Learning Activity Days

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Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial is currently closed as it undergoes a full restoration, the Memorial will be closed until approximetly 21 June. 

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Our programme of free Activity Days run throughout the year, and allow students to explore topical alongside the Arboretum grounds and memorials. 

Holocaust Memorial Day Candles lit in 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day Activity Day

26 January 2024


Students will take part in two indoor workshops to learn more about the Holocaust, and explore our memorials to discover the importance of Remembrance. The day will also include an Act of Remembrance in the chapel.


Perfect for: Upper Key Stage 2

World Book Day

7 March 2024


Centring around Julia Donaldsons ‘The Stick Man’, we are encouraging students to develop a love of reading and stories. During the day schools can explore our new Stick Man trail to discover some of the other characters in the book, and use natural materials on site for children to make their very own stick characters!


Perfect for: Reception and Lower Key Stage 1

Children participating in World Book Day 2023
Women at War Talk during International Womens Day 2023

International Women's Day

8 March 2024


Discover the narratives of remarkable women by delving into the stories behind the memorials. Through hands-on workshops and engaging discussions the students will explore the attributes and aptitudes that defined these women and enable them to identify their own skills and qualities.


Perfect for: Girls in School Years 6 and 7

Earth Day

22 April 2024


Discover the importance of protecting the natural world by visiting the Arboretum this Earth Day. Students can draw upon their craft skills to create seedballs and bug hotels to increase biodiversity on their own green spaces.


Perfect for: Key Stage 2

Armed Forces Personnel at Teaching Remembrance Day 2022

Teaching Remembrance Days

2 - 3 July 2024


Together with Royal British Legion, students will take part in a series of interactive indoor and outdoor activities before ending the day with a collective Act of Remembrance.


Perfect for: Key Stage 2


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