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Friends of Westonbirt

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!

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!

March to May 2016 - Spring Family Trail

Explore the trees as they wake up for spring!

June to August 2016 - Summer Family Trail

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

September to November 2016 - Autumn Family Trail

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

Family events

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 around plant hunter David Douglas.

Monday 1 to Friday 5 August - Storm in a Teacup

Crafts and activities based around plant hunter Robert Fortune.

Monday 8 to Friday 12 August - The Plant Painter

Enjoy crafts and activities based around 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: 23rd May 2016


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

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