Paws for Remembrance

Paws for Remembrance

Spend the day with your four legged friend. For one day only, wander from the dog path to our new Paws for Remembrance route: where our expert guides will be en route to tell you about some of the many memorials you can see.

Proms at the Arboretum

Proms at the Arboretum

Join us to enjoy a spectacular evening of summer entertainment. As the sun begins to set, the live band will regale audiences with a rousing performance featuring a repertoire of traditional proms favourites.

Land Train

Land Train

Complete with pre-recorded commentary, the Arboretum's 50 minute land train tour is an excellent way to take in a large proportion of the site's fascinating memorials.

Landscapes of Life Exhibition

Landscapes of Life Exhibition

At the heart of our Remembrance Centre is the permanent Landscapes of Life exhibition. The exhibition, which is suitable for visitors of all ages, uses fully-immersive audio visual displays, interactive exhibits along with traditional interpretation to demonstrate the importance of Remembrance, charting its history from the Bronze age to the present day, helping to set the scene for a visit to the Arboretum.

Also included within the ticket price is access to our temporary exhibition gallery which displays a rolling programme of exhibitions from traditional artworks to modern installations and use of an Arboretum audio guide which interprets 93 of the memorials onsite.

Motobility scooter

Motobility scooter

The Arboretum is expansive encompassing 150-acres of maturing woodland and gardens. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire for the day for a small charge by visitors.To ensure availability all wheelchairs and mobility scooter should be booked in advance.

Saplings Sensory Session

Saplings Sensory Session

Little Saplings Sensory Play
Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the session's chosen story.


Wheelchair

Wheelchair

The Arboretum is expansive encompassing 150-acres of maturing woodland and gardens. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to hire for the day for a small charge by visitors.To ensure availability all wheelchairs and mobility scooter should be booked in advance.

Memory Lane Cafe

Memory Lane Cafe

Our reminiscence cafe returns for one Friday each month. Each themed session is designed for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

Remembering The Holocaust

Remembering The Holocaust

This year's theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is 'the power of words'. The Nazis were well aware of the power of words, as are other perpetrators of genocide. This is evident in the use of propaganda and 'hate speech', but also in a determination to dictate how their actions will be remembered, what and whose stories will be told. This talk examines two particularly effective attempts to 'scream truth to the world' about the atrocities taking place.

Fashion and Freedom

Fashion and Freedom

Jenna Rossi-Camus, curator and producer of Fashion & Freedom discusses the exhibition's content and development focusing on how it invited professional fashion designers and students to reflect on the legacies of the First World War with regards to women's history.

The Importance of the Mosquito and its Crew

The Importance of the Mosquito and its Crew

This talk will cover the history and importance of the Mosquito to UK aviation heritage, and the project to restore one of these aircraft to working condition.

Trees at the Arboretum

Trees at the Arboretum

Although still a 'young' Arboretum, there are already about 30,000 trees in the grounds which are growing rapidly into a unique living tribute. Both British native species and specimens can be found amongst our 30,000 plus trees within the Arboretum, as well as trees from temperate regions around the world. Join this talk for an insight spotting these trees, and the unique features of some located in our Arboretum.

A Discovery Walk

A Discovery Walk

Guided Walks as part of the National Forest Walking Festivals - features memorials with Animals and Birds - a discovery walk.