Easter Holiday Activities

Make a date to visit the Arboretum this Easter where there'll be lots for visitors of all ages to enjoy. 

With more than 150-acres of grounds and woodland to explore and over 350 memorials to see, there is lots to discover at the Arboretum this Easter holiday.


Stick Man Outdoor Trail

Based on the popular children's book Stick Man*, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this trail tells the story of Stick Man and his adventure back home to the Family Tree. 

Please note this walk will be taking place outdoors on our Arboretum grounds, so we recommend that all participants wear appropriate footwear and clothing. At times this walk may deviate from our dedicated dog walking route, visitors wishing to participate in this activity are unable to bring dogs on this trail.

This trail is FREE of charge. Activity packs to support this trail will be available for £2.50. 

*Stick Man (C) 2008 & TM. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licenced by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.


Nature Detective Backpacks

Keen explorers can pick up one of our Nature Detective Backpacks, exploring the various habitats the Arboretum has to offer and seeing what creepy crawlies live within. Included are binoculars, wildlife info cards and a bug catcher to study your findings before releasing them back into the wild.

A £4 hire charge will apply for each backpack.


Muddy Makers Galleys

Young visitors will have the opportunity to get messy and creative in our purpose-built 'Mud Galleys' on the Naval Review. These specially designed mud kitchens are designed to promote engagement with nature and help to develop creativity with natural materials. 

Please note this  Hand washing facilities will be available in the Remembrance Centre.



Wildflower Sowing

This Easter why not take the chance to contribute to the Arboretums ever-growing landscape by contributing to a wildflower meadow. Seed packs will be available from the welcome desk, and will contain a mixture of seeds and sand. Once sown, the seeds will take approximately three weeks to germinate, so make sure to come back and see what results your hard work has produced!

£1 per seed pack

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Tel: 01283 245 100; Email: info@thenma.org.uk