Forthcoming Events

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

Twilight Trek

Join us as the sun begins to set for our annual Twilight Trek. This atmospheric event offers the opportunity for visitors to experience and explore the Arboretum at twilight.

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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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Ride of Respect

Scooterists from the Warwickshire Scooter Alliance will be coming together from across the region to pay their respects and lay wreaths at the Armed Forces Memorial.

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FEAEA Memorial Inauguration Service

The opening of the RAF Flight Engineer and Air Engineer Memorial. 

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A Spotlight On: The First World War contribution of Dulmial Village, Pakistan

This talk will present the First World War history of the village Dulmial, in present day Pakistan. It will also highlight the important role of Muslim soldiers in the Great War.

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Woodland Tea Light Workshops

Using autumnal woodland textures and colours, younger visitors can create their very own (battery) tea light holder for when the nights draw in.

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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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Staffordshire Masons Remembrance Service

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire will be hosting a Service of Remembrance in the Masonic Memorial Garden.

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Armistice 100 Candlelit Vigil

Pay tribute to the generation of a century ago as we congregate on the eve of Armistice Day to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent.

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Armistice Day / Remembrance Sunday

Our annual outdoor Armistice Day service will be held on Sunday 11 November at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial. Everyone is invited to participate in the service which will mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which signaled the end of the First World War.  

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Memory Lane Cafe November

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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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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The Showmen's Guild Service of Remembrance

The Showmen's Guild will be hosting a Remembrance Parade and Service at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 18 November.

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A Spotlight On: Nepal, Gurkhas and The Gurkha Welfare Trust

Join Major (Retired) Rob Cross for a verbal trek into the hills of Nepal, meeting some of the people from whom the Gurkhas were recruited. 

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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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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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Illuminated Arboretum

A stunning and awe-inspiring immersive experience, this event will see the Arboretum and some of its memorials ‘shown in another light’.

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Memory Lane Café December

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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A Spotlight On: The Making of a Public Memorial Sculpture

Join sculptor Georgie Welch for an informative talk through the process of creating The Christmas Truce memorial commissioned by the Football Association, sited at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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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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A Spotlight On: Torn From Home, The Legacy Of The Kindertransports

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is “Torn from Home”, exploring what it is like to be driven from home because of persecution or the threat of genocide. The Kindertransports were rescue operations which saved the lives of thousands of mainly Jewish refugee children before but also during World War 2.

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A Spotlight On: Symbolism in Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8, ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’

Dimitri Shostakovich wrote his 8th String Quartet in 1960 whilst visiting a town in East Germany near Dresden. He was officially sent there to compose a score for a Soviet film concerned with the bombing of Dresden during WWII. 

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Bonhams Valuation Day

On Thursday 7 March we shall be joined by representatives from Bonhams, who are available to value visitors pictures, jewellery, silver, ceramics and other general valuations.

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Bonhams Valuation Day

On Thursday 7 March we shall be joined by representatives from Bonhams, who are available to value visitors medals, coins, arms & armour, jewellery, silver, ceramics and general valuations 

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The Loch Class Frigates Association Service of Remembrance

This Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 14 April 2019.

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