The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

Website

www.thenma.org.uk

E-mail

info@thenma.org.uk

Telephone

01283 792333

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Wooden carvings from The National Memorial Arboretum
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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round Centre for Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities. Sited in the heart of the Nation, with 50,000 maturing trees and nearly 300 memorials, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute to those who serve their country or who have died in conflict.

The Arboretum is situated on land gifted by Lafarge Tarmac and is home to the striking Armed Forces Memorial which commemorates those who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorism from the end of the Second World War to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

9am to 5am (or dusk if earlier)

Admission charges

Free to enter, although donations are appreciated. There is a small car parking charge.

Additional info

Car park, gift shop, licenced restaurant, disabled access

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Girl painting

Wildlife Craft

  • 30 July 2014 12-3pm

Join us for a workshop where you can make your own animal mask! This workshop will run at 12:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 15:00.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£7.00 for four activities.

photograph of cricket

Habitat Building

  • 30 July 2014 10am-4pm
  • 6 August 2014 10am-4pm
  • 13 August 2014 10am-4pm
  • 20 August 2014 10am-4pm
  • 27 August 2014 10am-4pm

Children can have a go at designing and building their very own insect hotel to encourage wildlife into their own garden. This worshop will be at 10:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£7.00 for four activities.

Rabbit

Critters and Furries

  • 30 July 2014 11am-2pm
  • 6 August 2014 11am-2pm
  • 13 August 2014 11am-2pm
  • 20 August 2014 11am-2pm
  • 27 August 2014 11am-2pm

These one hour sessions introduce children to a variety of mammals, arachnids, snakes and lizards. They will have the opportunity to handle the animals and hear about their species, habitat and habits! This session will take place at 11:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 14:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.00 per child for all four activities or £3.50 for this individual session. Booking advised.

The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

Evening World War I commemorative candlelit vigil

  • 4 August 2014 5-9pm

The moving candlelit service on the iconic Armed Forces Memorial will include prayers, readings and poetry, as well as musical performances from a choir.

This is also a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum in the evening.

Website

http://www.thenma.org.uk/events/events-calendar/calendar-of-events/evening-world-war-i-candlelit-commemorative-vigil/

photograph of fossil

Insect Modelling and Fossil Making

  • 6 August 2014 12-3pm

Come and model some insects and make some fossils. The session will be held at 12:00 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£7.00 for tour activities.

Kite

Creepy Crawly Kites

  • 13 August 2014 12-3pm

Make your own creepy crawly kite and take it home with you. This activity will be at 12:00 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£7.00 for all 4 activities.

Picture showing cow parsley

Wildflowers in the Meadow

  • 16 August 2014 2-4pm

Join us to make a colour mosaic from wildflowers in the meadow.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.00 per person.

Bee on lavender

Springy Animal Puppets

  • 20 August 2014 12-3pm

Join us to make your own springy animal puppet. This activity will take place at 12:00 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£7.00 for all 4 activities.

Bird

Beautiful Birds

  • 27 August 2014 12-3pm

Come and make a bird to add to our Visitor Centre tree. This session will run at 12:00 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£7.00 for all 4 activities.

Spider

Wildlife Photography and Spider Hunt

  • 20 September 2014 2-4pm

Spider hunt - find one and make one! Bring your camera and take some brilliant wildlife photographs.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.00 per child.

Red squirrel

Mammals Wildlife Watch

  • 18 October 2014 2-4pm

Here's a chance to see creatures of the woodland really close up.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.00 per child.

photograph of den in forest

Shelter Building

  • 15 November 2014 2-4pm

Learn some now skills and build a survival shelter to keep warm.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£1.00 per child.

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