Westonbirt Arboretum


For those interested in plants and trees, then Westonbirt Arboretum could be the place for you. With over 15,000 labelled specimens from around the world it will definitely keep you busy. And for those that simply enjoy the fresh air and having somewhere safe and vast for children to explore, then the Arboretum with its 17 miles of accessible nature to roam is the place to go.


Located in the Cotswolds and only three miles from the Gloucestershire market town of Tetbury (which is worth a visit in its own right if you like your antiques) Westonbirt Arboretum is a great place for a family day out. It has well maintained paths, all the family facilities you need and a lovely restaurant which is open daily.



Westonbirt Arboretum consists of three main areas. The Old Arboretum, Silk Wood (a more rural woodland compared the landscaped  avenues of The Old Arboretum) and the Grade I registered Downs which is the perfect location for a picnic. The added bonus for children is that the Arboretum is also home to one of 15 giant Grufflo sculptures.



The Arboretum hosts numerous events through the year. Some of its most popular being Forest Live concerts in the summer. Some of the acts lined up for 2015 include The Vamps, Tom Odell and Paloma Faith. The more family oriented Treefest which is held over the August Bank Holiday includes exhibitors, arena shows, live music, traditional woodcraft demonstrations and fun activities. Lastly, the Enchanted Christmas event during December features a spectacular one mile illuminated trail, highlighting the striking structures of Westonbirt’s trees as they are illuminated against the winter night sky.



From now until May-time there will be new blooms popping up all over the place. So don’t miss out.



Do let us know if you have enjoyed Westonbirt Arboretum before or plan on taking a trip there anytime soon.

Katie & Georgie


2 Responses

  1. Coombe Mill 20th March 2015 / 8:31 am

    Westonbrit Arboretum looks like a great place to explore, plenty of different areas for little feet to explore. Every time I see a post from there I think it looks fab it’s just a shame it’s so far away, everyone always has a smile on their faces when they’re there. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  2. Karen 22nd March 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Westonbirt! We are members so it is one of our regular haunts – brilliant all year round!
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