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Admission tickets £8; members freeThe Friend's membership from £40; up to 4 of your kids free


  • Beyond Broad Drive in Silk Wood closed to undertake ash tree felling from 24 Jan for approx 4 weeks
  • STIHL Treetop Walkway closed Mon 07 – Sun 13 Feb for an annual maintenance inspection. Alternative exit routes out of Silk Wood are a little steep.
  • Exploratree play area temporarily closed.
  • Westonbirt shop closed for refurbishment 24 Jan - 08 Feb.

Pre-booking information

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In order to visit the arboretum, you’ll need to pre-book your tickets (this also applies to Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum members and reciprocal partner gardens).
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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.
A toddler in a bright blue starry coat and pink welly boots walks along holding her mums hand over a flat low wall. The mum in a green coat and pink tartan scarf cheers and encourages her girl on
Under 5's are free and don't require a ticket.

During your visit

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Please show your ticket (these can be on your phone or printed) 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.
A gentleman volunteer dressed in a light khaki shirt and trousers smiles while distributing a Mobility scooter to a woman in a yellow stripped top, who is laughing.
Book online with your tickets. Last time slot to book is 2.20pm. Scooters must be returned by 4pm. You must be 16 or over to operate a scooter. Manual wheelchairs can be hired for visitors aged 15 and 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.
Children on scooter
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.