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.
We do ask that you fill in a 2020 Groups Pack even if you don’t want to pre-book any activities. This is so that we know to expect you, and can look after you while you are on site. It means we are also able to advise you in advance of anything happening at the Arboretum that day which may be of interest to your group or affect your visit.
If you are pre-booking any activities or food and drink packages we do ask that you pay a deposit on booking. For pre-booked food packages we will require a £5 per person deposit.
If you are pre-booking activities only we will require a £2 per person deposit. Deposits are non-refundable, however if numbers decrease, overpayments on your deposit can be subtracted from your final balance.
For bookings made within one week of a visit, the full balance for the visit will be taken. Please note, bookings where pre-booked items are required can only be secured upon the receipt of the required deposit.
Final balances and deposits can both be paid either by cheque, BACS transfer, or credit/debit card over the phone. We accept most major cards, including Visa, Maestro and MasterCard. We cannot accept American Express at this time. Cheques will need to be made out to ‘National Memorial Arboretum’. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for BACS details.
We will not require your final group numbers until one week before your visit. If you have pre-booked any activities or food packages we will also need to make sure the final balance is paid at this time. Any changes after that cannot be guaranteed, although every effort to accommodate your group will be made.
Your group will be met upon arrival by one of our dedicated volunteers, who will welcome you to our site. If you have pre-booked any activities or arrival food and drink packages, the volunteer will give you details of where your group needs to be and any tickets. If you have not pre-booked any activities, the volunteer will give you a brief overview of the many things you can do whilst you are at the Arboretum.
By booking one of our food packages, you will benefit from a reserved seating area for your group, waited service, and tea and coffee with your food. You won’t need to pre-order dishes for the individual members of your party, as they can be chosen from a menu on the day. Please do indicate on your booking form any special dietary requirements.
Yes, this is possible. We have a number of picnic areas in our grounds, as well as benches lining most Arboretum paths. We ask that visitors refrain from eating food not purchased from us in the Restaurant or Coffee Shop seating areas.
If you would like to book one of our Arboretum speakers, we require you to fill out a form. We can either email or post you this form, contact email@example.com to arrange this. Our groups team will then contact you to confirm your booking and detailed costings.
We have a selection of images available for use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your requirements and we will be happy to help.
Yes, you are able to purchase both maps and guidebooks ahead of your visit. These can be delivered to your address before your visit to the Arboretum. Please call our shop on 01283 245 130 to buy. Please note that postage charges may apply.