National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
DE13 7AR




01283 792333

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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

The National Memorial Arboretum is open every day from 9am to 5pm. In the winter months the grounds close at dusk but our Visitor Centre remains open until 5pm. We are closed only on Christmas Day. During summer months the last admission is at 4.30pm (unless otherwise stated).

Admission charges

Entry is free at the National Memorial Arboretum, though donations are appreciated.

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.
Crowds waving union flags

Armed Forces Day 2015 at National Memorial Arboretum

  • 27 June 2015 9am-5pm

The day aims to raise awareness and support for the Armed Forces community and highlight the outstanding contribution they make to our country in their service throughout the world.

The Arboretum will run a full programme of events to celebrate and commemorate Armed Forces Day.

As well as our usual daily programme of events including the Daily Act of Remembrance, guided walks and buggy and land train tours, highlights of the day, with activities for the whole family, will include;

• A service of tribute to HM Armed Forces, including a wreath laying
• Armed Forces Day parade
• The Ride to the Wall cheque presentation
• Cadet drill displays
• Musical entertainment
• Food and Gift fair
• Veterans village

Other special activities suitable for both children and adults, will include;

Baby bouldering wall*
Bouldering wall*
9 Meter climbing wall*
Spider Mountain and Slide*
Zip line*

*Please note that a donation is suggested for this activity

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free admission, but donations appreciated.


Motorbikes lined up in front of Armed Forces Memorial

Ride to the Wall 2015 at National Memorial Arboretum

  • 3 October 2015 9am-5pm

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We kindly request that any person/s wishing to attend the RTTW event on motorcycles of any kind register with RTTW in advance of the day. Early registration is strongly recommended.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Free admission, donations appreciated