Forthcoming Events

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

Re-dedication of the War Widows’ Association Rose Garden

Join us for a short service to re-dedicate the War Widows' Association Rose Garden.  

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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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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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Care Of Police Survivors - Annual Service of Remembrance

An annual service of Remembrance will be held to commemorate police officers who have died whilst on duty.

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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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The Home Front Proms

Join us on this summer's evening to enjoy uplifting live orchestral performances set to the backdrop of the Arboretum at dusk.

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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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Royal Corps of Signals Annual Service

A service of Remembrance will be held at The Royal Corps of Signals Memorial for members of the regular, reserve and retired elements of the Corps family as well as the families of those who have died in service during the past 10 years.

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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 The Royal Welsh Regiment Memorial

A dedication and memorial service will be held at The Royal Welsh Regiment Memorial this September.

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Northern Ireland Veteran's Association Annual Service

On Saturday 16 September the Northern Ireland Veteran's Association will hold their Annual Service, in the Millennium Chapel, followed by a parade to the Ulster Ash Grove.

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Northern Ireland Veterans' Association Operation Banner annual service of commemoration

A Service is to be held in the Arboretum Chapel followed by a parade to the Ulster Ash Grove and wreath laying. The return march will include a salute taken by the bereaved.

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The Duke of York's Royal Military School memorial dedication

The Duke of York's Royal Military School will hold an unveiling and memorial dedication service at the National Memorial Arboretum on Monday 18 September.

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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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What the War Did: Social Change During World War I Symposium

This September the National Memorial Arboretum will hold a two-day symposium to coincide with our on-going World War I centenary events and activities.

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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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The Neptune Association Remembrance Service

On Saturday 14 October The Neptune Association will hold their annual service of Remembrance and Annual General Meeting 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 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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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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