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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! 

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.

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....

Conifer Capers Family Activity Trail

Caper about amongst the beautiful conifers at Westonbirt Arboretum as you explore our winter family trail. Discover all about their bark, cones, shapes and leaves through exciting acitivites along the way!

You can follow our family trail 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!

Last updated: 17th February 2018


Westonbirt Arboretum

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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.