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National Memorial Arboretum

Alrewas, Staffordshire

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. The Arboretum features over 300 thought provoking memorials for military, public service and civilian organisations and associations, along with tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the lush gardens they inhabit, the memorials all have fascinating stories behind them. The 150-acre site is situated at the heart of the country on the edge of The National Forest, and is within close proximity to major road networks including the A38, A50, M1, M42 and M6.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm with the exception of Christmas day. With a daily Act of Remembrance, guided walks, buggy tours, a land train, a children's woodland and activity area, restaurant and shop and a varied programme of events and activities there's lots for everyone to explore, discover and remember. 

Set to open in autumn 2016, the Arboretum's new Remembrance Centre will feature a remodelled restaurant and Café, new retail facilities, a large welcome and orientation area, and an exhibition space dedicated to the interpretation of Remembrance and how it impacts us as individuals, as families and as a society.

Facilities

Key
  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Dogs Allowed on Leads OnlyDogs Allowed on Leads Only

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Free WiFi ConnectionFree WiFi Connection

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • LicencedLicenced

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • Special Dietary Requirements Catered ForSpecial Dietary Requirements Catered For

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

Woodland
  • Grassy PathsGrassy Paths

  • Mapped for OrienteeringMapped for Orienteering

  • No Paths/Rough PathsNo Paths/Rough Paths

  • Surfaced PathsSurfaced Paths

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  • Parking

    Ample car and coach parking (charges apply).

  • Trains

    Lichfield

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  • Opening times

    National Memorial Arboretum
    Daily
    9am-5pm (dusk in winter months)

    National Memorial Arboretum
    Christmas Day
    CLOSED

  • Address

    Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

  • Further Info

    www.thenma.org.uk

Upcoming Events

Little Saplings Sensory Play
Little Saplings Sensory Play

Little Saplings Sensory Play

07 July 2017 to 03 November 2017, 10.30 to 12.00 | £1.50 per child

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245100info@thenma.org.uk


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Our Little Saplings Sensory Play* and story telling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story.

(http://www.thenma.org.uk)

October Half Term
October Half Term

October Half Term

21 October 2017 to 29 October 2017, 10.00 to 15.00 | Free to £2.50pp

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245 100info@thenma.org.uk


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There's a lot to explore and discover at the Arboretum; so much so that many visitors seldom visit the more hidden areas of the site where there's lots to see and find.  

(http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/october-half-term-holiday-activities/)

Twilight Trek
Twilight Trek

Twilight Trek

21 October 2017, 16.30 | £7.50 pp

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245 100info@thenma.org.uk


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Join the National Memorial Arboretum as the sun begins to set for their annual Twilight Trek. This atmospheric event offers the opportunity for visitors to experience and explore the Arboretum at twilight. Hear the owls awaken and the bats take flight in the rising moonlight as you explore our grounds with one of their experienced guides on this 5km autumnal walk.

(http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/forthcoming-events/twilight-trek/)

Holly Wreath Making
Holly Wreath Making

Holly Wreath Making

02 December 2017 to 03 December 2017, 10.00 to 13.30 | £28

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245 100info@thenma.org.uk


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The perfect festive activity, this two-hour tutorial includes all the materials and instruction you need to create an elegant, natural holly wreath. Using greenery, holly, flowers, pine cones, sparkles and ribbons, you will finish with a masterpiece to be proud of.

(http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/forthcoming-events/holly-wreath-making-workshops/)

Christmas Food and Gift Fair
Christmas Food and Gift Fair

Christmas Food and Gift Fair

02 December 2017 to 03 December 2017, 10.00 to 16.00 | Free Entry

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245 100info@thenma.org.uk


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Enjoy exploring the beautiful wintry landscape of the Arboretum before browsing for those perfect handmade Christmas gifts and tasty festive treats at our Christmas Food and Gift Fair.

(http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/forthcoming-events/christmas-gift-and-food-fair/)

Carols By Candlelight
Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

16 December 2017, 18.00 | Free Entry

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire01283 245 100info@thenma.org.uk


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Suitable for all ages, this traditional carol service will fill you with the festive spirit. Join us in Heroes' Square amongst illuminated trees and hundreds of candles to enjoy a variety of sing-along festive music.

(http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/forthcoming-events/carols-by-candlelight/)

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