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Access and facilities at Westonbirt Arboretum

Access group on an autumn visit to Westonbirt Arboretum Gloucestershire.We would like everyone to enjoy Westonbirt Arboretum and pride ourselves on being a site that has excellent facilities and access.

Westonbirt Arboretum has been recognised for its facilities and access by Cotswolds Tourism, with an Access for All Tourism award.

Admission

The concession rate applies to disabled visitors (see admission prices) and one carer per visitor can enter free of charge. Disabled parking spaces are located near to Westonbirt's main facilities.

Scooter and wheelchair loan

Westonbirt has ten electric scooters and five manual wheelchairs, which are available to borrow free of charge to those who may find it difficult to explore Westonbirt entirely on foot.  

Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for either morning (10am-1.15pm) or afternoon periods (1.30pm-4.15pm). Please book in advance by calling 01666 881218 (during busy periods, such as autumn, it is wise to book several days or even weeks in advance).

Collect your scooter or wheelchair from the Visitor Services building next to the Great Oak Hall. Donations towards the maintenance of scooters and wheelchairs are welcome.

Accessible paths

All hard paths are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters and buggies. Trails off the paths are accessible depending on weather conditions but can be unsuitable in wet conditions due to mud. Please note that due to the terrain we do not advise the use of three wheel electric scooters.

Disabled toilets

Disabled toilets can be found in the main toilet block next to the Great Oak Hall.

Family facilities

A baby changing area is within the main toilet block next to the Great Oak Hall. The hard paths of the arboretum are accessible for buggies and we have the special Exploratree playground next to the cafe for under 5s.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of Westonbirt Arboretum

Accessible visitor information

Westonbirt's web pages and the wider Forestry Commission website have various accessibility features. Find out how to use these features here.

If you need documents produced by the Forestry Commission in an alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language, please contact:
The Diversity Team
Tel: 0131 314 6575 or email: diversity@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

The Forestry Commission's Equality and Diversity strategies and documents can be read in full here.