Youth Groups

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.

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

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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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