National Memorial Arboretum offers group ‘Days out with a Difference’

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 09:00

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is offering ‘Days out with a Difference’ with its special range of group walks, talks and tours in 2019.

Named as ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’ by VisitEngland in 2018, the Arboretum’s range of walks, talks and tours are designed to enhance group visits, along with group discounts into its permanent and temporary exhibitions. Groups can also pre-book a range of delicious homemade meals.

The 150-acre Arboretum is home to over 350 thought provoking memorials nestled amongst approximately 30,000 trees, creating a tranquil woodland landscape teeming with wildlife. The memorials represent both military and civilian groups and feature tributes to exceptional individuals who have served, suffered or sacrificed on behalf of our country.

Over 200 events are held at the Arboretum annually, including many which are great for group visits, including Armed Forces Weekend, the Vintage Fair, the Autumn Festival and Carols by Candlelight.  Special exclusive packages for groups are also available for landmark events in the Arboretum’s 2019 events programme including:

  • Group Saver Rates for Proms at the Arboretum (3 August) – A spectacular evening of summer entertainment. As the sun begins to set, a live band will regale the audience with a rousing performance featuring a repertoire of traditional proms favourites, concluding with a firework finale.
  • Remembrance Sunday Service and Lunch (10 November) – Groups can pre-book the Arboretum’s Remembrance Sunday Package. Priced at £20 per person, this package will include access to Aspects, the Arboretum’s new purpose built events building, with reserved seating, welcome talk and a buffet lunch. The Remembrance Sunday service will also be relayed onto screens in Aspects.  
  • Christmas Lunch with Entertainment (14, 16, 20 December) - A delicious three-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, hosted in Aspects, is exclusively available for groups. A welcome drink and live entertainment provided throughout the lunch will ensure guests leave full of festive joy.

 

  • Group Saver Rates for the Illuminated Arboretum (11 December – 20 December) – See the Arboretum in a new light when the Illuminated Arboretum returns in 2019. 

Limited spaces are available for these events and advanced booking is required.

 

The National Memorial Arboretum is situated in the heart of England in Staffordshire. It is easy to reach from any part of the country due to its proximity to all of the Midlands motorways.

Familiarisation trips are available free of charge for group organisers in advance of booking.

Faye Brant, Group Sales and Bookings Coordinator, National Memorial Arboretum, said: “The Arboretum is a fantastic place for groups to explore and we were very proud to be named by VisitEngland as Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2018.

“2019 looks set to be another exciting year and we look forward to welcoming many more groups to the Arboretum to explore the site and engage in the events and activities on offer.  We can also work with group organisers to create bespoke packages to suit your individual group so do get in touch for any further information or to book your visit.”

Full and detailed information about the Arboretum’s 2019 Groups offer can be found in our 2019 Groups Visits pack. Call 01283 245 143 to order a copy of the pack or email groups@thenma.org.uk .