Forthcoming Events

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO ATTEND

October Half Term

Join us for a Journey of Discovery at the Arboretum this half term.

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Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

Join one of our expert guides to learn about some of the memorials with links to the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Gibraltar Memorial Remembrance Service

A service of Remembrance, featuring reflections on World War I, tributes to WWII, an Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying will be held at the Gibraltar Memorial.

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Passchendaele: Mud and Memory. Artist Workshops

Join sculptor Stephen Dixon to discover more about the Battle of Passchendaele, and the thinking behind his fascinating exhibition. You can even add your own creations to the display. Participation includes FREE entry into the Passchendaele Mud and Memory Exhibition.

 

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A Spotlight On: The Caribbean Contribution Within the British Armed Forces

Discover more about the Caribbean military contribution and the role the community played rebuilding post-war Britain with Horace Barnes, Chairperson of the 'Why Are West Indians Project'. It will feature veterans talking about their time in the British Military, as well as stories such as that of Walter Tull in World War I and Windrush Day of World War II. 

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Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

Join one of our expert guides to learn about some of the memorials with links to the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play* and story telling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story.

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Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

Join one of our expert guides to learn about some of the memorials with links to the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Armistice Day

Our annual outdoor Armistice Day service will be held on Saturday 11 November.

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The Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade Service of Remembrance

A Service of Remembrance will be held to commemorate all members of the Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade who served their country in times of both war and peace.

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Remembrance Sunday

Our annual outdoor Remembrance Sunday Service will be held on Sunday 12 November at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial. This event is not ticketed and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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The Allied Special Forces Association Service of Remembrance

The Allied Special Forces Association will hold their Annual Service of Remembrance and Commemoration in the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove on Remembrance Sunday.

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Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

Join one of our expert guides to learn about some of the memorials with links to the Battle of Passchendaele.

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November Wildlife Watch

From tiny insects to mammals and amphibious water loving creatures, the Arboretum is home to a wide variety of wildlife, trees and flowers. Nature loving young visitors can discover more about just some of these amazing living things at our monthly interactive Wildlife Watch sessions.

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A Spotlight On: A Heroine at Home - The Housewife on the Home Front

Learn more about the role of women on the Home Front during World War I with Professor Karen Hunt.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play* and story telling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story.

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Christmas Food and Gift Fair

Enjoy exploring the beautiful wintry landscape of the Arboretum before browsing for those perfect handmade Christmas gifts and tasty festive treats at our Christmas Food and Gift Fair. Children's craft activities are also available and tasty festive snacks and meals will be available in our restaurant.  

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Holly Wreath Making Workshops

Create a beautiful bespoke wreath for your front door.

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Carols by Candlelight

Join us in the beautiful winter surroundings of the National Memorial Arboretum for our annual Christmas Carol Concert.

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Spotlight On: Looking After Wild Birds in the Winter and My Experiences as a Young Naturalist

Join us December when young TV naturalist and blogger Georgia will be sharing her love of the natural world.

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December Wildlife Watch

From tiny insects to mammals and amphibious water loving creatures, the Arboretum is home to a wide variety of wildlife, trees and flowers. Nature loving young visitors can discover more about just some of these amazing living things at our monthly interactive Wildlife Watch sessions.

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Royal Air Force PTI Association

The Royal Air Force PTI Association will hold a service to dedicate their new memorial in the grounds of the Arboretum.

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Royal Military Police Annual Remembrance Service

The Royal Military Police Association will hold an annual Remembrance service including a chapel service, parade, march past and an Act of Remembrance at the Arboretum.

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