Youth Groups

Open For Visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm from 15 Nov), every day except Christmas Day.  

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below. 

We are currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties with our telephone systems if you'd like to get in touch with the Arboretum team please email info@thenma.org.uk. If you are trying to make a booking for parking tickets, mobility scooters or an event please consider visiting our online booking portal

 

Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 5pm. 

Pre-book your visit

Using our inspiring landscape as inspiration for a series of workshops and activities, there is plenty for your Girlguiding & Scout Association Groups, home education partnerships, sports teams and other youth groups to do while at the Arboretum.

Visitor holds a star made of small twigs

Bushcraft

Why not join one of our team and learn rope skills and den building, or how to use tools and create an effective fire. This full day session allows you to choose two items from the following list and spend the day surrounded by nature; Woodland Team Building, Tool Skills, Rope Skills and Den Building, Fire Skills, Knife Skills.

Book an Activity

Learning Booking Form
Poppies close up in front of Pegasus Bridge Memorial

Act of Remembrance

Only with us for part of the day, why not join us in an Act of Remembrance. Participants in these activities reflect on the key themes of Remembrance and why these rituals can be important. Groups may personalise the act with their own readings, poems and songs if they wish, and this activity is tailored for older or younger age groups.

Self-Led Visits

Groups are welcome to visit the site and deliver their own activities. Visits can include self-led tours of the Arboretum and exploration of our free exhibitions, including Landscapes of Life. We kindly request that anyone wishing to do a self-led visit still informs us of their arrival beforehand, by booking your coach in using the online portal below.
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