Arley Arboretum is the perfect place for a day out with the kids. Adventure is never far away, with acres of woodland to explore, wide open natural vistas to run and play in and activities all year round, there really is something for everyone. Spark your imagination on our seasonal trails, hunting for clues as your journey around following your trail booklet . Rumour has it, if you time your visit just right, you can even ride a unicorn! It’s true what they say, Arley Arboretum really is magical.
Watch the Severn Valley Railway trains from the top of Severn View. The perfect spot to watch the steam trains pulling in and out of Arley Station next to the River Severn.
Delmar Adventure Play Trail:
Hidden away in the trees next to the maze our play trail is perfect for children aged 2-12 years. Consisting of nine separate apparatus linked by a 40m-long trail, the adventure play area has been designed to be a healthy and physical outdoor challenge to help improve balance, strength, aerobic fitness, co-ordination, risk-taking and team work. Children must be supervised at all times in this area.
Check out our amazing hornbeam maze and journey to the end of it, to enjoy the views from the top of the castle in the middle of the maze.
AS the original inventor of the sticker book trail, combining kid’s love of stickers and trails to create the ultimate trail experience, where kids answer questions by matching stickers on a sticker sheet to clues they find journeying around the arboretum! Every season there is a different trail - from Bunny trails at Easter to the fabulous Trick or Treat Extravaganza at Halloween, check out our website for the latest themes. https://www.arleyarboretum.co.uk/arley-kids/
Unicorns in the spring summer, Santa’s cottage at Christmas, craft workshops throughout the year and live shows - there is always something to look forward to. Pre booking is advised to avoid disappointment at https://arleyarboretum.digitickets.co.uk
We can also host your child’s birthday party and love nothing more than to theme the room and table decorations! From llama parties, unicorn parties, pirates & mermaid parties to enchanted woodland and do it yourself! See our website for more details.
KIDS GO FREE every School holiday!
The perfect time to bring the kids is during the school holidays when kids entry is free (usual price £3 per child). The offer is unlimited too so as a parent you can bring as many kids as you like free of charge. Please note that this does not mean FREE ENTRY to any events on at The Arboretum on the day of your visit. If you would like to participate in these, entry is charged separately.
Garden Tea Room:
The pretty Garden Tea Room with indoor and outdoor tables serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and food in-between. From delicious homemade dishes to ice cream milkshakes, flavoured coffees and snacks to takeaway there is bound to be something to tempt you! We take time to benchmark our prices against other local attractions as well as our portion sizes to ensure our visitors are receiving value for money.
Ice Cream Kiosk:
Serving scoop ice cream from Worcestershire’s finest: Bennetts ice cream (open seasonally and at the weekends)
Secret Garden & Picnic Area Featuring the Arley Chickens:
Bring your own picnic and enjoy it at one of our many picnic tables located in the walled area we call the Secret Garden. This is located opposite the orchard and is also home to our mini marquee which can be hired for parties in the warmer months.
The Arboretum and Gardens are open Wednesday - Sunday (plus bank holidays) and daily throughout the Worcestershire School’s holidays. Check our website for daily opening hours.