Woverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Stunning Arboretum covering 134 acres with over 2,500 trees, 11 pools, four miles of footpaths and a working farm. A proper family day out in the fresh air, with good walks and close encounters of all the different trees - springtime is especially beautiful. The award-wining Earth Centre is half built into the hillside and houses a restaurant, shop, loos and baby-changing facilities. There are children's helpings in the restaurant and they will warm up toddler's food if you have it with you. The working farm boasts a suckler herd of Herefords (and their calves when in season) and a pure-bred poultry and wildfowl collection. There is no hands-on experience on the working farm, but children can get close to the animals and see the chicks when in season. At Christmas, there is a Nativity Trail. Open March-Dec, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, and January-February, weekends only. The Arboretum is open daily during October.
We strongly recommend you ring Bodenham Aroretum before you set off on your family day out, to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices. It may also be worth visiting the website for Bodenham Aroretum, www.bodenham-arboretum.co.uk, to see if there are any special events on the day for which you may have to book a ticket. Please also be aware that if Bodenham Aroretum hosts birthday parties, this may limit the access in the cafe/restaurant areas.