Woodland Activity Trail

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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Family using Arboretum Map

Wrap up warm as we give you the opportunity to explore the wide range of trees across the 150 acres of the National Memorial Arboretum and see if you can find all of our Arboretum Friends. 


Once you have completed the trail young visitors can return to the Remembrance Centre for a special treat.


£2.50 per person

10am - 4pm | 10 - 25 February 2024

Children doing the stick man trail

Stick Man Outdoor Trail

Our youngest visitors will enjoy joining Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree. You can pick up a free copy of the self-led trail from our Welcome Desk. We recommend that families wishing to try the trail wear appropriate footwear and clothing. The route may be unsuitable for some pushchairs. 


Stick Man (C) 2008 & TM. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffer. Licenced by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

A family playing in the outdoor play area

Outdoor Play Areas

Our Children’s Sensory Play Garden can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A second children’s play area, with a picnic area, is near to the Children’s Wood.



To guarantee entry and to get the most from your visit, we highly recommend booking your visit in advance.


Entry to the Arboretum is free, and parking is charged at £4 for cars booked in advance and £6 on the day. One parking ticket is required per vehicle.


Please ensure that upon arrival you have your booking confirmation ready to present to our parking attendant (digitally on your phone is fine).


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