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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!

Now on:

June to August 2017 - Summer Family Trail: Tree Detectives

Help to solve the mystery of a sickly beech. Find a different suspect at each stop and make your verdict by the end!

Family Events

Summer: Global Tree Explorers

In Good Shape

Mon 21st - Fri 25th August

Discover the art of tree identification through silhouette painting, shape shadows and the timed 'find a tree' challenge!

Autumn: Seed Spectacular

Mon 23 October - Fri 27 October

Make your own cone or conker snail and investigate our amazing variety of seeds and how they travel, with different seed themed crafts everyday.

Last updated: 22nd August 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.