Youth Groups

Visiting Us

The National Memorial Arboretum will remain open to pre-booked visitors from the local area for outdoor exercise. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate or shield should not visit the site at this time.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. A limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk.

We are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant and our talks and tours are unavailable. Our Gift Shop is closed. 

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

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Using our inspiring landscape as inspiration for a series of workshops and activities, there is plenty for your Girlguiding & Scout Association Groups, home education partnerships, sports teams and other youth groups to do while at the Arboretum.

Visitor holds a star made of small twigs

Bushcraft

Why not join one of our team and learn rope skills and den building, or how to use tools and create an effective fire. This full day session allows you to choose two items from the following list and spend the day surrounded by nature; Woodland Team Building, Tool Skills, Rope Skills and Den Building, Fire Skills, Knife Skills.

Poppies close up in front of Pegasus Bridge Memorial

Act of Remembrance

Only with us for part of the day, why not join us in an Act of Remembrance. Participants in these activities reflect on the key themes of Remembrance and why these rituals can be important. Groups may personalise the act with their own readings, poems and songs if they wish, and this activity is tailored for older or younger age groups.

Book an Activity

Learning Booking Form

Self-Led Visits

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 booking your coach in using the online portal below.
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