The tree team are working in Silk Wood as part of the Chalara ash dieback project. Please adhere to any closure signs on site so they can undertake this work safely.
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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

We are open everyday except Christmas Day.

Final entry to the arboretum is at 4:30pm from March - November (inclusive), and 4pm December - February (inclusive)

Restaurant Christmas opening times:

Christmas Eve: 10am - 3pm 
Boxing Day: 10am - 3pm
New Years Eve: 10am - 3pm
New Years Day: 10am - 3pm

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am - 4pm

How to find us

How to find us
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury
Sat Nav Postcode: GL8 8QS
By Car

From M4 (approx 20 mins)                       

  • Exit Motorway at Junction 18
  • Take the A46 north towards Stroud
  • After a few miles turn right onto the A433 (signed Cirencester). Continue on this road for approx three miles and the arboretum is on your left.

From M5 (approx 20 mins)

  • Exit at Junction 13 onto the A419 (towards Stroud) Take the A46 (towards Bath)
  • After going though Nailsworth, you come to traffic lights at the cross-roads
  • Turn left onto A4135 to Tetbury
  • In Tetbury, turn right on the A433
  • Continue on this road, passing through Doughton, for approx three miles. The arboretum is on your right.

Or go car-free

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer a discount on admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

 

Bus routes and times

The Cotswolds Conservation Board have a guide to exploring the Cotswolds by public transport, which includes routes to Westonbirt. You can download the guide or order a printed copy from the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) website

The route 69 bus operated by Stagecoach runs from Stroud to Tetbury, stopping off at Westonbirt Arboretum on some of its services. Please see the timetable here

For bus times and routes you can also contact travel line on 0871 2002233 or visit the Traveline website

 

Train travel

The nearest train station is Kemble, located between the towns of Tetbury and Cirencester and is a 15 minute drive away from Westonbirt Arboretum. Yate train station is also of equal distance.

For information on train times please contact National Rail on 08457 484950 or visit the National Rail website:

 

Arriving by bicycle?

Westonbirt welcomes visitors who arrive by bicycle (and offer cyclists admission at concession rate). Adult and older children cycling is not permitted in the arboretum itself (we do allow bikes under 70cm in) and we ask that visitors lock their bikes up at the racks provided. Forgotten your lock? Don’t worry we have a few spare ones at the Welcome Building. Just ask a member of staff for more details.

OS Grid Ref
ST851898

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Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Westonbirt Arboretum, however the following entry fees apply:

Peak Entrance (March - November)

  • Adult: £10 
  • Students, job seekers and those arriving by public transport or bike**: £7
  • Child (5-18 years): £4
    Under 5s go free

Off Peak Entrance (December - February)

  • Adult: £7
  • Students, job seekers and those arriving by public transport or bike**: £5
  • Child (5-18 years): £3
    Under 5s go free

Carers of access visitors will receive free admission. Click here for our accessibility guide 

**We welcome car-free visitors and offer a discount on admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

Group Bookings

We offer discounted prices for pre-booked groups of 10 or more - Book a group visit.

School / Learning Bookings

Find out more and book - visit our learning pages.

Annual Membership

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

Please note that Westonbirt Arboretum does not accept the Discovery Pass.

 

Additional Information

 

 

Number of accessible parking spaces: 22
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed

Facilities and access

Dog policy

Dogs are welcome on the central downs area on a lead and in Silk Wood, which makes up around two-thirds of the arboretum. Dogs are permitted off the lead in Silk Wood as long as they are kept under control and return when called. 

The Old Arboretum is a no dog area (except assistance dogs), providing a safe space for visitors with young children and mobility scooters.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the whole arboretum.

Dog bins and poo bags are available throughout the site and dog water is available at the restaurant. 

Hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available from the Welcome Building. Please book wheelchairs and mobility scooters in advance by calling Visitor Services on 0300 067 4861.

Mobility scooters are available for free loan in two time slots: from 10am to 1pm and from 1.15pm to 4pm.

Westonbirt Shuttle

The Westonbirt Shuttle is designed to help those who need a little extra help getting around from the Welcome Building up to the restaurant, shop, and edge of the Old Arboretum. 

The Shuttle runs daily from 1 April until the end of autumn between 10am – 4pm, around every 30 minutes from the Welcome Building. As this service is run by our volunteers, there may be days it does not run. Please call 0300 067 4890 and check the Westonbirt Shuttle is running ahead of your arrival if it is essential to your visit.

The shuttle service does not operate during winter. The Westonbirt Shuttle has now finished for the 2019 season. It is due to restart on Monday 30th March – Sunday 8th November 2020.

Children's Bikes and Scooters

Children may ride bikes and scooters in the arboretum, as long as the bike/scooter measures 70cm or less from the ground to the top of the handle bars.

Please check your bike or scooter before you visit to make sure it fits the bill. Parents and guardians should ensure that children ride carefully throughout the arboretum and be mindful of other visitors

Drones

Please note that members of the public are not permitted to fly drones onsite at Westonbirt Arboretum. Professional photographers and members of the press wishing to fly drones at the Arboretum should contact us at westonbirt.marketing@forestryengland.uk

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike lock-up facilities
Cafe
Changing places facilities
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Shop
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe

Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure! Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, go on a guided walk around the arboretum, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!

Open all year, Westonbirt is never short of exciting things to do for all the family. Each season brings a brand new seasonal trail as well as a range of events and activities.

For updates about seasonal events, days out and activities at Westonbirt, sign up to our newsletter:

At a glance

  • National Arboretum
  • STIHL Tree Top Walkway
  • Walking trails
  • Running trails 
  • Gruffalo sculptures
  • Play areas
  • Community programme
  • Café
  • Dogs welcome
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