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Plan your visit

Below you’ll find everything you need to know on how to book, plan and enjoy your visit.

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Booking your tickets

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).

Standard ticketing prices will apply, though if you are a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum or a reciprocal partner garden you won’t be charged for your own tickets – you’ll just need to provide your membership number (this can be found on your card) when you book. If you wish to book additional tickets for other people, standard charging will apply. 

Pre-booking is available up to 7 days in advance.

When you book your tickets, you’ll be asked to book a 20- minute arrival time-slot for the day of your visit. Once in the arboretum you can stay for as long you like, however be aware that the arboretum closes at 5pm.

You can book your tickets here

A call back system is available on 0300 068 0400

Unfortunately if you are unable to display a valid ticket (and membership card if applicable) upon arrival, our staff will not be able to allow you onto the site as we cannot take on the door payments at this time.

Mobility scooters are available to book online. Last time slot to book a scooter is 2.20pm. Scooters must be returned by 4pm. If a scooter is essential to your visit please check availability first, book your scooter and then purchase your entry tickets. 

Book a scooter

When you arrive

Your tickets will be checked at the Welcome Building. Please show your ticket (these can be on your phone or printed) to staff at the till window of the Welcome Building. If you are a member you’ll also need to show your valid membership card.

You will then be able to enter the arboretum and you will not need to scan your tickets at the barriers.

Tickets must be purchased before arrival.

Tickets being scanned at Welcome Building

During your visit

Dog
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.
Westonbirt restaurant
Food and drink available at the Kitchen, Pantry and Smokehouse, card only.
Westonbirt Shop
All purchases go straight back into looking after the National Arboretum.
STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
See the trees of Westonbirt on a whole new level.
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Toilets available at Welcome Building and central area. Westonbirt has a Changing Places facility.
Community Westonbirt
For more information and to help you plan your visit, please read our full access statement.
Access Westonbirt
Book online. Last time slot to book is 2.20pm. Scooters must be returned by 4pm. If a scooter is essential to your visit please check availability first. You must be 16 or over to hire a scooter. Manual wheelchairs can be hired for visitors aged 15 and under.
Westonbirt Shuttle Bus
Shuttle bus service is currently unavailable.
Children on scooter
Welcome if under 70cm from floor to handle bars.
Willow Sculpture
Events at Westonbirt during this time will be subject to Government guidance. Please read our event terms and conditions for more information.

Got a question? Have a read of our FAQs for more information