Forthcoming Events

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

A Spotlight On: Goldfish, Caterpillars and Guinea Pigs: Pilots, Parachutes and Pioneering Surgery

Join Goldfish Club Chairman Sqn Ldr (Ret'd) Art Stacey to hear the heroic encounters of the so-called Goldfish, Caterpillars and Guinea Pigs.

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39 Field Squadron Royal Engineers (Aden Veterans)

The 39th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, will host a 50th Anniversary Memorial Service of Remembrance at the Arboretum.

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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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'The Parachute Squadron', The Royal Armoured Corps Memorial Dedication

A short service of dedication will be held in honour of a new memorial dedicated to remember those who served in the Parachute Squadron, The Royal Armoured Corps.

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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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Normandy Veterans Annual Memorial Service and Parade

A short service of Remembrance and a wreath laying will take place at the Arboretum to commemorate ‘D’ Day.

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Father's Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your deserving dad to the Arboretum’s twist on a traditional afternoon tea this Father’s Day!

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Wildlife and Landscape Photography Workshop

Learn more about wildlife, nature and landscape photography with photographer Villayat Sunkmanitu during our wildlife and photography workshop this June.

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Armed Forces Day 2017

Show your support for our country's Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day at the Arboretum.

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A Spotlight On: The Vulcan in the Falklands Conflict

As part of our Armed Forces Day programme, join us to learn more about the Vulcan Aircraft.

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National Service Veterans Foundation

The National Service Veterans Foundation will be holding a short service of Remembrance, with wreath laying, on National Service Day.

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Royal Artillery Service of Remembrance

The Royal Artillery Association and the wider Regimental family will come together at their annual service of Remembrance and wreath laying on Saturday 1 July.

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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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Women at War 100

On Friday 7 July, The Royal British Legion will commemorate the centenary of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) - the first time women were formally fully enrolled in our Armed Forces – as well as women’s Service in the British Armed Forces ever since.

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Royal Air Force Boy Entrants Association Memorial Day

The Royal Air Force Boy Entrants will hold their annual association memorial day at the Arboretum.

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The Luna Cinema presents Dirty Dancing

The National Memorial Arboretum presents a cinematic event not to be missed. Join us on Saturday 15 July for a special evening showing of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing (12A).

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Arborfield Old Boys Association Reunion

The Arborfield Old Boy's Association will hold their annual reunion at the Arboretum on the 15 July 2017.  The event will include a parade and a drum head service.

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The Luna Cinema presents Hacksaw Ridge

As part of our programme of summer events, the National Memorial Arboretum presents a cinematic event not to be missed. Join us on the Sunday16 July for a special evening showing of the 2016, Oscar winning Hacksaw Ridge.  

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British Korean War Veterans Association

The British Korean War Veterans Association will hold a service of Remembrance to remember those who served in the Korean Theatre. 

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July Plant Hunters' Fair

Start preparing your garden for autumn by joining us in July for the last Plant Hunters' Fair of 2017. Browse and purchase plants for your own garden and receive specialist advise from nursery experts at this ever popular event.

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A Spotlight On: Women on the Home Front

Learn more about the varied range of roles of women on the Home Front during World War I with Professor Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester.

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Battle of Passchendaele Centenary Service

On Monday 31 July a commemorative service will be held at the Arboretum to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele (The Third Battle of Ypres).

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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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The Allied Special Forces Association Summer Gathering

The Allied Special Forces Association & Escape Lines Memorial Society will hold an annual gathering with music provided by the City of Sheffield Pipe Band.

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A Ceremony of Remembrance at the RoadPeace Wood

All visitors are invited to attend the RoadPeace annual service of Remembrance. The service will remember individuals killed in road accidents.

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A Spotlight On: Patrolling a Beat with a Difference

Find out how Care of Police Survivors (COPS) helps the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty.

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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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Brotherhood of Greek Veterans annual Service of Remembrance

The Brotherhood of Veterans of The 1941 Greek Campaign will be holding an annual service of thanksgiving and Remembrance.

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National Forest Way 75

The National Forest Way 75 is the first point to point ultra marathon of its kind, covering the length of The National Forest.

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Dedication of 101 Squadron RAF Memorial

The official unveiling and dedication of a memorial to mark the centenary of 101 Squadron RAF.

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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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Celebration of the Centenary of the Formation of No.14 Squadron RNAS/NO. 214 Squadron RAF

A short service and wreath laying will be held at the No. 214 (FMS) Squadron Memorial to commemorate the Centenary of the formation of No.14 Squadron RNAS/No. 214 Squadron RAF.

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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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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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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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