School visits to Westonbirt Arboretum

Uncover the secrets of Westonbirt with your class

Located in Gloucestershire, Westonbirt Arboretum offers fantastic learning opportunities whatever the age, need or interests of your group. It’s within an hour’s drive of Gloucester, Bristol and Swindon, and home to over 2,500 different tree species.

A classroom with no walls 

Westonbirt is a versatile learning space, with room to think and space to explore. 

Bring the curriculum alive with hands-on experiential learning, first-hand observation and debate.

Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children. Older children can explore the science of plants and habitats, undertake field studies and discover more about conservation and landscape design

Learning at Westonbirt is also a practical way to immerse your class in a range of subjects. Spark students' imagination by delivering a lesson on any topic, using the setting as inspiration.  

Get closer to nature at Westonbirt

Experience a beautiful, natural environment that includes five national tree collections with species from across the globe. There's plenty of opportunity for natural play too, with a treetop walkway and woodland play areas to explore.

Learning opportunities at Westonbirt

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Forestry England and our learning partner, Learning with Nature, can deliver a range of inspiring educational experiences from Pre-School to A-level.
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Everything you need to organise a class trip.
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Our learning partner, Learning with Nature, can deliver a range of fun sessions for uniformed youth groups.
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Gain practical experience and lifelong skills at Westonbirt.