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The friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

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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! 

NEW: Birt's 'I spy' adventure

Pick up our free I Spy activity book onsite or download, to follow Birt on his adventure to spot exciting things around the arboretum! 

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 upon arrival!

December to February 2017 - Winter Family Trail

Explore the wonder of bark, and discover what’s hidden beneath. 

Family events

Barking Up The Right Tree, Tues 14th - Thurs 16th Feb 2017

Join us in the Learning Centre as we explore bark through a range of crafty fun and challenges!

Woodland Wildlife: Beneath Our Feet, Mon 10th - Thurs 13th Apr

Discover minibeasts that live in the soil and leaf litter, and create mud crafts to take away.

Woodland Wildlife: Make Yourself At Home, Tues 18th - Fri 21st Apr

Drop in at Silk Wood Barn to find out what lives in the bark and wood of tree trunks. 

Woodland Wildlife: Life up high, Tues 30th May - Fri 2nd Jun

Join us in the learning centre grounds to discover some hidden life in the canopy. 


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


Last updated: 11th January 2017


Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

What's of interest

Westonbirt is a Children’s University Learning Destination!

The Children’s University is a charity dedicated to encouraging children 7 to 14 (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) to try new things, engage in new experiences and learn outside of the school setting. All our seasonal family trails are now validated to earn three hours on a Children’s University passport. To claim your hours please email a photo of your completed family activity leaflet to

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.