Outdoor Escape Challenge

Open For Visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm from 15 Nov), every day except Christmas Day.  

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below. 

Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 5pm. 
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This summer gather the family for one of our brand-new outdoor escape challenges, Operation Vault and Operation Kingpin.

 

The National Memorial Arboretum is home to many memorials to emergency and volunteer organisations, including the new UK Police Memorial, which is being dedicated this year.

 

Like all our emergency services, the Police Force works tirelessly to support our nation. They use their powers of deduction and team skills to solve cases and keep our country safe.

 

Test out your own skills and see if you can crack the case while learning more about our memorials to the emergency services, volunteer and civilian organisations alike.

 

Available from the Welcome Desk upon arrival.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Memorial Garden

Operation Kingpin

A gang of thieves are digging a tunnel beneath a bank, planning to steal all of the money from one of the underground vaults. Your mission is to help Inspector Jack Heart and Inspector Aliyah Clarke solve the puzzles around the Arboretum, identifying the gang’s ringleader before it’s too late. This two-hour family-friendly mission recommended for age 8+ - £12

Have you got what it takes to unmask a criminal gang ringleader or identify the location of a high-profile bank robbery?

Fire and Rescue Services Memorial

Operation Vault

A gang of thieves are digging a tunnel beneath a bank, planning to steal all of the money from one of the underground vaults. Your mission is to help Inspector Jack Heart and Inspector Aliyah Clarke solve the puzzles around the Arboretum, identifying which vault the robbers plan to break in to before it’s too late. This challenging two-to-three-hour puzzle will test the skills of even the most ardent escape room enthusiast - £15

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book to do an Escape Challenge before I arrive?
No. You don't need to book our Escape Challenges before you arrive at the Arboretum. You can purchase the challenges at our Welcome Desk when you arrive onsite. We do recommend that you pre-book your visit and further information about how to do this can be found on our book tickets page
Can I bring my dog with me to complete the challenges?
Our Escape Challenges feature areas that are away from our designated dog walking route so they wouldn't be able to join you for this activity. 
How many packs will I require?
We recommend that you work together as a group to crack our cases, so you'll need one pack per party.