Things to do at Winkworth Arboretum review
The Winkworth Arboretum is owned by the National Trust. The parkland has over 1,000 types of trees and shrubs that come alive with colour in autumn. It is also one of the best places in the country to see a beautiful display of bluebells. They look their best from around late April until early May.
The Arboretum was created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early 20th century and is set in some 46 hectares. He was passionate about the arboretum and planned the planting of specific trees and shrubs to provide colour and texture to his beloved landscape. The landscape changes throughout the year with it looking at its best in Spring and Autumn.
For kids, there is a fabulous Tree Adventure with tunnels, ropes and climbing frames made from nature’s materials. Walking through the woodland you will see some breathtaking views across hills and valleys plus some tranquil scenes around the lake and boathouse.
The National Trust website has a range of walks on offer including seasonal walks across their varying paths. There’s a route for all abilities and it won’t be hard to find a nice spot for a picnic.
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FAQ and Further Information Winkworth Arboretum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Large arboretum with a great variety of walks and a fun adventure playground for the kids. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust. Or Mid-range – an adult ticket costs £10, children £5.00 and children under 5 are free. Family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
Parking is free for members and paying visitors.
When are they open?
Winkworth Arboretum is open 364 days a year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a lead.