Westonbirt - The National Arboretum
Tel: 01666 880220
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Family Wildlife Trails & Events
We offer family trails every day, along with family events in school holidays featuring crafts and discovery activities!
NEW: Birt's 'I spy' adventure
Pick up our free I Spy activity book onsite or download, to follow Birt on his adventure to spot exciting things around the arboretum!
You can follow our family trails in the Old Arboretum (dog-free) or Silk Wood (dog-friendly). There are plenty of natural play features along the way too! Pick up a Family Activity Map from the Welcome Building upon arrival!
March to June 2017 - Spring Family Trail: Woodland Wildlife
What lives in the soil, bark and leaves of the trees? Discover how trees positively teem with life!
June to August 2017 - Summer Family Trail: Tree Detectives
Help to solve the mystery of a sickly beech. Find a different suspect at each stop and make your verdict by the end!
- Spring: Woodland Wildlife
Beneath Our Feet
Mon 10th - Thurs 13th April
Discover minibeasts that live in the soil and leaf litter, and create mud crafts to take away.
- Make Yourself At Home
Tues 18th - Fri 21st April
Drop in at Silk Wood Barn to find out what lives in the bark and wood of tree trunks.
- Life Up High
Tues 30th May - Fri 2nd June
Join us in the learning centre grounds to discover some hidden life in the canopy.
Summer: Global Tree Explorers
- Trees through time
Mon 24th - Fri 28th July
How have plants evolved over time? Make an evolution flick book, print a leaf fossil and take the evolution timeline challenge!
- You name it!
Mon 31st July - Fri 4th August
Use our tree name identikit to design our very own tree, make a collage of famous botanist Carl Linnaeus, and take our discover challenge to earn your tree name certificate!
- One of a Kind
Mon 7th - Fri 11th August
Explore the wonderful variety of leaves from our global tree collection. Try our leaf challenges and design your very own leaf using our leaf characteristic dice!
- Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Mon 14th - Fri 18th August
We'll be exploring wood through a range of craft fun and challenges! Make your woen tree frame and take the wood ID challenge.
- In Good Shape
Mon 21st - Fri 25th August
Discover the art of tree identification through silhouette painting, shape shadows and the timed 'find a tree' challenge!
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