National Memorial Arboretum
A place to discover and to remember
Free to visit (with a £4 parking fee), the National Memorial Arboretum is a wonderful place to explore, discover and remember.
Among the 150 acres of grounds to explore, there are over 400 memorials of all shapes and sizes.
Welcoming visitors of all ages
The Arboretum is a great place to enjoy a day out with all the family. Many exciting events and activities will help young visitors learn more about the Arboretum and why it's important to remember. For example, kids will love following The Stickman Trail, joining their favourite storybook character Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree.
Or why not stroll one of the children's play areas? The Children's Sensory Play Garden can be found near the Remembrance Centre and is an excellent place for little ones to burn off some excess energy.
The Arboretum is an evolving and maturing woodland landscape home to a large collection of flora, fauna and wildlife.
Whilst there are lots of wide flat paths which help to make the Arboretum accessible, you can also head off the beaten track to explore the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens and woodland areas discovering memorials as you explore.
Tales of bravery shown in the most extraordinary of times, selfless service and sacrifice, camaraderie and care are represented by the designs of the memorials you will find. Take a closer look at the memorials you discover to see if you can spot all the intricate details that make each of the tributes so unique. The Bevin Boys Memorial is a perfect example, carved from stone chosen for its dark grey colour, like coal. The rough texture of the stone reflets the hardiness of the pit men.
When you're ready to sit down and enjoy a bite to eat, you can head to the onsite Restaurant or Coffee Shop, which offers a range of tasty homemade treats. Or, if you fancy, you can bring your own picnic to enjoy at one of the various picnic grounds located around the site.
Whether it’s a solo visit for quiet contemplation or you're bringing along family, friends, or loved ones, you'll make lasting memories at the National Memorial Arboretum.
How to get there
The Arboretum is located just off the A38/ A513 between Lichfield and Burton upon Trent. You can follow the local brown signs to find it.
23rd May 2023 - December 2023
- Changing Places Toilet
- Café and restaurant
- Paid parking
- Mobility scooter or wheelchair hire
- Gift Shop
- Guided Walks
- Land Train Tours
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