Westonbirt Arboretum Mobility Scooter hire FAQs

How do I pre-book a mobility scooter or wheelchair?

Mobility scooters are available to hire, free of charge, when you book your tickets to Westonbirt, the National Arboretum. If a scooter is essential to your visit please check availability first, book your scooter and then purchase your entry tickets for a time slot no later than 2:20pm. If you have already booked your ticket you can still book a scooter here

Please book your scooter no later than the day before your visit. Scooters are not available for timeslots after 2:20pm and need to be returned by 4pm. 

Where do I pick the mobility scooter up from?

You can pick your scooter up from the Information Point, just opposite the entrance. A volunteer will give you a brief introduction and show you how to operate the vehicle.

When does the mobility scooter need to be returned?

In order to give us time to clean the scooter so that it is safe for the next user, please return your scooter no later than 4pm to the Information point. 

How old do you have to be to ride a scooter?

You must be aged 16 or over to hire a scooter. Manual wheelchairs can be hired for visitors aged 15 and under.

Can anyone else ride on the scooter with me?

No. For safety please do not allow anyone else to ride the scooter with you including young children. 

Can I go off the path in a scooter?

Depending on the weather conditions you may be able to travel off the path, over grass when the ground is dry. If the ground is wet we would recommend to remain on the hard paths.