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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!

Paloma Faith announced for Forest Live 

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 2 February to see Paloma Faith at Westonbirt Arboretum on Saturday 16 June! Book your tickets to see her in an incredible outdoor Forest Live gig, performing songs from her new album 'The Architect.'

Unleash your CreativiTree!

Let your imagination run wild at Westonbirt Arboretum this winter. Drop into the Welcome Building to discover how trees and nature have shaped the world of art and culture and have a go at making your own tree-inspired artistic creations!  

The Highway Rat Activity Trail

Follow the Highway Rat on an exciting new adventure through the arboretum. Along our all new Highway Rat Activity Trail, inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, you'll collect food rubbings and complete fun activities.

George Ezra to perform at Forest Live 2018

George Ezra will be performing at Westonbirt Arboretum on Sunday 17 June, as part of our Forest Live concert series this summer. See George play new songs and best loved hits in the stunning outdoor setting of the National Arboretum. Tickets go on sale Friday 12 January.

The Script Announced for Forest Live 2018

We’re delighted to announce The Script will be playing dates as part of Forest Live shows next summer! Don’t miss your chance to see them at Westonbirt Arboretum on Thursday 14 June next year. Tickets now on sale!

What do other visitors say?

1 Star 1 Star

Box office staff very unhelpful when trying to book tickets. Refused to help me on the phone when I had a computer problem and could not book on line. Very bad service.

Anonymous, 1/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

We had an amazing day out at Westonbirt with our 2 little one (3.5 and almost 2). Our 3.5 year old cycled up and down hills, enjoying spotting the Gruffalo and friends. Our little one scooted to her hearts content, especially enjoying the stretches of downhill. The playground was great fun, the cafe had delicious food and the toilet facilities were absolutely spotless.

We would love to make a return visit at a different time of year, what an incredible hidden gem.

Anonymous, 29/Jan/2018

Thanks for taking the time to send us your lovely feedback. We're so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to us. Do come back and see us again soon - spring and autumn are two especially beautiful times to visit

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Disappointed yesterday with the cafe. Its was cluttered with dirty plates and cutlery. The floor understandably was muddy with the footfall but the floor was covered with food debris. The choice of cakes and biscuits was non existant. Every cake dome was empty except for a tiny piece of lemon drizzle cake siting forlornly by itself for £2.75. Even the dog biscuit jar was empty. Service was polite and prompt but the cafe was uninvitng. My husband and I are regular visitors and are members of the Arboretum.

Carol Buley, 29/Jan/2018

We're so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience when visiting the café at Westonbirt. The staff work hard to ensure that there are a variety of cakes etc., and to keep the place clean and inviting for visitors. We have passed your comments onto the restaurant.

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Last updated: 24th February 2018
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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.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:00pm

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