Forthcoming Events

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

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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Memory Lane Café December

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family. 

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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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National Lottery 'Thank You' Campaign

Since their foundation in 1994, the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £7.7billion to over 42,000 projects, believing that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.

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Memory Lane Café January

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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A Spotlight On: ‘Scream truth to the world’? Testimony as resistance in the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz

This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘the power of words’.

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Paws for Remembrance

Spend the day with your four legged friend. Explore the grounds together, whilst supporting the Arboretum. 

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Memory Lane Café February

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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Memory Lane Café March

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

 

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A Spotlight On: Trees at the Arboretum

An insight into the myths and symbolism connected to the trees in the Arboretum.

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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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Memory Lane Café April

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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Memory Lane Café May

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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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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Memory Lane Café June

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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Memory Lane Café July

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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Memory Lane Café August

Our monthly reminiscence café returns this month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

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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. 

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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. 

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