Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Visitors enjoying a walk at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum
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Westonbirt - The National Arboretum, in the South Cotswolds, is one of the most magical and important tree gardens in the world.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00
Sat-Sun 08.00-17.00

Mon-Fri 09.00-20.00
Sat-Sun 08.00-20.00

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00-£10.00
Concessions: £5.00-£9.00
Children: £2.00-£4.00
Under 5s: Free
(Subject to seasonal variation)

Additional info

Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs can be found at the visitor services building next to the Great Oak Hall and are free of charge. Due to a limited number, these must be booked in advance: 01666 881 218

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photograph of couple walking through illuminated forest

Enchanted Christmas

  • 28 — 29 November 2015 *on now
  • 4 — 6 December 2015
  • 11 — 13 December 2015
  • 18 — 20 December 2015

The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is once again embracing the festive spirit with the much-anticipated return of its magical Enchanted Christmas event.

Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from the last weekend of November until the weekend before Christmas, the spectacular illuminated trail through the trees creates a magical experience for the whole family.

The 45-minute trail itself is pushchair and wheelchair friendly and features exciting interactive displays throughout the enchanting woodland walk. The packed programme includes Christmas themed entertainment, festive goodies, classic carols, enchanting stilt walkers and a traditional children’s carousel.

Aspiring carolers can sing their favourite festive tunes to light up Savill Glade – the louder the singing, the more lights will illuminate! Keen drummers can try the kit in Pool Avenue – give the base drum a go to illuminate the trees!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult: £10
Child: £5
Student: £8



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