Described as 'Worcestershire's Hidden Garden,' Bodenham Arboretum is home to some 3000 species of beautifully landscaped trees and shrubs - an internationally recognised Arboretum, receiving some 100,000 visitors annually.
The seasons alone create an ever-changing canvas at the Arboretum, each with its own brand of beauty and you will always find something going on, from guided walks or relaxing yoga sessions to watercolour workshops and bushcraft lectures. Activities aside, Bodenham's popular restaurant offers a fine dining experience, situated in a beautiful lakeside setting, serving home reared meats and locally sourced produce.
Bodenham provides a much needed open space for people to enjoy and experience natural beauty whilst offering peace and tranquillity, a place where people can get outdoors and connect with nature.
We have over 5 miles of pathways to explore - 15 pools, plantations, dells and glades comprising over 3000 trees and shrubs, 300+ species of wild flowers, plants and grasses, providing habitats for flora and fauna, including 14 species of dragonfly and over 100 species of resident and migrating birds. The working farm comprises 200 North Country mule ewes and pedigree Herefordshire cows - all accessible to the visitor.
Bodenham's ethos of connecting with nature is also reflected in an extensive range of activities which run throughout the year from seasonal trails such as our Halloween Torch -Lit Pumpkin Walk to our recent introduction of outdoor yoga sessions. Furthermore, we run a breeding bird study and conservation programme, together with a children's education programme, in conjunction with the West Midlands Bird Club.
Come and see our popular traditional Nativity scene in December.
We also play host to 'The World Outside' a Forest School, accessed by just under 4000 children annually, which offers Forest Exploration / Adventure Clubs and Bushcraft sessions allowing children of all ages to benefit from hands on learning in a woodland environment.
No entrance fee to the shop and restaurant.
See website for latest prices for the arboretum and Christmas Nativity Trail. No entrance fee to the shop and restaurant.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.