Autumnal fun at the National Memorial Arboretum

Published on: Wed, 18/09/2019 - 11:29

On 21 and 22 September, an Autumn Festival will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, featuring a host of free fun family activities with a seasonal twist. Set among the changing colour of the Arboretum’s 30,000 trees there is something for everyone to enjoy at this magnificent celebration of autumn.

Families can meet a variety of woodland creatures and birds, participate in games sessions facilitated by skills leaders, try their hand at archery or head to the craft grotto to explore their creative side using a selection of natural materials. Younger visitors can settle down in Mr McGregor’s Story Shed to enjoy a series of short story telling sessions or embark on an adventure to help the Stick Man find his way back to the family tree after collecting a trail map from the Welcome Desk.

Upon venturing into the Food & Craft Fair, visitors will find a wide range of stalls selling handmade seasonal crafts and food produce, from tasty chocolate treats, to cheeses, wines and whiskeys.

Wildlife themed guided walks exploring the natural environment of the Arboretum’s 150-acre site will also be available at selected times for £3 per person.

For further details and timings visit: https://www.thenma.org.uk/events-at-the-arboretum/forthcoming-events/autumn-festival/

Sarah Oakden, Head of Marketing, National Memorial Arboretum, said: “Our Autumn Festival offers a fantastic selection of free seasonal activities and shopping opportunities, ensuring there is something for all the family. Events like the Autumn Festival play an important role in helping us reach new audiences, encouraging them to take a stroll through our 150-acres of woodlands and gardens to discover some of the incredibly sculpted memorials commemorating individuals and groups who have served our country.”