Visiting with a Group

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

Visiting groups are warmly welcomed at the National Memorial Arboretum.


Whatever your interests, there is lots to see around our site with 150-acres of developing landscape to explore and nearly 400 inspiring memorials to see.


We politely request that groups of ten or more book in advance of their visit to the Arboretum.

Book A Group Visit

Our group booking pack contains more information about the services and packages we are able to offer groups, as well as a group booking form.
Groups Pack 2021

Visiting as a Group


For certain activities you may be requested to pay a £2 or £5 deposit per person. This deposit is non-refundable, however may be deductible from your final balance if group numbers do change. Final visit balance must be paid one week before your visit.

Please be advised that on certain event days some aspects of your trip cannot be guaranteed. If this is the case you will be advised of this before your visit date.

Person interacting with installation at Illuminated Arboretum in 2020

Book ahead for Christmas 2021

Looking for something festive and fun for your group this winter? Why not plan a visit to the Arboretum and experience one of our December group packages, including the ever-popular Seasonal Lunches with a Swing, comprising a delicious three course meal and live swing band, or Illuminated Arboretum, a winter light trail which takes your group on a sensory experience around the Arboretum after dark. To find out more, please speak to the groups team by calling 01283 245 100, or email using the button below. 
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Finding it hard to choose?

Sometimes it can be hard to decide between our many fantastic packages and activities. Why not book your coach in, using our new online portal, and then contact our team at a later date to add these extras to your booking?


Please note our packages and activities do require pre-booking, please check our groups pack for further information.

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Group at Shot at Dawn Memorial

Can't visit the Arboretum?

Do you want to share your love of the Arboretum with your friends, colleagues and association members, or maybe you are looking for future speakers for your WI, Probus or youth group?

Our team of expert volunteer guides can provide external talks to your group on a wide range of Arboretum related subjects. Talks can be tailored to suit your group and are available throughout the UK. A small charge and travel expenses will apply

Please note all external talks must be booked in advance through the Arboretum. To book please call fill out the downloadable form and return to us at your earliest convenience.

Group Speaker Form (In Person) Group Speaker Form (Virtual)
A view from the Armed Forces Memorial