Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum offers a range of learning programmes, tailored to suit different year groups, topics and needs from EYFS up to university groups. Their global tree collection is a wonderful outdoor classroom, bringing the curriculum alive with hands-on experiential learning, first-hand observation and debate.

Bring your class to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum and be inspired by nature’s wonders to bring your learning to life!

We offer a range of programmes to suit different year groups, topics and needs.

Whether it is the science of plants and habitats, or natural arts and storytelling, tourism, woodland management or conservation and climate change, why not work with Westonbirt’s learning officers for KS2, secondary, FE and HE groups to explore any one of these topics?

EYFS and KS1 groups work with our learning partner, Learning With Nature.  To see their programmes and offer visit: https://www.learning-with-nature.org/westonbirt-arboretum

You can either follow a learning programme with enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable staff, or come along for a self-guided visit creating your own learning experiences.

Our global tree collection is a wonderful outdoor classroom, bringing the curriculum alive with hands-on experiential learning, first-hand observation and debate.

For more details, visit forestryengland.uk/westonbirt, or to book your school visit, call the Learning Team on 0300 067 4856, or email learning.westonbirt@forestryengland.uk

Group Rates

For KS2+ groups following led programmes the cost is £5 per student with a minimum charge of £125 per session.  1 free adult per 5 students at KS2 and 1 free adult per 10 students at KS3+.  Any adults supporting students 1:1 with additional/special needs will also be free.

All self-guided group visits, under 5s free, 5-18 years £3 each, 19+ £7.  1 free adult per 5 students at KS2 and 1 free adult per 10 students at KS3+.  Any adults supporting students 1:1 with additional/special needs will also be free.

How to book groups:

Email learning.westonbirt@forestryengland.uk, or call 0300 067 4856, to confirm the availability of your preferred date and to discuss your requirements.  If your preferred date is available we will provisionally book your visit to Westonbirt and email you a booking pack.

To confirm your visit you must complete and return the booking form.  Following the return of your completed booking form you will receive your confirmation details.  For led visits this will include a timetable for the day, specific programme details and a risk assessment.  For self-guided visits this will include copies of trail activity sheets as required, arrival information and a risk assessment.

Facilities

Accessibility

Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking

Groups

Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,

Attraction

Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,

Other

Ages

Subjects

Events

Reviews

0300 067 4890

Opening Hours

Westonbirt is open every day, Monday – Sunday, 9am-5pm, except Christmas day. Last admission is at 4.30pm, 30 minutes before the arboretum closes.

Pricing

See main description for details

Address

Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QS

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