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.


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 in the Welcome Building carpark.

Scooter and wheelchair loan

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available from the Welcome Building. Please book in advance by calling Visitor Services on 01666 881218. Please note:

  • Mobility scooters will be available for hire from 10am to 1.15pm and from 1.30am to 3.30pm during December, January and February.
  • From 26 December to 1 January they will only be available 11am to 1.30pm.
  • During Enchanted Christmas evenings, they are available for hire 5pm - 8pm.

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 and in the Welcome Building.

Family facilities

Baby changing areas are located in the Welcome Building toilets and in 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:

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