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.

Find out about the different visit options below or email to get the ball rolling.

Booking process

Find out more

Early Years and Key Stage One 

Please contact our learning partner Learning With Nature on 07920 065803, email or visit their website for details about the booking process, programmes on offer, and availability.

Key Stage Two and beyond

Telephone the Westonbirt Learning Team on 0300 067 4856, or email, to confirm the availability of your preferred date and to discuss your requirements.  

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.