The Yorkshire Arboretum

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Attraction Information

The Yorkshire Arboretum is an ideal place for families, with a woodland playground, trails and walks.
Throughout the summer, there are a range of fantastic activities going on. Be sure to check their website!
For young outdoor enthusiasts they run a Junior Rangers Club where children can get involved with caring for, and learning about, the environment through leaf collection and printing, animal footprint identification and footprint casts, pond dipping, and Minibeast hunts. 
Pond Dipping gives children the opportunity to explore the hidden world of underwater life and their diverse collection of trees is perfect for a magical adventure with the Woodland Fairy, when children can cast magic spells using the natural ingredients found in the habitat around them.
The activities led by our experienced Outdoor Education Team cover Science, P.E., Literacy and Geography, can be adapted for any age group. Children’s parties are available on request.
A stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world. Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, let the children go wild in the woodland playground and enjoy the very best in seasonal, home-cooked food in the café.
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Opening hours

1st February to 30th November: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission 
Adults: £7.00
Kids (12-16): £3.50
Under 12s: Free
Family (2 adults + 2 kids): £17.50

These prices include a 10% voluntary donation that supports the work of the Yorkshire Arboretum. Prices without donation available. 

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7BY, England

Phone number

01653 648598



Click here to visit The Yorkshire Arboretum's website.


The Yorkshire Arboretum is located 15 miles north east of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire coast. Just follow the brown tourist signs to Castle Howard. The arboretum is located off the obelisk roundabout, opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.

FAQ & Additional Information

The Yorkshire Arboretum has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Yorkshire Arboretum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are milk warming facilities available. 

Yes, snacks are available.

There is a cafe and ice cream stand on site. 

Yes, The Yorkshire Arboretum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Motorised all-terrain mobility buggies are available (subject to suitable weather and ground conditions) on free loan to visitors with disabilities. Please book your buggy with the Visitor Services Team (01653 648598) at least 24 hours in advance of your visit to ensure availability. Please note that hoist facilities are not available and their staff cannot assist with manual transfers. Buggy users must be accompanied during their visit by an able-bodied adult.

Yes, The Yorkshire Arboretum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The Yorkshire Arboretum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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