Great for Groups Events

Join us this year to enjoy one of our special events with your friends. Enjoy exploring the seasonal landscape of the Arboretum, accompanying your visit with one of our fantastic packages just for groups. 

Plant hunters' Fair

Sunday 10 March, Saturday 11 May, Saturday 27 July

Visitors with an interest in gardening are sure to enjoy attending one of our annual Plant Hunters' Fairs. With nursery experts on hand, stalls to browse and purchase from, and 150-acres of maturing woodland to explore, there will be lots to see and inspire. FREE Entry 


Vintage fair

Sunday 5 May - Monday 6 May

Browse for and purchase handmade and vintage items at the National Memorial Arboretum’s Vintage Market, with Curly Magpie and Friends. FREE Entry


Armed forces weekend

Saturday 29 June - Sunday 30 June

Celebrate the work of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, past and present, at this special weekend event. With activities, displays, entertainment and much more, there will be fun for all ages. FREE Entry


summer proms

Saturday 3 August, 6pm

Join us on this summer's evening to enjoy uplifting live orchestral performances set to the backdrop of the Arboretum at dusk. Groups saver rates available.


Autumn Festival

Saturday 21 September - Sunday 22 September

Explore the Arboretum’s seasonal setting, and celebrate all things autumn with live musical entertainment, children's crafts, woodland animals, archery and a food and craft fair. Free Entry


Remembrance Sunday  

Sunday 10 November

Our annual outdoor service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 10th November.

Seated Service and Lunch Package - *Exclusive to Groups*

Groups booked in on this Remembrance Sunday lunch package will have access to our events space from 10am, being greeted with an exclusive welcome talk at 10.30am. The service at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial be live-streamed, so guests are able to view the service whilst seated. Alternatively, guests are welcome to join the crowds by the Armed Forces Memorial, please be advised seating is limited in this area. A running hot buffet and dessert, with tea and coffee included, will be available for all group guests from 12.30pm, after the service and parade have concluded. The menu will be released nearer the event date. The private groups event space will also feature a bar and will provide your group with a warm and dry base for your visit to the Arboretum.

£20pp, please call 01283 245 143 for more information and to book.



Great for Groups CHRISTMAS events


Christmas Lunch and Entertainment

Saturday 14 December, Monday 16 December, Friday 20 December

*Exclusive to Groups*

Treat yourself to a delicious three-course Christmas lunch with all the trimings, in our new events building, Aspects. Guests will be greeted with a welcome drink, before being seated in our festive dining space. Waitress service and live entertainment present throughout the lunch will ensure guests leave full of festive joy. 

£29.95pp, please call 01283 245 143 for more information and to book.

We are also offering our special two-course Christmas Lunches, available daily throughout December. 


Christmas Food and Gift Fair
Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December
There will be goodies aplenty in our Food and Gift Fair. From artisan food to beautiful handmade homewares, jewellery, leather goods, pampering items, clothing and toys; browse and purchase unique gifts and enjoy exploring our wintry landscape during our Christmas Food and Gift Fair weekend.
FREE Entry


Holly Wreath Making
Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December
The perfect festive activity, this two-hour tutorial includes all the materials and instruction you need to create an elegant, natural holly, beautifully bespoke wreath for your front door.


Christmas Carol Concert
Saturday 21 December, 6pm
Amidst the wintry landscape, illuminated with candles, our ever growing traditional carol service will fill you full of the festive spirit.
FREE Entry