May Half Term Activities

Gather the family this May Half Term for a range of outdoor adventures amongst the Arboretum's spring colours.

AR Experience

Commonwealth ARboretum

This new augmented reality experience takes families on a journey to learn about the diverse communities and friendship of countries that take part in the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth ARboretum will be in the free Landscapes of Life exhibition in the Remembrance Centre.

Queens Baton Relay Information Post

The Queens Baton Relay Sticker Trail

Inspired by the Queen’s Baton Relay, currently taking place across all the countries of the Commonwealth ahead of the opening of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay sticker trail invites families to find eight batons linked to memorials at the Arboretum.


At each of the batons families will discover a fact about a Commonwealth community that has helped build the world today. Once they have placed each flag sticker in the right place on the map, they can return to our Restaurant to collect a sweet treat.


£2.50pp, pick up your trail pack from the Welcome Desk.

Outdoor Escape Challenge


Now in its third year, this year's version of the popular outdoor escape challenge invites groups of families and friends to solve cryptic puzzles and discover the stories behind some of the memorials dedicated to communities from across the Commonwealth.  


£12 - £15 per group

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

Stick Man 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.

Children's Play Areas


Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre, featuring a range of fun items to climb, crawl through and swing on. A second children’s play area, with wooden play equipment and a picnic area, is near to the Children’s Wood.

Children in Sensory Play Garden