Forthcoming Events

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

Holocaust Memorial Day Chapel Service

Our daily chapel service will be extended on Holocaust Memorial Day to include a candle lighting.

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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’, looking at testimony as resistance in the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play and Storytelling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning.

Sounds, colours, textures and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story. 

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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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February 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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Half Term Holiday Activities

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the PDSA Dickin Medal, honouring the work of animals in war. This February half-term we are looking at the extraordinary stories of four Dickin Medal recipients, Simon, Beauty, GI Joe and War Horse Warrior.

 

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A Spotlight On: Fashion and Freedom

Jenna Rossi-Camus, curator and producer of Fashion & Freedom discusses the exhibition’s content and development focusing on how it invited professional fashion designers and students to reflect on the legacies of the First World War with regards to women’s history.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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 Snowdrop Parade

On Wednesday 14 March 2017 the Royal Air Force Police Association and Royal Military Police will hold a snowdrop parade and memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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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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March Plant Hunters' Fair

Visitors with an interest in gardening are sure to enjoy attending one of our annual Plant Hunters' Fairs. With nursery experts on hand, stalls to browse and purchase from, and 150-acres of maturing woodland to explore, there will be lots to see and inspire.

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March 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: Trees at the Arboretum

An insight into identification of some of the 30,000 trees at the Arboretum.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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 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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April 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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Drive-It Day

Drive-It Day, a celebration of our motoring heritage, commemorates the Royal Automobile Club’s 'Thousand Mile Trial' which was held 1900. This year the Arboretum will again provide the stunning backdrop to a wide display of classic vehicles for our visitors to enjoy.

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A Spotlight On: The Importance of the Mosquito and its Crew

This talk will cover the history and importance of the Mosquito to UK aviation heritage, and the project to restore this aircraft for the UK people.

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Prince of Wales's Own Regimental Stone Unveiling

A new memorial stone will be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum dedicated to those who served in The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire, and its antecedents The West Yorkshire Regiment and The East Yorkshire Regiment. 

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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Vintage Market

From vintage finds to handmade items lovingly made locally, you'll find some truly unique treasures at this two-day spring vintage and handmade popup market. 

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May Plant Hunters' Fair

After exploring our beautiful memorial landscape for inspiration, receive specialist advice from nursery experts, including RHS medallists and national collection holders, and browse and purchase plants for your own garden.

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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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May 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 Forest Discovery Walks

Join us for a guided walk around the Arboretum grounds, as part of the National Forest Walking Festivals.

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National Forest Discovery Walk

Join us for a guided walk around the Arboretum grounds, as part of the National Forest Walking Festival.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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 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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June 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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Armed Forces Day Weekend

Show your support for our country's Armed Forces during Armed Forces Weekend at the Arboretum.

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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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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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July 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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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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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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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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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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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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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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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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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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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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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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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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Gurkha Act of Remembrance

Join members of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Gurkha Brigade Association for an Act of Remembrance, followed by a wreath laying, at the Gurkha Chautara.

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Armistice Day / Remembrance Sunday

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

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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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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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Little Saplings Sensory Play

Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling 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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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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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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