Forthcoming Events

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

Memory Lane Café August

Our monthly reminiscence café, Memory Lane will provide a forum for people living with dementia, their carers, and their friends and family. The free of charge session will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm, and will use objects and activities to stimulate senses and aid the recall of prior experiences.

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August 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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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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Cyprus Memorial Remembrance Service

A service of Remembrance will be held at the Cyprus Memorial.

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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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World War I Capturing the Past Photography Workshop

Perfect for amateur snappers, our summer photography workshop is ideal for visitors looking to develop their skills to gain a deeper understanding of the use of depth, perspective and composition in photography.

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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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Orange Institution Memorial Dedication Service

The Loyal Orange Institution will hold a short service of remembrance to dedicate their new memorial.

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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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National Service (RAF) Association Annual Parade and Service of Remembrance

The National Service (RAF) Association will hold an annual service of Remembrance, parade and wreath laying at the Arboretum.  

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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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Memory Lane Café September

Our monthly reminiscence café, Memory Lane will provide a forum for people living with dementia, their carers, and their friends and family. The free of charge session will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm, and will use objects and activities to stimulate senses and aid the recall of prior experiences.

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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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September 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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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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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Ride To The Wall 2017

Ride to the Wall sees thousands of motorcyclists, both young and old, from around the UK come together in a moving emotional service to remember the names engraved on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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October 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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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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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Memory Lane Café October

Our monthly reminiscence café, Memory Lane will provide a forum for people living with dementia, their carers, and their friends and family. The free of charge session will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm, and will use objects and activities to stimulate senses and aid the recall of prior experiences.

READ MORE

Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

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

READ MORE

Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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 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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Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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.

READ MORE

Passchendaele 100 Guided Walks

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

READ MORE

Women at War Walk

Join one of our expert guides to visit some of the memorials which remember the vital contribution of women over the last 100 years.

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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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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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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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