Fancy a stroll in a scenic place with beautiful trees? Life can seem busy and hectic sometimes. So make time for nature and enjoy the outdoors with a visit to an arboretum near you.
What is an Arboretum?
An arboretum is a collection of different types of trees. Often, created as an area of a larger park, forest or gardens. It is a designated place where many species of trees are grown to be both admired and studied. So, do you want to see some amazing trees and are wondering where can I find an arboretum near me? Then, check out our list below…
Aboretums In The North
Bluebell Arboretum And Nursery
Some useful information to note is that the Arboretum is a dog-free zone, so a family pet will have to stay a home. There’s also a large car park on site suitable for coach parking.
Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery
Annwell Ln, Smisby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 2TA
Mon- Fri 9am-4pm
The Yorkshire Arboretum
A lovely cafe, with views of the arboretum landscape, offers seasonal refreshments. Maybe you’ll fancy a warming bowl of soup after a winter walk or buy a cold drink to cool you on a hot summer day? Whatever you need, you will receive a warm welcome at The Arboretum Cafe.
The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY
Junior (12-16) £4.50
Under 12s Free
Aboretums In The Midlands
Westonbirt Arboretum is home to a tree collection of 2,500 different species from across the globe, including 5 national tree collections. Children will be fascinated at being able to explore and discover acres of trees from around the world!
Plus, that’s not all! Westonbirt has a calendar of all year around special events!
We recommend you don’t miss the Gruffalo Sculpture walk or magical Christmas event. You can easily pre – book a ticket for your visit if you prefer and under 5s child tickets are free. That’s good to know if you visit with a little one!
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS
Child (5-18yrs) £4
You can explore not only woodland, but water gardens too, the arboretum has 15 pools with ornate bridges. In addition, can you believe a working farm can be found here? Plus, with over 5 miles of woodland walking routes there’s plenty to see and do for families!
Bodenham Ln, Kidderminster DY11 5TB
Arboretums In The South East
Families are in for a real treat too when visiting- a special children’s garden is open for play sessions at no extra cost.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Richmond TW9 3AQ
Adult standard ticket £19.50
Child (4 yrs +) £5.00
Under 4yrs Free
Harcourt Arboretum (University of Oxford)
Oxford Lodge Peacock Gate OX44 9PX
Child Free with an adult.
The estate has many events happening throughout the year and different activities to try. Capture nature around you with a photography workshop? Build a den and see British wildlife with a bat walk. Or maybe the peaceful forest has inspired you to give yoga a try? You will find all this among the trees at Markshall.
Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1TG
Child (3-16yrs) £4.75
Under 3s Free
We hope you have found plenty of places to go and see beautiful trees and enjoy nature.
Are you looking for more places to visit outdoors? Then read on because we have some great family day out ideas!
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