Welcome to Arley Arboretum

Let Your Imagination Run Free at Beautiful Arley Arboretum.

Arley Arboretum is situated on the banks of the magnificent River Severn at Upper Arley, within the stunning scenery of the Arley Estate, near the historic market town of Bewdley.

One of the oldest and most spectacular Arboreta in Britain, it is now open to the public thanks to the Trustees of the Roger and Douglas Turner Charitable Trust.

The Arboretum is home to over 300 species of trees and features our beautiful Laburnum arch, measuring 65 metres. Popular with nature lovers, families and walkers, Arley Arboretum is a magical place to visit throughout the year, with every season bringing a different breathtaking vista.


Arboretum Open

To open the arboretum responsibly we will be limiting the number of visitors and staggering arrival times across the day to minimise queuing on arrival.

The arboretum carpark will only be accessible to pre-booked visitors of the arboretum.


Opening times

Wednesday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Other dates can be found on our digi-tickets booking platform (see below for booking).


Arboretum Day Passes must be pre booked.

To book your tickets please visit  https://arleyarboretum.digitickets.co.uk/

Your contact details will be taken at the point of booking and stored to aid with the Government’s ‘track and trace’ initiative, if this is required at any point after your visit.

Entrance costs

Adults (18 years and over): £6
Children 3-17 years: £3 including interactive trail. Quiz sheets will be given on arrival.

Under 3 years of age FREE of charge

On arrival at the arboretum please make your way to the kiosk or tearoom where we will check you against our pre-booked visitor list.

To speed this process, please have your proof of purchase ready for inspection i.e. your e-ticket

You will be given a wrist band, please ensure these are worn for the duration of your visit.


Annual passes, RHS Members and Gardeners World 2 for 1

If you have an annual pass, RHS membership or a gardeners world voucher, you are now able to use these with out pre booking, subject to the conditions of your pass.

RHS Members – Free entry Fridays Only

Gardeners World – 2 adults for the price of one Wednesday to Saturday

Annual Pass – Wednesday to Sunday, normal opening hours (excludes special events).

If you are visiting as part of a paying group, day passes will need to be pre-booked (See above), but you will be able to present your pass/voucher on the day. Please remember that your group must not exceed 6 people which ever booking/payment method each person in your group needs to use.

On arrival at the Arboretum, please go to the kiosk or tearoom with your annual pass, RHS membership card or gardeners world voucher and we will process your entrance at the point of arrival. You will also need to complete track and trace details at this time.

You will be given a wrist band, please ensure these are worn for the duration of your visit.

2020 Annual Passes

Adults: £30.00
Children: £15.00


Pre booked food is available to take away

To pre-book an adult or children’s picnic or a cream tea for 2, simply added these to your digi-tickets shopping basket.

Your pre-booked food will be available for collection from the tearoom on the day of your visit, between  12.00-13.30pm.


Hot & Cold Drinks and reduced food menu

There will be a range of hot and cold drinks, homemade cake, Ice Creams and snacks as well as a reduced menu available to purchase on the day.

Counter guards will be in place and food prepared in the kitchen will be bought to your table. Please ensure your number is visible.

All payments must be contactless.


Help us to be Covid Secure

Tea room and kiosk

Please use the designated one-way systems at these facilities.

We ask when queuing, that a maximum of 2 people from any household queue at any one time.

Please wear your face covering whilst ordering food in the tearoom.

Sanitiser will be available to use on entry to the tearoom and at the kiosk.

Garden Terrace

Please use tables that are clear of any items as these will have been cleaned and serviced.

Do not move tables as they have been placed specifically for social distancing purposes.

Use the one way system for entering and exiting the terrace

Toilets

The toilets will be open with a queuing system in place.  As the toilets are small, you must only enter them a household at a time.

Toilet queuing areas will be clearly marked and signs will be displayed to remind you to keep your social distance.

Please use the sanitiser as you enter the toilets and wash your hands with soap and water when you leave.


Enhanced Cleaning

All of our staff will follow enhanced cleaning routines throughout the day, ensuring all contact points are sanitised thoroughly and regularly.

We will also wash our hands properly and regularly and we will ask all our visitors to do the same.

Please be aware: We may need to close any one of our facilities at short notice to take time to clean and sanitise. We will communicate with you at the designated time, when this happens.


Children’s play area

The play area will be open with social distancing guidelines in place:

  • A maximum of 2 household groups on the equipment at any one time. This is to reduce the risk of transmission via contact areas.
  • No more than 1 parent to accompany each child on the equipment and a total maximum capacity of 12 people in the play area at any time.
  • Please be courteous to one another, wait for someone to leave the play area before you enter and be mindful of the time you are playing if you can see others waiting.
  • We will sanitise all equipment every morning but request that you and your children sanitise your hands before and after using the equipment.
  • Please ensure you have your own sanitiser/wipes to use in this area.

We remind you that children must always be supervised by you to ensure that they are also adhering to social distancing measures.

The maze will remain closed at this time.


Courtesy to other visitors

As a small number of our ancient paths are narrow, there maybe areas where you will need to give way to other people.

Please also remember to social distance and give way to one another when passing through confined areas such as the archway entrances and gateways, as well as entering and exiting the toilet.


We look forward to welcoming you back.

Safe journey and see you soon.

 

“Voted best places in Britain to see the autumn colours”

BBC Countryfile 2017

“Voted best places in Britain to see the autumn colours”

BBC Countryfile 2017

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