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Something for families to do every day!

We offer family trails every day, along with family events in school holidays featuring crafts and discovery activities!

Family trails

You can follow our family trails in the Old Arboretum (dog-free) or Silk Wood (dog-friendly). There are plenty of natural play features along the way too! Pick up a Family Activity Map from the Welcome Building!

December 2015 to February 2016 - Stick Man Activity Trail

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

March to May 2016 - New Beginnings and New Plantings Trail

Explore the trees as they wake up for spring!

June to August 2016 - Plant Hunters Academy Trail

A trail exploring our trees from around the world and the intrepid plant hunters who discovered them.

September to November 2016 - Inspired by Colour Trail

Find out all about the science behind autumn's inspiring colour!

Family events

Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 February - Fun with Sticks!

Enjoy some crafty fun with sticks and investigate these often overlooked parts of trees.

Tuesday 29 March to Friday 1 April - New Beginnings

Discover how the trees are waking up for spring and try your hand at some spring crafts.

Monday 4 to Thursday 7 April - New Plantings

Learn about our baby trees and enjoy craft activities to take away.

Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 June - Global Explorers!

Find out about trees from around the world and take part in our craft activities.

Monday 25 to Friday 29 July - Stir Crazy Collector

Enjoy crafts and activities based aroung plant hunter David Douglas.

Monday 1 to Friday 5 August - Storm in a Teacup

Crafts and activities based aroung plant hunter Robert Fortune.

Monday 8 to Friday 12 August - The Plant Painter

Enjoy crafts and activities based aroung plant hunter Marianne North.

Monday 15 to Friday 19 August - Chipping Campden to China

Crafts and activities based around the plant hunter Ernest Wilson.

Monday 22 to Friday 26 August - History in the Making

Crafts and activities exploring modern day plant hunters.

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October - Inspired by Colour

Experiment with the science behind autumn colour and try some colourful crafts.


Download the free app that challenges you to discover Westonbirt's trees!


Last updated: 5th February 2016


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890