National Memorial Arboretum

In a nutshell

Beautiful peaceful site in Staffordshire with over 300 memorials including the Armed Forces Memorial. History, wildlife and events and activities for all.


Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

Contact details

Tel: 01283 245100

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

Free entry

(parking charges apply)

National Memorial Arboretum details...

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance: a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial, but importantly the focus is not entirely military. There are areas dedicated to emergency services and charities alike. It is not a cemetery; it is a place of life, represented by the 30,000 trees planted there, where both older and younger generations can wander and wonder.

The grounds are family friendly and there’s a lot for younger visitors to enjoy. The 150-acre site is home to an abundance of wildlife and children will enjoy exploring the many habitats and natural features of the site, including the maturing wildlife pond, and two outdoor play areas. The Arboretum also hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year including half-term craft activities, monthly mother and toddler groups and interactive wildlife sessions.

The Arboretum offers fully accessible baby change facilities, as well as level access throughout the Remembrance Centre.

Opening times

Open daily, 9am-5pm (closed on Christmas Day)


Free entry, parking charges apply

Please see the National Memorial Arboretum’s website to find out more.

National Memorial Arboretum Events

ARboretum Augmented Reality Experience at the National Memorial Arboretum

Open 29th March 2021 - 27th June 2021

Download the free app in advance and set off to explore and learn about the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Available until 27th June 2021.

Outdoor Escape Challenge at the National Memorial Arboretum

Open 29th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

Work together as a family to solve puzzles in Staffordshire from 29th May. Identify a gang ringleader or find out which vault the thieves are targeting!

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