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.
Pets at Home
Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now
Delve into Durham
Delve into Durham's amazing history with a break in 2018 and see the past come to life at award winning attractions and events. Don't miss the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library or visit the majestic Durham Cathedral. Take a tour of Medieval Raby Castle, or visit the magnificent Bowes Museum. You could even take a tram ride!