October Half Term

Autumn provides the perfect opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore the colourful Arboretum grounds, and what better way to do this than with one of our outdoor trails, available over October Half Term. 

Child participating in an Arboretum outdoor activity trail

Autumn Activity Trail

Pick up a trail sheet from our welcome desk and head out around site to find our pinecone friends!


Can you spot our friends and find out what jobs they’re doing to keep our site beautiful as the weather changes? Once you have found them all, head back to the Remembrance centre to collect your prize.


£2.50 per person

10am - 5pm | 14 October - 05 November

Interactive Storytelling

Our special interactive storytelling workshops will be a whole lot of fun. The story for this half term is: Penguin and Pinecone.


Our skilled storytellers will guide our young visitors through the stories to bring them to life in a unique way and all we ask is that they bring along their imagination.



11.00am, 11.30am & 12.00pm | 30 October - 03 November

Craft Activities at the Arboretum

Autumn Crafts

Make your own pinecone friend using a range of colourful materials and pinecones from collected from around the Arboretum. If you’d like to get planting, we invite you to decorate your very own plant pot and plant seeds which you can watch grow at home.



11.00am to 3.00pm | 30 October - 03 November

Children sitting on Stick Man at the Arboretum

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.

Children climbing in the Sensory Play Garden at the Arboretum

Outdoor Play Areas

Here at the Arboretum, we have two outdoor play areas available for young visitors to enjoy. Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A second children’s play area, with a picnic area, can be found further into the Arboretum grounds.


Please note: only assistance dogs are permitted within our Children's Play Areas.

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