of Remembrance and include a very special keynote speech to your delegates from our management team who have led the Arboretum through growth and change and now look forward to shaping the next 20 years.
Join an expert guide for a tour of the Arboretum and uncover the incredible stories behind our memorials. Hear the smile-raising tale of Able Sea Cat Simon aboard the HMS Amethyst; the only cat to receive the Dickin Medal for bravery, or the inspirational story of Lance Corporal William Coltman; the most decorated non-commissioned officer of the First World War, who never fired his rifle.
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.
Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We strongly recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below.
Following the government announcement that England has now moved into Plan B, face coverings are required for our team and visitors in all our indoor spaces (unless you are exempt).
Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 3pm.