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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect place to relax, learn  or have an adventure!

Kids Go Free to Westonbirt, 26 July - 31 August

School's out for summer and Westonbirt Arboretum is here to keep the kids entertained throughout the holidays, with our Kids Go Free offer from 26 July to 31 August. So get the family into the great outdoors Gruffalo Spotting, being tree detectives, getting arty at our exciting family event and much more!

Westonbirt Arboretum's Tree Spotter's Guide

We are thrilled to announce that our new Tree Spotter's Guide is now available from Tidings at Westonbirt shop and online. Written by leading Dendrologist Dan Crowley, this is the only guide you need to help you identify the nation's most popular trees, as you wander through the beautiful woodlands and gardens of Britain.

Calling all Tree Detectives! We need you to help solve the mystery of the sickly beech!

Follow our new Tree Detective trail to hunt for clues, examine the different suspects and crack the case at the end. We’ve even put a few natural play features along the way in case you get tiered from all that detective work! Pick up your Tree Detective trail guide from the Welcome Building

Gruffalo Spotters at Westonbirt

Until 31 August, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I recently had the opportunity to take part in one of the regular guided walks. What a revelation! The guides were both very knowledgeable and took me into parts of the arboretum that otherwise I would have missed totally. I would recommend all visitors to do the same.

Peter, 19/Aug/2017

Thanks for your lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Loved our day at the Arboretum - Magical place. The food in the restaurant was superb as well - we were not expecting that. I just wish we lived closer so that I could visit more often. We will be back !

John, 16/Aug/2017

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time onsite - we look forward to seeing you again.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

We based our visit on previous reviews as we have a manual wheelchair to consider. We found the paths easy going, with one large incline at waste gate towards the restaurant, but being pre-warn, we were prepared. The staff very friendly and helpful. Its great to find toilet facilitlies that have a hoist and a bed. Would highly recommend to our friends.

Sara Croft, 10/Aug/2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Last updated: 23rd August 2017
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What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are free to roam Silk Wood. We ask dogs to be kept on a lead near the cafe/ restaurant and shop. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
  • Walking
  • Hard paths can be found throughout the arboretum. Call 0300 067 4861 to book an electric scooter or manual wheelchair.
  • Wildlife
  • The bird viewing area can be found near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum.
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OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

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Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:30pm

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