The National Memorial Arboretum is open to pre-booked visitors. Tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit the site at this time.
Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets are available. The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building and Shop are now open. We also have indoor seating available in our Restaurant, as well as the outdoor takeaway service from our Coffee Shop.
We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.
Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.
Here at the Arboretum, we will be marking this event across two days, with a range of fun family activities, a service of thanks and a food and craft fair.
Saturday 26 June, 12noon
On Armed Forces Day we will be holding a short service at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial to recognise the work of our UK Armed Forces, and come together, in line with social distancing guidelines, in thanking them for their hard work.
There will be a whole host of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including climbing walls, a free-drop airbag, Red Arrows simulator, RAF rocket launchers, a WWII assault course and much more.
Across the weekend we will be welcoming two fantastic military bands to the Arboretum, the Band of the Mercian Regiment on the Saturday and the Band of the Household Division on the Sunday, to join in our celebrations and play a host of live music for our visitors.
Featuring stalls from a range of local sellers and small businesses, make sure to take time to look around our Food and Craft Fair, located on The Beat, to find a host of interesting items and delicious treats.