Holford Ride Westonbirt

Visitor Information

Opening Times

Pre-booking is no longer essential except for the key dates below.

  • Bank holiday: 27 - 29 Aug
  • Autumn: 01 Oct - 13 Nov
  • Christmas: 24 Dec - 02 Jan

plan your visit.

We are open everyday except Christmas Day.
Final entry to the arboretum is at 4:40pm from March - November (inclusive), and 4pm December - February (inclusive)

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm
Restaurant: 9.30am - 5pm
Shop: 9.30am - 5pm

Westonbirt summer

How to Find us

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum,


(Mar - Sep & 14 - 30 Nov) 

Peak Autumn
(01 Oct - 13 Nov)


(Dec - Feb)


*Under 5s go free and don't require a ticket.
**Concession: Students and job seekers & those arriving by public transport

Carer Policy
We have a complimentary ticket policy for personal carers.

School / Learning Bookings
Find out more and book - visit our learning pages.

Annual Membership
Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

Please note that Westonbirt Arboretum does not accept the Discovery Pass.


Access Westonbirt
We want to make sure you have a fun and memorable visit to Westonbirt Arboretum. For more information and to help you plan your visit, please read our full access statement.
Access Westonbirt
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available from the Welcome Building. Please book online 7 days in advance.
Westonbirt Shuttle Bus
Designed to help those who need a little extra help getting from the Welcome Building up to the restaurant, shop, and edge of the Old Arboretum.
Access Westonbirt
There is an accessible toilet as you arrive by the Welcome Building and a Changing Places accessible toilet by the Great Oak Hall which includes a hoist system and a height adjustable changing bench.

Dog Policy

Dogs are welcome on the central downs area on a lead and in Silk Wood, which makes up around two-thirds of the arboretum. Dogs are permitted off the lead in Silk Wood as long as they are kept under control, remain in sight and return when called. 

The Old Arboretum and inside the main restaurant are no dog areas (except assistance dogs). This helps provide a safe space for visitors with young children and mobility scooters.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the whole arboretum.

Dog bins and poo bags are available throughout the site and dog water is available at the restaurant, Great Oak Hall and Welcome Building. 

Children's Bikes and Scooters

Children may ride bikes and scooters in the arboretum, as long as the bike/scooter measures 70cm or less from the ground to the top of the handle bars.

Please check your bike or scooter before you visit to make sure it fits the bill. Parents and guardians should ensure that children ride carefully throughout the arboretum and be mindful of other visitors

Children on scooter
Forest from the sky


Please note that members of the public are not permitted to fly drones onsite at Westonbirt Arboretum. Professional photographers and members of the press wishing to fly drones at the Arboretum should contact us at westonbirt.marketing@forestryengland.uk

Contact details

Landline Number - 0300 067 4890

E-Mail Address - westonbirt@forestryengland.uk