Self-guided visits to Westonbirt Arboretum

Choose from a range of self-led activities

Plan your perfect visit by choosing from the range of self-guided activities below.

Mix and match based on your preferences or get in touch and we can help organise your day. 

Booking your self-guided visit

You must book ahead of your visit. Book now by emailing learning.westonbirt@forestryengland.uk or phone the learning team on 0300 067 4856. We’ll be in touch with everything you need to know, including copies of trail activity sheets as required, arrival information and a risk assessment.

Please note that unfortunately we are not able to offer bag storage or indoor lunch space. Children will need to carry their bags with them, and picnic tables are available in the central area by the shop.

For accessibility information please see our accessibility statement for further details.

Charges for self-guided visits

Self-led activities at Westonbirt

A group of five school children in the forest, wearing high-vis vests and looking at a clipboard
Let your class become rangers for the day with our easy-to-use, self-contained Ranger in a Bag.
A girl is examining a tree trunk in a forest
Use one or all of our handy downloads on your visit to Westonbirt.
Close up of an orienteering compass on top of a map
Put your class' geography and navigation skills to the test at Westonbirt
Two children looking at a gruffalo orienteering marker post
Perfect for younger children. Find 12 Gruffalo markers using a simple map.
Gruffalo creature in forest
Work together to find characters from Julia Donaldson's well-loved story.
Children playing at Westonbirt
Build dens, test climbing skills and let your class burn off some steam.
A close-up of a moth sitting on a person's open palm
Use the iNaturalist app to record the wildlife you spot when visiting Westonbirt.
STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
Journey 13 metres up into the tree canopy at Westonbirt.