Government has instructed that you should minimise time spent outside your home, minimise the number of journeys you make and only travel a short distance within your local area if necessary to exercise. Westonbirt Arboretum remains open to you for local once-per-day outdoor exercise. Please keep yourself, our staff, volunteers and other visitors safe by following the government’s rules on travelling, exercising and meeting other people when considering a visit.
To look after the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities during this time, we have reduced the number of people we can welcome to the arboretum at one time, and introduced a new booking system. We’ve also made some important changes to our facilities onsite, such as the STIHL Treetop Walkway and shop.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know on how to book, plan and safely enjoy your visit. Please follow the latest Government guidance for travel, outdoor spaces and meeting people from outside your household.
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).
Standard ticketing prices will apply, though if you are a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum 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. Last bookings 30 minutes before arrival, (subject to availability).
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.
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 3.30pm. 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.
When waiting to show your tickets, please keep 2 metres away from other visitors and staff – there are markings on the floor to help you effectively social distance.
For more information watch our 'what you need to know before you visit' video.
Thank you for your support and for helping us to keep Westonbirt Arboretum open and safe for everyone. Have a great visit!
Got a question? Have a read of our FAQs for more information