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.
It’s only cold when you’re standing still…
Sarah from Xercise4Less gives Raring2go! some great ideas for family fun to keep fit and healthy. Don't get stuck indoors just because it is winter. Dark mornings, cold blustery evenings and it seems we would all rather reach for our duvet than even contemplate heading outdoors to get active! Remember it’s only cold when you’re standing still…
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!