Join us to remember and honour the World War II generation – those who fought in the battlefields, served on the home front, and those who were forced to leave their homes and families.
Our grounds will be open to the general public throughout the day from 9am until 5pm.
The Daily Act of Remembrance, held in the Millennium Chapel will not take place on 8 May due to the service on Heroes' Square. The afternoon Welcome Talk, without silence, will take place at 2pm in the Millennium Chapel.
Early arrival is recommended.
BBC Teach Bring The Noise Campaign
In collaboration with the BBC Teach Bring the Noise campaign, there will be a special performance from the Arboretum’s Bring the Noise choir and Lichfield Sinfonia. To find out how your child could be part of this event, please click here.
VE Day 75 Vintage Fair
This celebratory event will bring the 1940s era to the Arboretum. Browse our stalls for vintage treasures, enjoy live music and dance, or have a go at our tea party family games. For more information on the days events please click here.
Food and Drink
The Restaurant will be open from 9am – 4.30pm. Our menu includes breakfast items, until 11.30am, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and a variety of hot dishes. If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak to a member of our team.
Mobility scooters are available to hire for £5 per day and wheelchairs for a donation. For further information about accessibility, and to download a copy of our access statement, visit our accessibility page.