Visiting with Children

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

Children are more than welcome here and there is a dedicated children’s area, surrounded by picnic tables for families to use.

Covering 150 acres, the Arboretum has something for everyone. For some it’s a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy nature; for others it's a peaceful and beautiful place in which to remember loved ones, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It’s in this spirit that we must ask adults to ensure that the children in their care enjoy the grounds – and everything there is to do here – without disrupting those who have come to remember their comrades and loved ones.

Our gift shop, information area and restaurant 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

A Kid's Guidebook is available from the Visitor Centre to help guide children around the site and to gather information and learn en route. We do have paths but visitors get more from the experience by wandering around freely. So please do wear outdoor clothing and, remember, the ground can be slippery when wet.

"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