Join one of our volunteers to hear the history of the Arboretum, participate in an act of Remembrance and to observe a moving two-minute silence. It is appreciated if visitors are seated by 10.50am in the Chapel for the consideration of others. Millennium Chapel – 11am - Free
Join one of our expert volunteer guides on a walk to discover the stories behind some of our memorials.
45 minutes. £4 per person. Under 5s free. From 11.15am. Please book at the Welcome Desk.
On the 2 April 1982, Argentine forces invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands, sparking one of the largest major conflicts since World War II. The conflict lasted 74 days and 255 British personnel lost their lives. Forty years on, this guided walk will tell the stories of those who served as part of the Falklands taskforce.
75 minutes. £5 per person. Under 5s free. 2pm Daily. Please book at the Welcome Desk. Available until 3 July 2022.
During the Second World War fighting in the Far East was brutal and conditions were unimaginable. Those taken as prisoners of war experienced harsh treatment and many never returned home. Join one of our volunteers outside the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building to hear about the men and women who served in this region and how their contribution resulted in Victory over Japan in 1945. Far East Prisoners of War Building - Free
The Armed Forces Memorial is a nationally-significant focus for Remembrance, providing recognition and thanks for those who have given their lives in the service of their country since the end of the Second World War. Learn more about this moving monument and the symbolism in its design. Armed Forces Memorial – Free
This moving talk highlights the story of the 309 soldiers shot at Dawn during the First World War who were later posthumously pardoned. Shot at Dawn Memorial – Free
Complete with pre-recorded commentary, the Arboretum’s land train is the perfect way to discover the stories behind many of our fascinating memorials. Ideal for first time visitors, the land train tour takes 50 minutes and is accessible for manual wheel chair users.
£7 adults. £3.50 children (6 - 16 years). Under 5s are free. £17.00 Family of Four (one or two adults).
Our land trains run regularly throughout the day, please speak to our team at the Welcome Desk for our daily timetable.
Please note dogs are not permitted on the Land Train.
Groups of 10+ benefit from discounted pre-booked tickets, please download our Groups Pack or email email@example.com for further details.
Our 150-acre site is full of treasures waiting to be discovered, although some of these are a distance from our Remembrance Centre. Join one of our expert volunteer guides on a buggy tour to ensure you don’t miss out on visiting Watersmeet, the Christmas Truce Memorial, the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and many more.
40 minutes. £7 adult, £3.50 children (6-16 years), under 5s free.
Our Tailor-made Tours are ideal for groups of up to seven people and make a great gift. We'll provide an experienced volunteer guide as your personal host for the day as well as a mouth-watering two course lunch in our restaurant. From the comfort of an electric buggy, you will be able to explore the Arboretum at your leisure and hear some of the fascinating stories behind the memorials.
Tailor-made tours must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Please call 01283 245 100 for further information or to purchase a Tailor-Made Tour.
The grounds of the Arboretum are expansive and feature nearly 400 memorials. A detailed Mini Guide (£3) and Guidebook (£7.50) of the Arboretum are available to purchase.