Forthcoming Events

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

A Spotlight On: Germany and the First World War, 1918-2018

Join Dr Nicholas Martin from the University of Birmingham for a talk exploring why in Germany, in contrast to the UK, the First World War might be termed the Forgotten War.

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

The National Service (RAF) Association veterans will hold an annual Service of Remembrance, parade and wreath laying 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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77th Anniversary Memorial Service of the 1941 Greek Campaign

The Brotherhood of Veterans of The 1941 Greek Campaign will be holding a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the conflict. 

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Operation Banner Annual Commemoration Service

The Northern Ireland Veterans' Association will be holding their annual service, followed by a parade to the Ulster Ash Grove for wreath laying and personal tributes. 

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Donor Family Network Service of Thanksgiving

A non-denominational service for families to remember loved one's who have donated organs and tissue and for transplant recipients to give thanks for the gift of life. 

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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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Autumn Festival

Join us in the Arboretum's seasonal setting for a celebration of all things Autumn.

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A Spotlight On: The Great War In Interviews

Join Richard van Emden to hear first hand experiences of the Great War through interviews with a selection of WWI veterans.

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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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Ride To The Wall 2018

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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The Neptune Association Remembrance Service

On Saturday 13 October The Neptune Association will hold their annual service of Remembrance and Annual General Meeting at the Arboretum. 

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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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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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Mercian Volunteers Regimental Association Parade and Picnic

This parade will commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI and the Battle of St Quentin. 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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The Loch Class Frigates Association Service of Remembrance

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

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