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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure...

STIHL Treetop Walkway

Due to open in late spring 2016, the STIHL Treetop Walkway will be a trip into the trees that's family friendly and accessible for all. Get more information about how construction is progressing... 

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Stick Man Activity Trail

Join Stick Man on his quest to the family tree! Pick up an activity pack at the Welcome Building, follow the trail and complete fun activities along the way! Find out more!

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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

We visited this evening for the 1st time. We arrived just before 5pm so getting in was easy.

The trail was good and my 4 year and 7 year especially liked the more interactive parts with the camera and microphone.

We stayed just over 2 hours,also seeing Santa. I think my one comment would be that 5 for a hot dog was outrageous!

My 7 year old son was unsure when we arrived, but by the time we left he said he had enjoyed it.

Angela , 12/Dec/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a great time at enchanted christmas, even my teenager enjoyed herself, will definatly be returning.

claire, 12/Dec/2015
4 Stars 4 Stars

The Enchanted trail was very good, enjoyed by all,getting in and out was very easy. Only thing that let it down was the food was a bit pricey, and 2.50 for five chestnuts was a rip off. I know its not Westonbirt selling the food but the vendors should be vetted on their prices. A great evening but let down by the cost of the food.

paul, 7/Dec/2015

Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the trail and appreciate your comments on our catering offer. We will be reviewing all feedback to help inform next year's event, so thank you for getting in touch.

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Last updated: 8th February 2016
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What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are free to roam Silk Wood. We ask dogs to be kept on a lead near the cafe/ restaurant and shop. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
  • Walking
  • Hard paths can be found throughout the arboretum. Call 0300 067 4861 to book an electric scooter or manual wheelchair.
  • Wildlife
  • The bird viewing area can be found near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:30pm

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