Military Visits

Thursday 7 July 2022

Armed Forces Memorial Closure


The Armed Forces Memorial will be closed between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 7 July for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Arboretum welcomes all Armed Forces personnel, from those currently serving to Cadets who visit us as part of their training.

Using our inspiring landscape as inspiration for a series of activities and tours, there is plenty for your group to do while at the Arboretum.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum

Act of Remembrance

In this activity participants reflect on the key themes of Remembrance, which is then consolidated by performing an Act of Remembrance with readings and recitative provided by us. Groups may personalise the act with their own readings, poems and songs if they wish. This activity is tailored for different age groups.


£45 per 25 participants

Book an Act of Remembrance

Poppy Activity

A thought-provoking interactive session that develops an understanding of the historic and symbolic significance of the poppy, whilst promoting British Values and respect when learning about Remembrance. 


£60 per 25 participants

Book Your Poppy Activity
Learning Guided Tour

Guided Tours

Our interactive guided tours are led by specially trained Learning Guides who are adept at engaging with our younger visitors. They encompass several emotive and symbolic memorials from civilian groups as well as military associations. Our guided tours can be tailored to your group, please specify areas of interest on your booking form. 


£100 per 25 participants

Book your Guided Tour
Naval Services Memorial Close Up

Self Led Visits

Military groups are welcome to visit the site and deliver their own activities. Visits can include self-led tours of the Arboretum and exploration of our free exhibitions, including Landscapes of Life.

We kindly request that anyone wishing to do a self-led visit still informs us of their arrival beforehand, by completing one of our booking forms below.
Book Your Self-Led Visit

Learning Booking Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
Image of Royal Air Forces Memorial Garden Eagle