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. 

VE and VJ Day Celebrations

Friday 8 May & Saturday 15 August

In 2020 we will commemorate 75 years since VE Day (8 May) and VJ Day (15 August). We will hold special services of Remembrance to mark both of these special dates. Please contact us for further details

FREE Entry


Vintage Fair

Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May

Discover unique and special treasures at our vintage pop-up market. Our Vintage Fair will run for 3 days this year celebrating 75 years since VE day. We will have musical entertainment, dancing and much more.

FREE Entry


Armed Forces Weekend

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June

Join us for this year’s fun-filled weekend and show your support for HM Armed Forces. With a wide range of activities, this event is great for groups of all ages.

FREE Entry


Summer Proms

Saturday 1 August

Our Summer Proms returns with uplifting live musical performances set to the backdrop of the Arboretum at dusk. Upgrade to premier tickets to enjoy a pre-event dinner.

Group discounts apply.


Autumn Festival

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September

Join us in the Arboretum’s seasonal setting to celebrate all things autumn with a range of free activities, music and a food and gift fair.

FREE Entry


Remembrance Sunday  

Sunday 8 November

Our annual outdoor service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 8 November. FREE Entry

Seated Service and Lunch Package - *Exclusive to Groups*

Groups of ten or more can pre-book the Arboretum’s Remembrance Sunday Package. The package, priced at £22 per person, will include access to our events building Aspects, with reserved seating, tea and coffee on arrival, a welcome talk about the Arboretum and a buffet lunch. The Remembrance Sunday service and parade will also be relayed on screens in Aspects. Space for this package is very limited so early and advanced booking is recommended.

£22pp. Please call 01283 245 143 for more information and to book.


Armistice Day

Wednesday 11 November

Our annual outdoor service will be held on 11 November. If you are visiting as a group, please be aware that tickets to attend the service on the Armed Forces Memorial will need to be individually obtained via application prior to arrival. There will be a large screen near the Remembrance Centre for those without tickets to watch the service.

FREE Entry


Christmas Lunch and Entertainment

Wednesday 9, Friday 11 and Monday 14 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.


Christmas Food & Gift Fair

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November

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


Illuminated Arboretum

Wednesday 9 to Friday 18 December

A stunning and awe-inspiring immersive experience, the event will see the Arboretum and some of its memorials shown in other light. Book your group in for a early evening treat of warm savoury snacks and mulled wine.

Group discounts apply.


Carols By Candlelight

Saturday 19 December

Join us amongst illuminated trees and the soft glow of candles to enjoy a variety of sing-along festive favourites.

£4.50pp, includes songbook and candle. Booking Essential.