Walsall Arboretum

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Walsall Arboretum
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
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Tracey D
24 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Really enjoyed my autumnal walk today around the arboretum. Lovely to see families and others enjoying a daily walk or exercise. Lockdown doesn't mean locked in and if you are local it is a great place to get you daily allowed fresh air break.
The trees look gorgeous and the poppy displays are fabulous, well done to those involved.
Cafe is super friendly and fully covid aware. One way system and spacing in place. Staff very friendly. Lemon drizzle cake amazing.
Also enjoyed feeding the ducks, food can be bought for £1.50 in the cafe and it's better for them then bread.
Written November 16, 2020
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Charlie M
47 contributions
May 2021
This is an absolutely gorgeous arboretum to visit on a sunny day - you can quite forget you're basically in a town centre and enjoy the trees, the birds and the general feeling of the place. Families can find lots of things to do between the playground, feeding the ducks and walking around, and there's lots of spots to picnic. If you like walks or just sitting and enjoying the outdoors, this is a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

All this said - I personally wouldn't recommend going when it's rainy, especially if it's been very rainy recently (unless you wear your wellies!). It sometimes floods and generally gets very muddy and waterlogged. Bear this in mind!

Also, if this is something of interest to you, there are multiple Pokemon gyms in the arboretum. You can have a lot of fun ambling around and trying to take them all on.
Written May 23, 2021
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lisa j
3 contributions
Jul 2020
The brilliant scenery, made me feel free again, city life can take its toll on humans we tend to forget how beautiful nature really is, it was amazing breath of fresh air.
I will continue my visits now as the walk the puts my mind at ease and brings tranquility.
I recommend this to everyone!
Walsall Arboretum.
LISA...
Written August 17, 2020
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Paul E
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Arboretum is lovely to walk around, especially with the dog who had a fantastic time. Chilly day so we decided to go to the cafe to get soups to warm us up. Was reluctant as had bad experience with the Cafe previously, waiting ages to get served and for the food we ordered. Didnt post a review last time as thought it may have been a one off. No surprise then that had the same experience this time around. Cafe toyally understaffed with the staff obviously told to take the orders and the MONEY first, then worry about getting the food out afterwards. Waited 30 minutes this time around for the soups. When handed over, no apology for the delay. When I asked if there was any salt and pepper, was given an abrupt "no". Charming. Wont be going back!
Written February 24, 2022
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Rani B
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I don’t live far from the arboretum and I can honestly say it’s so lovely and scenic here. We go on walks, bike rides and lots of picnics here. The park is huge and there’s lots to do from playing in the children’s park to playing football and you’ll definitely find an ice cream van during the summer but be mindful queues are so long.
Written March 5, 2020
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SilverNomad04
Stafford, UK834 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This I must say is my personal review which contradicts a lot of the other reviewers. I went by car on a sunny February Saturday. Despite using my “sat-nav” I cruised up and down Broadway looking for the car park, which I think because it was a private road wasn’t pleasing my map! I think a good way along Broadway I saw a narrow entrance with a height barrier but this seemed about a mile further on from the pedestrian entrance I had noticed. It seemed a rather random area of open land hardly a photographers paradise! Just up the road is Barr Beacon which is photogenic. So really an unfair review as I could get parked I didn’t go in! There was a “brown” tourist sign just as you turn on to Broadway but after that, as is often the case, no further help sign wise!!
Written February 10, 2020
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William899
Walsall, UK146 contributions
Jan 2020
Plenty of work has been completed to make the arboretum a star in Walsall's leisure facilities. However, there are some signs that care and maintenance are declining. Some of the tarmac paths are crumbling and others are waterlogged, leaves haven't been swept from some of the grassed areas and the boardwalks over the lakes are becoming greasy because the moss hasn't been removed from the timber edges. The cafe is great and the washrooms too. Here there are great display of local history and it is a very pleasant place to meet friends. Maintaining a high standard of repair will keep the arboretum in good order. It's a good place to walk with plenty of free parking.

Written January 22, 2020
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mike s
United Kingdom467 contributions
Nov 2021
Could have been a lot more interesting with some better signage and maps. Web site very poor and undersells its attractions . There are several walks which are poorly publicised. Little information on parking and access for disabled. Good attraction under sold. Café with long ques as very understaffed and badly organised. Visitor centre virtually non existent.
Written November 4, 2021
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llwchwr
dudley88 contributions
Jun 2021
170 acres of open space within walking distance of town centre. Litter free, thanks to loads of strategically placed bins. Lovely cafe with spotlessly clean loos. Brilliant playground for younger children and skate park for teenagers. Haven't been here for over 30 years but will definitely come again
Written June 17, 2021
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Richard Parker
8 contributions
Jun 2020
Going for a walk in walsall, is incomplete with out a walk through Arboretum park.

took all the stress from me nice and tranquil place.
would recommend to everyone.
thank you walsall city council for the up keep of the national treasure.
Richard Parker.
Written July 7, 2020
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