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)

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am to 5pm
Visitor Centre 10am - 4pm
Shop 9.30am to 5pm
Cafe 10am - 3pm

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). Cycling is not permitted in the arboretum itself, but we have plenty of bike racks at the Welcome Building.

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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 disabled 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.

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:

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

Contact details

Activities at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Autumn Westonbirt
Autumn family trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Autumn Westonbirt
Autumn seasonal trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Enchanted Christmas
Enchanted Christmas
BIRT I Spy no logo
Birt's 'I Spy' Adventure at Westonbirt Arboretum
Learning Westonbirt
Birthday parties at Westonbirt Arboretum
Two boys interact with UV sign and iPad
Coming soon: Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
trail runners
Forestry 100 Running series - Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 10k
Gruffalo
Gruffalo Sculptures at Westonbirt Arboretum
Children building dens in the forest
Natural play trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Picture Perfect Trail Landscape
Picture Perfect Trail
Learning Westonbirt
Plant Hunter orienteering trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Summer adventure playing in a woodland glade
Playing through the seasons at Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Runners
Running Routes
STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
STIHL Tree Top Walkway
Spotted Woodpecker
The Big Forest Find at Westonbirt Arboretum
School visit to Westonbirt
Walking trails at Westonbirt Arboretum
Tree spotters Guide
Westonbirt Arboretum's Tree Spotter's Guide
Children playing at Westonbirt
Woodland adventure play at Westonbirt Arboretum
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Westonbirt Friends