May Half Term Activities

Visitor Information

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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Gather the family this May Half Term and enjoy the flowers and wildlife amongst the Arboretum's spring colours.


Arts and Crafts

Create your own flowers in our free arts and crafts sessions.


Free | 12pm - 3pm

Find the Flowers Trail

Find the Flowers Trail

Pick up an activity map from the Welcome Desk and follow the trail to see if you can find all the beautiful spring flowers around the Arboretum.


25 May - 9 June | £2.50 | 10am - 5pm

Stick Man Trail

The Stick Man Outdoor Trail

The Stick Man Trail will take young visitors on an adventure through our acres of woodland, as they help The Stick Man on his adventure back to the Family Tree.


You can pick up your free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk.


Free | 10am - 5pm


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Family participating in an Arboretum outdoor trail

1944 Trail

Explore the Arboretum at your own pace and learn more about the memorials connected to 1944 and the specific campaigns D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Kohima and Imphal and Monte Cassino with our free family trail. 

You can pick up your free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk.


Free | 10am - 5pm

Book Tickets

Entry to the Arboretum is free. We recommend booking your visit in advance to guarantee entry and save on parking. 

Parking Tickets
A family playing in the outdoor play area

Children's Play Areas

Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre, featuring a range of fun items to climb, crawl through and swing on.


A second children’s play area, with wooden play equipment and a picnic area, is near to the Children’s Wood.

Childrens Picnic Packs

Picnic Packs

Give your little ones a picnic experience, without needing to pack and carry lunch around, by picking up one of our healthy children’s picnic packs from our restaurant.

Children in Sensory Play Garden