Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum - Westonbirt, the National Arboretum
Vast parkland and woodland estate in the Cotswolds.
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About the garden
Open every day except Christmas day 9AM - 5PM Last Entry 4.20PM Pre-booking required (time slot entry)
Yes - Dogs are free to roam. Dogs are welcome on lead on The Downs and permitted off lead in Silk Wood, however the Old Arboretum is a dog free area.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Yes - There are bicycle racks at the Welcome Building and the venue is happy to look after helmets/gear. No cycling is permitted in the arboretum. You can book your bike onto the train to Kemble, from there, it’s a 15-mile cycle.
Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop.
Wheelchairs are available for hire. Mobility scooters can be booked online in advance, free of charge.
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from 6785 Google reviews
7 months ago
A fantastic place to go for a walk and get some fresh air in beautiful surroundings. Lots of choice over the type of path to explore or type of trees you'd like to see. There's also a tree-top walkway that provides a different perspective. Great for the whole family with different things to see according to the time of year. There are plenty of places to eat a picnic, there's also a mobile food and drink van near the entrance alternatively you can sit in the cafe. Thoroughly recommended.
9 months ago
This is a beautiful place and there's loads of grounds to walk in. I feel we went at the wrong time of year, mid April, and many of the trees had not yet come into leaf. Still lovely but we didn't get the full effect. I've no doubt this would be 5 stars from me between June-October.
4 months ago
We had a wonderful day out and as you need to book a slot in advance, there were no queue to get in. It was not busy as end of summer. A shame the sun didn't quite break through but on the positive side the ground was dry and the temperature was good for walking. A great family day.
a month ago
Went to the winter wonderland Christmas light show. Amazing trees with interesting lighting. Definitely an experience aimed at young children. Lots of actors that delivered convincing performances... I'll definitely book to come back during the day to see the trees in fall.
a year ago
I would give Westonbirt 6 stars if I could. It was a truly memorable day and the kids loved it. The grounds are massive and there is so much to see and do. It's very peaceful and quiet even when it's busy, you can find a remote spot. We could easily come back again many times and still not see everything there is to see. Highest possible recommendation!