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Arley Arboretum

A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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lovely day out

We went for the Easter Egg hunt which was good. Great views of the Steam railway too and the maze... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
clare h
Romsley, United Kingdom
Visit with grandchildren.

We recently visited Arley Arboretum with our two grandaughters (aged 3 & 10). We paid £5 per adult... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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These beautiful historic gardens and arboretum dating back to the late 1700's are surrounded by over 1600 acres of countryside within the picturesque village of Upper Arley beside the river Severn. In addition to providing wonderful walks through the grounds there are walks along the banks of the river, all set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside with far reaching views. Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. It is a garden that provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life. Our proximity to Birmingham, Kidderminster, Wolverhampton, Worcester, the Malverns and Cotswolds makes us the ideal attraction for individuals and groups alike. The estate offers plenty to do for all ages from the Italian garden with its fountain for the adults, to the dinosaur and fairy trails and maze for the young ones. Arley Estate and Arboretum also provides a unique venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony, or partnership. There is more to Arley Estate and Arboretum than just a garden. It can also be used for corporate hospitality, promotional and photographic shoots and filming. Furthermore, there is a wonderful tea room, where you can buy a light lunch or full, traditional afternoon tea. We hope you enjoy your visit to Arley Arboretum and Garden and thank you for taking time to look at our Trip Advisor page.
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A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We went for the Easter Egg hunt which was good. Great views of the Steam railway too and the maze is great if you like that sort of thing.

Thank clare h
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We recently visited Arley Arboretum with our two grandaughters (aged 3 & 10). We paid £5 per adult and the children's entry was free during school holidays. We were provided with a map and decided to make our own way around using sections of both...More

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Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a Tripadvisor review, we are currently in the process of redesigning our leaflets and signage and we have taken on board both yours and the previous reviewers comments regarding the red and blue walks. The Management team...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, first impressions of the grounds was good had Daddy found a little gem of place for family to visit? Sadly not all downhill for the rest of the review. Firstly we had to pay for entrance in the restaurant...More

1  Thank craig w
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

We apologise for the wait you had when you first arrived, having spoken to the staff that worked on this day, it was an unfortunate timing moment where the staff member allocated to our external pay station had to close it to go to the...More

Reviewed July 16, 2017

Many years since the first and second generation of the party had visited here - and now there is a children's playground and maze. Although it was a pleasant day when we visited, there were plenty of places in the car park, and thus it...More

1  Thank Kule Dude
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Looking for somewhere green and peaceful to visit on a summer's afternoon, I stumbled across Arley Arboretum on Trip Advisor. It was worth the 45-minute drive from Birmingham. Though relatively small as arboretums go, it has an attractive mixture of formal gardens and woodland with...More

Thank David A
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

My little lad absolutly loves forest school. Deb the teacher is lovely, she is amazing with the children and always makes people feel welcome. We have been going since the beginning of the year and never miss a week. My boy is 2 and loves...More

Thank vruston
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Having visited in Autumn when the trees are stunning we thought we'd return to see the herbaceous borders. We were a little disappointed that there is very little of interest and not an awful lot of colour. Plenty to do for young families but if...More

Thank Sarah H
Arley A, Front Office Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your honest feedback allows us to continuously improve the experience our visitors have. Regarding your review of the herbaceous borders I have discussed this with our head gardener who has explained that he aims...More

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

First time visit to this attraction. Found it to be a really good experience. Tranquil yet ideal for families with young children of which there were quite a few. Views over the Severn Valley are superb. Good cafe at reasonable prices and pleasant staff. Definitely...More

Thank Dave B
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Arley Arboretum. We would recommend coming during the Autumn season, as the colours of the trees are magnificent and what child can't resist running through fallen leaves. Kind regards Arley Arboretum

Reviewed June 24, 2017

Visited Arley Arboretum many times and their cafe serves wonderful bacon butties And many other good things to eat. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and the grounds are worth a visit and you can even walk down to the river past the Church....More

Thank Sjh20142014
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We went to Arley Arboretum on Fathers Day. It costs £5.00 per adult and £2.00 for children (under 3's are free). It was a hot day, but luckily there was lot of shade as there are lots of large trees. The kids loved going around...More

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September 2, 2017|
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Response from Arley A | Property representative |
Yes, but must be kept on leads thanks
Alan L
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
I think so, although it does say that only food bought in the café can be consumed at their tables, which is understandable, but as others have said, there are benches near the play area and maze, so I assume you can bring... More
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
It is well signposted so you can't go wrong