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

Saturday 17 March, Saturday 12 May, Saturday 28 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. For more information see our event page


Vintage fair

Sunday 6 May - Monday 7 May

Browse for and purchase handmade and vintage items at the National Memorial Arboretum’s Vintage Market, with Curly Magpie and Friends. For more information see our event page


Armed forces weekend

Saturday 30 June - Sunday 1 July

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. For more information see our event page.


summer proms

Saturday 4 August

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.  For more information and to book see our event page.


Twilight Trek

Saturday 20 October

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. Tickets on sale soon.


Armistice Day  

Sunday 11 November

Our annual outdoor Armistice Day service will be held on Sunday 11th November, coinciding with Remembrance Sunday.

Seated Service and Lunch Package - *Exclusive to Groups*

Groups booked in on this Armistice/Remembrance Sunday lunch package will have access to our Marquee from 10am, being greeted with an exclusive welcome talk at 10.30am. The service on the Armed Forces Memorial and the parade will be live-streamed into the Marquee, 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. View the menu here. The private groups Marquee will also feature a bar and will provide your group with a warm and dry base for your visit to the Arboretum.

£18pp, please call 01283 245 143 for more information and to book.


Christmas lunch and entertainment

Wednesday 5 December, Wednesday 12 December, Wednesday 19 December

*Exclusive to Groups*

Treat yourself to a delicious three-course Christmas lunch with all the trimings, in our new for 2018 events building. 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. 

£29pp, 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. 


Great for Groups CHRISTMAS events

Christmas Food and Gift Fair
1 & 2 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, 9am - 5pm

Holly Wreath Making
1 & 2 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.
£28pp, 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

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