We are open to pre-booked visitors

General admission tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit at this time.


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the final stage in the roadmap for lifting the national restrictions will be delayed, we wanted to reassure you that the outdoor events that we have planned for the summer will still be able to go ahead. These include our Armed Forces Day celebrations (26-27 June), Luna Cinema (16-18 July) and our Summer Proms (7-8 August).


The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building, indoor seating in our Restaurant, our Shop, some exhibition space, and most other indoor areas at the Arboretum remain open.


We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.


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

Visiting Us During Coronavirus

Here at the Arboretum we pride ourselves on using only the tastiest ingredients to make our range of hot and cold meals, cakes and other snacks. 


We work with local suppliers from around Staffordshire to ensure our ingredients are of the highest quality, and our team of chefs create their menus fresh daily.




Opening Hours


Coffee Shop (currently operating a takeaway service ONLY)
10am - 4pm

10am - 5pm (food service available until 4.30pm)



Coffee Shop

A take-away service is currently available from the Coffee Shop kiosk which can be found in Heroes’ Square close to the Remembrance Centre. It serves takeaway snacks and barista crafted coffees using fresh beans from our local roaster Chartley Coffee.

Food in the Arboretum Restaurant


Our restaurant serves a range of hot food, sandwiches, soups and cakes. The menu changes daily, depending on what fresh ingredients we can get from our local suppliers. There is also an ice cream concession stand from the Staffordshire-based Needwood Ice Cream. Both indoor and outdoor seating are now available, but please be advised if you wish to sit indoors our team will ask to collect your details for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

Dietary Requirements


We cater for visitors with lots of dietary requirements. Please do let our Food Services team know if you have a dietary requirement and we’ll do our best to help you and can advise if particular dishes contain allergens.

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