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Meet the Machines Family Event Westonbirt Children in summer

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! 

Kids Go Free 26 July to 2 September

Our popular Kids Go Free offer returns to the arboretum this summer! From 26 July to 2 September children up to the age of 18 can come into the arboretum absolutely free!

And with a wide range of activities and new family events every week, you’ll be able to keep the kids entertained all the summer holidays!

Summer Family Events

Wood Wonders

Mon 13 to Fri 17 August

Wood is one of the most strange and astonishing materials on the planet - find out why and get involved in arts and crafts activities

Resins and Oils

Mon 20 to Fri 24 August

Have a go at exploring the amazing properties of resins and oils and use them in exciting arty activities in our Silk Wood Barn

Tree Games

Mon 27 to Fri 31 August

Join in playing games inspired by trees, and create your very own game to take home!

Be a Tree Dectective

This summer become a tree detective at Westonbirt Arboretum. Use your sleuthing skills to discover what's making one of our beech trees sick. Search for clues and examine suspects as you explore the trail and make your verdict at the end.

Don't forget to pick up your free detective gift at the Welcome Building once you have completed the trail

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! 

The Gruffalo Wood

Meet the Gruffalo and his friends in the deep dark wood....

Birthday Parties at Westonbirt

Learning With Nature host birthday parties at Westonbirt. There are a range of different party themes to suit everyone from mini adventures to big adventures for older children. Everyone has a chance to toast something over an open fire and food and drink is provided with all parties.  For further information please email.


Last updated: 15th August 2018


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.