Events and activities

A Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership provides free entry to this exquisite landscape. There’s always plenty going on so why not take a look at the latest events and activities this season to discover more about Westonbirt?

Westonbirt is waking up


Family fun

Family fun

Learn about early spring flowers and bursting buds while making spring bunting and wool flowers to take home.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March - 10.30am - 3.30pm

Spring family fun at Westonbirt...

Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Westonbirt

Mums go free at Westonbirt on Mother's Day - Sunday 22 March 2020.

If your mum enjoys her day why not consider buying her a membership so she can enjoy Westonbirt all year round?

Forest Live 2020

Forest Live 2020

Book your tickets now for Forest Live 2020 at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Forest Live 2020

Wild Westonbirt

Learn new skills at Wild Westonbirt

Our Wild Westonbirt programme is aimed at young adults aged 14 - 18. Leave the well trodden paths and explore the wilder side of the Arboretum. Activities include den building, fire lighting, star gazing, wildlife watching, night hikes, bushfire cookups and woodland crafts.

Find out more about Wild Westonbirt


Wonders of Westonbirt guided walk

Take part in this FREE daily event this season, where experienced Westonbirt volunteers share their wealth of knowledge as they guide you through the Old Arboretum.

Find out more about the Wonders of Westonbirt guided walk...

Special themed guided walks

Special themed guided walks

Every Saturday at 11.30am a special themed walk will take place at Westonbirt.

Find out which special theme is currently taking place...


Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Glow Trail

An alien space ship has crashed into Silk Wood at Westonbirt Arboretum and Shaun the Sheep is on a mission to help the inhabitant – a lovable alien called Lu-La. Lu-La needs your help to charge her communicator so she can call home for rescue. You'll need to hurry as Lu-La is being chased by Agent Red and her hapless helpers the Hazmats!

Glow Trail

Spring seasonal trail

Westonbirt is waking up

Every season brings a new Forestry England seasonal trail for our Friends to enjoy. Discover the best features of Westonbirt Arboretum by either downloading a PDF seasonal map on your smartphone or pick up a trail map on your way in at the Welcome Building. Make the most of your membership and explore Westonbirt!

Explore this season’s Westonbirt trail

Spring family trail

Westonbirt is waking up

Your membership includes entry for up to four of your own children or grandchildren (aged 18 and under), so why not get the whole family exploring Westonbirt this spring?

Wander through our Westonbirt as it wakes up...

Westonbirt Woodworks

Firewood Sales

See the Westonbirt Woodworks restoration as you pop in to buy your firewood ready for the colder months.

Firewood sales are back...

Bean poles and pea sticks

Beanpoles and peasticks from the coppice restoration project are on sale from the Westonbirt Woodworks every Saturday morning between 9am and 12pm

Green thumb? Buy natural supplies from Westonbirt

Windsor chair making

Use traditional wood crafting methods to create your very own Windsor chair in the new and beautifully restored Westonbirt Woodworks.

Learn a new skill in 2020

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