February Half Term

The National Memorial Arboretum has something for all ages this half term, from outdoor trails and sensory play areas, to leisurely strolls with the family surrounded by wildlife.

Gerard Hobson: Wild Arboretum

Wild Arboretum Activity Packs

Wild Arboretum activity packs designed to help our youngest visitors discover more about just some of the wildlife that calls the Arboretum home are available on a daily basis until 13 March. Each pack includes a children's sticker trail and activity sheet - £2.50 per pack

Children doing the stick man trail

Stick Man Outdoor Trail

Our youngest visitors will enjoy joining Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree. You can pick up a free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk. We recommend that families wishing to try the trail wear appropriate footwear and clothing. The route may be unsuitable for some pushchairs and dogs can’t join you on the trail.


Stick Man (C) 2008 & TM. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffer. Licenced by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

A orange butterfly on purple flowers

Wild Arboretum Photography Competition

Using the Wild Arboretum exhibition as inspiration, we are encouraging our visitors to grab their camera, head out into the Arboretum grounds and see what natural elements
they can discover to inspire a nature themed photograph.

The photographs will be judged by artist Gerard Hobson whose playful prints feature in the Wild Arboretum exhibition. The winners in the two competition categories, Adult and Children Under 14, will each receive their own Gerard Hobson print.

The competition will close on Friday 4 March and all images must be submitted online.
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A family playing in the outdoor play area

Outdoor Play Areas

Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A second children’s play area, with a picnic area, is near to the Children’s Wood.