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Community Access Scheme

We now proud to launch a new Community Access Scheme (CAS) to support community groups and organisations.

The scheme allows visitors who would otherwise face barriers to visiting the arboretum independently, to come and enjoy all the wellbeing and mental health benefits being amongst our magnificent trees has to offer.

Groups who become part of the scheme are able to buy 60 or 120 visits to the arboretum at a reduced rate

Who is it for?

Eligible groups and organisations include organisations that support

  • people with learning or physical disabilities
  • people experiencing mental health issues
  • people living with dementia, or
  • organisations supporting excluded, vulnerable or isolated members of society

The criteria

To be eligible for our CAS your organisation must be based within a 15 mile radius of Westonbirt Arboretum and be:

  • a registered charity or
  • a community interest company (CIC) or
  • a community benefit society or
  • an organisation whose primary objective is to provide services directly to people who face physical, sensory, psychological or social barriers.
  • Larger organisations such as national bodies, working within the 15 miles radius, can purchase 60 / 120 visitor admissions per eligible branch each year, with a separate registration required for each branch.


We offer two types of CAS card:

  • Card 1: 60 admissions for £30 (incl. VAT)
  • Card 2: 120 admissions for £60 (incl. VAT)

Please note that CAS cards may not be used for ticketed events within the arboretum (e.g. Forest Live and Enchanted Christmas)

How do I join?

Complete the application form and send it to us (details are on the form).
Please include all the information required in your application.

If you require further information about the scheme, please email 

Last updated: 5th July 2018


Community Youth Officer

0300 0674854

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