Visiting as a group

A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum is perfect for groups. As well as being a place of national and historical significance, we offer a great value day out.

To help you make the most of your visit we offer a range of packages that include lunch, guided tours, learning activities and much more.

Our packages are always very popular so advance booking is required to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free for coaches, and coach drivers are offered free admission as well as a refreshment voucher.

If you would like to plan your group visit around one of our special events or activities visit our events calendar to find out what's on throughout the year.

To check availability and to book, please contact us on 01283 245 143 or email



We offer the following groups packages:

  • Afternoon Tea & Train Tour Package

  • Gentleman's Afternoon Ale & Train Tour Package

  • Tailor Made Tours For Small Groups

  • Bespoke Day Packages With A Range Of Catering Options

Between the 1 July and 18 November, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, we will be commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. To start planning your visit and to learn more about remembering the Battle of the Somme as a group at the National Memorial Arboretum visit our dedicated Somme 100 page or call us for further information. 

Our grounds, which are open throughout the year, also host a range of enjoyable seasonal events and activities. This winter, plan a visit on the 3 and 4 December to browse for festive treats and gifts at our Christmas Gift and Food Fair or book your party onto a Holly Wreath Making Masterclass. 

Groups are also able to book for our Festive Afternoon Tea and Train Tour. New for 2016 and exclusively for groups, this package will allow parties, of ten or more, to enjoy exploring the grounds from the comfort of our covered land train before feasting on a festive afternoon tea. As part of this package visitors will also receive a mini Christmas tree sapling to grow at home, a reminder of an unforgettable experience.

Download our Great for Groups Christmas leaflet for more information about our seasonal events and activities.

As a free to enter site, we provide the perfect rest stop for groups travelling else where. Located just off the A38 between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent, we are ideally located for a short stop before reaching the M6, M42 and M1. Spend an hour with us and sample our homemade cakes, enjoy a pot of tea and take in our amazing landscape. All coach drivers receive a £5 voucher to spend in our Café Bar and Pavilion Lunch Room. 

Staffordshire and the National Forest are beautiful areas to visit. If you are looking to extend your stay, there is a wide choice of nearby accommodation on offer from cosy, countryside B&Bs to large chain hotels with leisure facilities. If you book online here, you will help to support our charity as we receive a small commission from accommodation providers.

Do you want to share your love of the Arboretum with your friends, colleagues and association members, or maybe you are looking for future speakers for your WI, Probus or youth group?

One of our friendly, experienced team of speakers would be delighted to visit you and share their wealth of knowledge, stories and photos. Talks can be tailored to suit your group i.e. Military, Wildlife, Trees, Landscape. Presentations are available throughout the UK, a small charge and travel expenses will apply – speakers will supply any equipment required.

For further information or to book please contact the Arboretum Email: or telephone: 01283 245 143.