Visiting with Children

The National Memorial Arboretum is the perfect venue for families to visit, providing a stunning learning experience.

Families are welcome at the National Memorial Arboretum, where entry is free! Covering 150 acres, there is something for everyone and lots to explore, including a dedicated outdoor children’s play and picnic area.

There is a lot to interest our younger visitors and holiday activities are available on selected dates. Bug explorer backpacks, filled with the essential equipment required for a bug hunt are available for a small charge during weekends and special memorial trails are available to purchase on a daily basis for £2.50.

Our gift shop and restaurant, where children’s meal boxes are available, are located in the visitor centre, which also has baby changing facilities. Nursing mothers preferring privacy are also catered for – please simply ask a member of our team.

Please visit our events calendar for a full list of activities suitable for children.

For more information about our formal learning programme please click here.


"Yesterday was my first visit to the Arboretum. Like most military personnel I have good memories of my friend whose name has been honoured on the wall. Thank you for the dedication that has been taken in the Remembrance of our Armed Forces."

Matt Hodgetts

Wooden Carvings