Westonbirt Arboretum unveils new family play trail for summer holidays

The perfect antidote to screen time! Discover a natural playground at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer, with its brand-new trail encouraging families to get outdoors and play together during the summer school holidays.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Get playful in the great outdoors, with the new Green Games at Westonbirt family trail running at the arboretum throughout the summer holidays. Image © Johnny Hathaway.

Escape to Westonbirt Arboretum for a summer of outdoor adventures, as the leading visitor attraction near Tetbury unveils its new family-friendly trail — running throughout the school summer holidays.

Encouraging families to engage with nature through play, the Green Games at Westonbirt trail features eight games they can play together, testing their memory, aim and imagination as they explore the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood.

Running from Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 4 September 2024, this self-guided trail is suitable for children aged five and above — offering a safe environment for youngsters to discover the wonders of the natural world through outdoor play.

There's plenty of green space to throw a ball around, bushes to crawl under, muddy ground to stomp through and trees to climb, too.

The Green Games at Westonbirt trail follows an accessible route, with hard surfaces suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, prams and buggies. 

Not to mention there's a whole programme of free family activity days, all themed around discovering nature, taking place at Westonbirt throughout the summer. Check out SoGlos's Gloucestershire summer holidays guide for more details.

Visit forestryengland.uk/westonbirt/summer-playtime to plan your visit.


Green Games at Westonbirt — family summer trail


Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 4 September 2024


Westonbirt Arboretum is open from 9am to 5pm daily


The trail is free after admission. Tickets to Westonbirt Arboretum cost from £12 for adults, £4 for children aged five to 18 and children under four go free


0300 067 4890

In partnership with Westonbirt Arboretum  |  forestryengland.uk/westonbirt

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