We hope the information below helps you plan your visit, however, if you have any further questions please do get in touch by calling 01283 245 100 or submit your question online.
Please note that children's bikes, balance bikes scooters and roller blades can not be used in the Arboretum grounds. Ball games are also not permitted.
To guarantee entry and to get the most from your visit, we highly recommend booking your visit in advance.
Entry to the Arboretum is free. Parking is charged at £4 for cars booked in advance and £6 on the day.
One parking ticket is required per vehicle.
Please ensure that upon arrival you have your booking confirmation ready to present to our parking attendant (digitally on your phone is fine).
Our restaurant is open 10am – 3pm daily and serves a range of hot food, sandwiches, soups and cakes suitable for all ages.
Our range of children’s meals ensure that even the pickiest eaters will find something they can enjoy.
Families can dine in our indoor and outdoor seating area, or you can take your sandwiches with you and enjoy them in our picnic and play areas. You’ll find one of our picnic areas next to our Children’s Play area in the Children’s Wood.
We kindly ask that only food purchased from the Arboretum is consumed in our Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
Our youngest visitors will enjoy joining Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Stick Man himself along the route!
You can pick up a free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk, available everyday.
We recommend that families wishing to try the trail wear appropriate footwear and clothing. The route may be unsuitable for some pushchairs.
*Stick Man (C) 2008 & TM. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffer. Licenced by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.
Here at the Arboretum, we have two outdoor play areas available for young visitors to enjoy.
Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A second children’s play area, with a picnic area, can be found further into the Arboretum grounds
Please note: only assistance dogs are permitted within our Children's Play Areas.
We hold lots of exciting activities throughout the year which are designed to help our youngest visitors learn more about the Arboretum, why it’s important to remember and the wildlife in our grounds.
Visit our What's On page to find out what events are coming soon.