Westonbirt Arboretum - Pre-booking

Pre-booking statement

Pre-booking is essential to guarantee your entry on these key dates:

  • Autumn - 30 Sep – Sun 12 Nov 2023

  • Christmas - 24 Dec 2023 – Mon 01 Jan 2024

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Admission tickets £12; members freeThe Friend's membership from £42; up to 4 of your kids free

For further assistance in booking tickets please contact us on 0300 068 0400 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Please note, if you would like to access Westonbirt free of charge as a member, please purchase your membership in advance of pre-booking, as we are unable to reimburse pre-booked admission tickets when signing up for membership on arrival. For all FAQs regarding this process and the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership scheme, please click here

Tickets are available to book 7 days in advance online or over the phone, up to 30 minutes prior to a time slot.

Pre-booking FAQs

    Pre-booking information

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    Pre-booking is not essential except for key dates. For visitors who prefer pre-booking before arrival this option is still available. Next key dates 30 Sep – Sun 12 Nov 2023.
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    You can arrive anytime in your 20 minute timeslot. Once in the arboretum you can stay for as long you like, however be aware that the arboretum closes at 5pm.
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    Pre-booking is available up to 7 days in advance. Tickets will be available to book online up to 30 minutes before the admission timeslot.
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    Under 5's are free but do require a ticket.

    During your visit

    Tickets being scanned at Welcome Building
    Purchase tickets or show a pre-booked ticket to staff upon arrival. If you are a member of Westonbirt Arboretum or a reciprocal garden you’ll also need to show your valid membership card.
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    Book scooter online or over the phone. Last time slot to book is 2.20pm. Scooters to be returned by 4pm. Must be 16 or over to operate a scooter. Manual wheelchairs can be hired for visitors 15 & under.
    Access Westonbirt
    For more information and to help you plan your visit, please read our full access statement.
    Dogs are welcome on leads on The Downs and permitted off lead in Silk Wood if well behaved, stay in sight and return when called. Dogs are not permitted in the Old Arboretum or at events.
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    Welcome if under 70cm from floor to handle bars.
    Mum, Dad and 2 young boys sit round a table eating and laughing in The Kitchen restaurant at Westonbirt Arboretum
    Food and drink available at the Kitchen, Pantry and Smokehouse, card only. Get 30p off your hot drink in the Pantry when you bring a reusable cup.
    Westonbirt Shop
    All purchases go straight back into looking after the National Arboretum.
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    Toilets available at Welcome Building and central area. Westonbirt has a Changing Places facility.
    Westonbirt group
    Join our experienced and knowledgeable volunteers on a guided walk of the arboretum.
    Young girl hugging the Gruffalo Sculpture at Westonbirt
    Venture into the deep dark wood and bump into the Gruffalo and other characters from the book!
    Children building dens in the forest
    Discover the fun of the great outdoors along our natural play trail!
    STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
    See the trees of Westonbirt from a different level!