Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Wrap up your winter blues with a January ramble

Posted: January 1, 2024 at 07:00 am

The festive season might be over, but there's no need to pack away your sense of adventure. January at Westonbirt Arboretum is bursting with opportunities to explore the beauty of nature, get active, and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.

Member Tuesdays

Connect with loved ones this winter! On Member Tuesdays, bring a relative for a free visit and embrace the tranquility of the arboretum. Let the serenity of our woodland setting draw you closer, creating a magical shared experience.

Step into a winter wonderland

Guided walks

Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a daily stroll through the Old Arboretum. Discover hidden gems, learn about fascinating trees, and soak up the fresh winter air. Each walk is unique, so come back for more!

Visitors enjoying a guided walk

Sensory self-led walks

Awaken your senses on the Acer Glade or Savill Glade trails. Breathe in the crisp air, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot, and listen to the whispers of the forest. Perfect for a mindful moment or a family adventure.

Wellbeing trail

Take a mindful meander through the arboretum on our dedicated wellbeing trail. Pause, reflect, and connect with the calming power of nature. Download your forest wellbeing journal for added mindfulness inspiration.

Family enjoying falling leaves at Westonbirt Arboretum

Family fun for all ages

Hidden Westonbirt

Embark on a playful winter treasure hunt with the kids. Follow clues, gather natural treasures, and discover the secrets of the winter forest. This trail is designed for ages 3-9, but guaranteed fun for everyone!

Natural play trail

Let your imagination run wild on the natural play trail! Build dens, clamber over logs, and create your own woodland adventure. Pick up a free family activity map at the Welcome Building for even more inspiration.

Children creating a natural den

Woodland adventure play

Get creative and explore the four themes of the woodland adventure play: build, create, imagine, and discover. From vole tunnels to leaf scarves, the possibilities are endless!

Looking ahead

Westonbirt 10K

Mark your calendars for Thursday 23rd May and get ready to conquer the stunning 10K route through the arboretum in its springtime glory. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 10th January, so don't miss out!

So, whether you're seeking a guided ramble, a mindful escape, or some family fun in the woods, Westonbirt Arboretum has something for everyone this January. Wrap up warm, lace up your boots, and embrace the beauty of winter in this enchanting corner of the Cotswolds.

We can't wait to welcome you!