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Arley Arboretum & Gardens

Arley Arboretum -


Upper Arley
The Estate Office
Nr. Bewdley
Nr. Bewdley
DY12 1SQ


Tel : 01299 861368

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£15.00 - £15.00

£2.00 - £2.00

£5.00 - £5.00

Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. The garden provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life. The Arboretum offers plenty to do for all ages from the Italian garden with its fountain for the adults, to the Dinosaur and Fairy Trails and maze for the young ones.

Kids Activities

The Children's Play Area

Hidden away in the trees next to the maze our play trail is perfect for children aged 2-12 years. Come and experience the multi-play Tower, Dragonfly Seesaw, Outdoor Gym and much, much more in our new Children's Play Area!

An exciting and innovative children’s adventure trail that consists of nine separate play areas linked by a 40m-long trail, It has been designed to be a superb way for children to experience a healthy and physical challenge in the spectacular surroundings running in and out of the trees. The equipment will provide children with challenges that help improve balance, strength, aerobic fitness, co-ordination, risk-taking and team work. Children must be supervised at all times.

Fairy Trail

The fairies are hidden away in bushes and up trees - you have to go and find them answering questions and solving clues along the way. At the start of the trail, children are given a special pack. The Fairy Trail will take about an hour to finish. Complete the Fairy Trail to receive a prize! Only the little people can see them – they are waiting for you!

The Dinosaur Trail

A 45-minute trail is waiting with clues to solve questions hidden all over the arboretum. Detectives will need to answer questions such as, Where was triceratops found? Or - How long was Brachiosaurus? The trail runs through some of the most beautiful and interesting spots in the arboretum with the chance to try out the maze on the way around. On completion of the dinosaur trail all children get a prize.

The New Woodland Animal Trail

Come and explore to find all of the Woodland animals that live at Arley Arboretum.

Find all of the woodland animals around the arboretum and try and answer all of the questions!

This trail is aimed at children between 2-5 but is fun for the whole family!

This trail is around 30 minutes long, but there's no time limit! Come and make a day of it!

Opening Times

The Arboretum and Gardens are open Wednesday - Sunday (plus bank holidays) 11am-5pm. Sometimes open for extra days in school holidays. Check our website for more info. Our Tearoom closes half an hour before the Arboretum, at 4.30pm.


Arley Arboretum is a short drive north of Kidderminster, tucked away amidst beautiful countryside on the banks of the River Severn. For a spectacular day out, visit us from the Severn Valley Steam Railway!

Only a 10-minute walk from the station crossing over the beautiful River Severn via the footbridge. You can even take a shortcut through the Church grounds and walk to the Arboretum main entrance.

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By Road

At Shatterford, follow brown tourist signs.

By Public Transport

Bus: 297 from Kidderminster Bus Station. Please see bus service provider website for up to date bus times.

Train: Severn Valley Railway- Please see service provider website for times and prices.

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Arley Arboretum & Gardens facilities include:

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor event/attraction
  • Smoking permitted in some areas
  • Village Location
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • Pets accepted (other than service dogs)
  • Special group rates
  • Toilets

Arley Arboretum & Gardens accessibility includes:

  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)

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