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Westonbirt The National Arboretum – Educational Visits & Guided Tours

Location(s)Westonbirt The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
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Enhanced DBSYes
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A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe

We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Arboretum! In order to keep visitors, volunteers, staff and our local community safe during this time, we have limited the number of people we can welcome at one time and introduced a new booking system.

In order to visit the National Arboretum, visitors and members of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum must pre-book a ticket.

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Learning opportunities

Set in an inspiring landscape that provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about trees, the environment and themselves

Whatever the age, needs or interests of your group, there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy learning at Westonbirt: 

  • following a learning programme with enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
  • coming self-guided and creating your own learning experiences.
  • downloading free activity packs and trails.
  • hiring an explorer backpack for your class.
  • joining the Tots and Twigs forest school team.
  • visiting with a uniform group from Rainbows to Guides, Beavers to Scouts, for a led session or self-guided.

Booking a visit

Facilities for school groups

There are different facilities available depending on the type of visit you book.  For accessibility information please see our accessibility statement for further details.

Led programmes

  • Learning centre space for bag storage and indoor lunch.
  • Picnic tables in the learning grounds.
  • Outdoor classroom seating.

Self-guided visits

  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer you bag storage and indoor lunch space for most of the year.  You will need to arrange for your children to carry their backpacks with them.
  • In October and the first half of November, our busiest school season, we will have a marquee placed next to the learning centre for you to leave bags and to lunch in.
  • Picnic tables are available in the central area by the shop.  

To enquire, please send us an email using the contact form below.


Availability & How to Book

We are ready to organise your special event for you and answer any queries you may have.

Please complete the enquiry form below and someone will get back to you.

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