Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. The garden provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life. The Arboretum offers plenty to do for all ages from the Italian garden with its fountain for the adults, to the Dinosaur and Fairy Trails and maze for the young ones.
The Children's Play Area
Hidden away in the trees next to the maze our play trail is perfect for children aged 2-12 years. Come and experience the multi-play Tower, Dragonfly Seesaw, Outdoor Gym and much, much more in our new Children's Play Area!
An exciting and innovative children’s adventure trail that consists of nine separate play areas linked by a 40m-long trail, It has been designed to be a superb way for children to experience a healthy and physical challenge in the spectacular surroundings running in and out of the trees. The equipment will provide children with challenges that help improve balance, strength, aerobic fitness, co-ordination, risk-taking and team work. Children must be supervised at all times.
The fairies are hidden away in bushes and up trees - you have to go and find them answering questions and solving clues along the way. At the start of the trail, children are given a special pack. The Fairy Trail will take about an hour to finish. Complete the Fairy Trail to receive a prize! Only the little people can see them – they are waiting for you!
The Dinosaur Trail
A 45-minute trail is waiting with clues to solve questions hidden all over the arboretum. Detectives will need to answer questions such as, Where was triceratops found? Or - How long was Brachiosaurus? The trail runs through some of the most beautiful and interesting spots in the arboretum with the chance to try out the maze on the way around. On completion of the dinosaur trail all children get a prize.
The Woodland Animal Trail
Come and explore to find all of the Woodland animals that live at Arley Arboretum.
Find all of the woodland animals around the arboretum and try and answer all of the questions!
This trail is aimed at children between 2-5 but is fun for the whole family!
This trail is around 30 minutes long, but there's no time limit! Come and make a day of it!
Forestry Adventure Club
During each school holiday we will be running the Forestry Adventure Club for children to learn so much more than just whats in the classroom with our qualified forestry school teacher! From Bug hunts to Story Telling, campfire songs and cooking, the forestry adventure club has it all!
Forest School Parties
We can also host your child's birthday party! How about a Forest School party? See our website for more details.
The Arboretum and Gardens are open Wednesday - Sunday (plus bank holidays) 11am-5pm. Sometimes open for extra days in school holidays. Check our website for more info. Our Tearoom closes half an hour before the Arboretum, at 4.30pm.
Children (3-6 Yrs) £2.00
Under 3 years Free
Family Tickets (2 adults and up to 4 children) £15
Season Tickets Available
Arley Arboretum is a short drive north of Kidderminster, tucked away amidst beautiful countryside on the banks of the River Severn. For a spectacular day out, visit us from the Severn Valley Steam Railway!
Only a 10-minute walk from the station crossing over the beautiful River Severn via the footbridge. You can even take a shortcut through the Church grounds and walk to the Arboretum main entrance.
Arley Arboretum & Gardens
Naughty but nice Puddings!
Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!