Covid-Secure Meetings

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.

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Aspects is Now Open

We are pleased to announce Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum re-opened for business meetings of up to 30 guests on 1st October 2020 in line with current government regulations. 

Events Organiser Guidance

We are easy to do business with

When we opened Aspects, being ‘easy to do business with’ was our mantra and still is today.

We’ve worked hard to host your events at the Arboretum, to keep you; our clients and your guests happy and to exceed your expectations wherever we can. We believe in doing what is within our gift to do, because your event matters to us. Now, more than ever, we want to be easy to do business with.

We recognise that there is uncertainty every day within the events market. When you book with us you have the protection of our pandemic cancellation clause to give you confidence when planning your next event.

If your event is materially affected by the UK Government restrictions to control the Covid-19 pandemic within the next 18 months, you will be entitled to a full refund* or postponement.

*minus payments to third party suppliers for example, if you have asked us to hire a marquee on your behalf.

For more information, call our team on 01283 245 100 extension 5117 or email 

Oak 1 in a classroom arrangement.

Socially Distanced Spaces

Safe and secure meeting rooms socially distanced to 2 metres.

Socially Distanced Room Capacities 

Our meeting rooms are now operating at a reduced capacity and have been assessed to provide 2m social distancing between delegates in line with industry recommendations.

Our team will work with you to create layouts suitable for your objectives. 

 Boardroom ClassroomTheatre
Oak 1121835*
Oak 281113
Oak 1 & 2282755*
Oak 2 & 3282755*
Oak 3121835*
Oak Suite32*51*


*In line with current Government guidance some services and capacities are currently unavailable. Please call our Events team on 01283 245 100 who will be happy to advise you on what we can currently offer. 

Oak 2 and 3 as a hybrid event space

Hybrid Events

Hybrid events can be accommodated in our spacious Oak Suite, a flexible blank canvas perfect for creating broadcast studios. Facilities available include:

Hybrid events are perfect for virtual conferences and provide you with the opportunity to host larger numbers with delegates safely watching from home. For more information on hybrid event options, please speak to our team who will be happy to advise.

Our delicious new Day Delegate lunch.

Delicious New Menus

Designed to be Covid-Secure.

Delegate Activities 

The National Memorial Arboretum celebrates lives lived and commemorates lives lost in service. Part of The Royal British Legion, it is the Nation’s year-round centre of Remembrance and home to over 350 memorials, nestled amongst almost 30,000 trees.

Planting began in 1997 under the direction of Commander David Childs CBE who wished to create a special place where the lives of people would be remembered by living trees that would grow and mature in a world at peace. The 150-acre site is a rich tapestry of extraordinary stories of heroism, tenacity, teamwork and dedication.  People from all different walks of life are represented with memorials to both military and civilian service.

Image of the GCHQ Memorial
GCHQ Memorial

Guided Walks

Explore our 150-acre, award winning visitor attraction 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.

The Ulster Ash Grove
150 acres of natural woodland

150 acres of natural woodland

Home to nearly 30,000 trees, the Arboretums offers a tranquil setting to build and train teams.

Outdoor Escape Challenge
Outdoor Escape Challenge

Outdoor Escape Challenge

Set in the grounds of the Arboretum, our two outdoor escape challenges are inspired by the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Frequently Asked Questions for Business Meetings

The view from the Aspects Terrace.

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External Supplier Information

Guidance for external suppliers of equipment. 
Supplier Guidance