February Half Term Holiday Activities

Make a date to visit the Arboretum this February Half Term, where younger visitors can explore the world around them with our woodland adventures.

Woodland Adventurers Pop-Up Cinema

FREE. Donations appreciated.

Peter Rabbit (PG) - 10.30am
Stick Man (U) - 1.30pm & 2.30pm 

Advanced booking for this activity is recommended as tickets are limited. To book tickets please click here.

Take your mind on a voyage in our indoor pop-up cinema, travelling through Mr McGregor's vegetable garden on an adventure with Peter Rabbit (PG)(2018). Based on the books by Beatrix Potter, this film sees Peter Rabbit, his three sisters: Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail, and their cousin Benjamin enjoying their days in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden. When one day Mr McGregor's relative inherits the house, a battle of wills between the new Mr McGregor and the rabbits ensues.

Why not stay for the afternoon to watch Stick Man* (U)(2015), showing at 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Cinema snacks will be available to purchase in advance of the showings. 

Our Pop-Up Cinema is recommended for families, with children 12 years and under. Both adults and children, excluding babes in arms, will be required to hold a valid ticket for each of our cinema showings. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.


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last updated 10.30am, 19/02/2019


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 is a trail map, binoculars, a magnifying glass and a bug pot to study your findings before releasing them back into the wild.

A £4 hire charge will apply for each backpack.


The Stick Man Trail*

Young visitors will love this year's outdoor adventure trail. Pick up a Free trail map from our welcome Desk and join Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree, while exploring the Arboretum grounds and woods. 

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


Sensory and Outdoor Play Gardens

Our Children's Sensory Play Garden featuring tunnels, climbing globe, bannister slides and time circle is located close to the Remembrance Centre. A second children's play area is located in the Children's Wood, with picnic benches and wooden play equipment. 

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9am – 4pm
National Memorial Arboretum
FREE entry. An extra charge applies for the Nature Explorer Backpacks
01283 245 100
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