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Arley Arboretum

A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Three generation family trip

Many years since the first and second generation of the party had visited here - and now there is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kule Dude
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
An Oasis for Lovers of Trees ... and Chickens

Looking for somewhere green and peaceful to visit on a summer's afternoon, I stumbled across Arley... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David A
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Birmingham UK
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
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+44 1299 861368
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Kule Dude
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Oli_M_1980
Reviewed 14 June 2017

When we went there was an event on - nurseries were having a display which meant entry was half price. Its quite small and doesn't take long to walk round. the views are good and if you are lucky you get to see a steam...More

Thank Hairyworf1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Fabulous arboretum, with some amazing gardens and excellent tea garden and grounds, well worth a visit!

1  Thank Bishops1London
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

have been here a few times over the last couple of years but today has thrown me, no complaints with the grounds/maze/park it was nice as always my issue todatly is the staff in the coffee shop who have really let the place down... they...More

Thank Dan B
Arley A, Front Office Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

I am sorry for the confusion regarding Pond Dipping and for the response you got from staff in the tea room. Thank you for your honest feedback, I have investigated your comments and have today taken appropriate action to ensure that this confusion and service...More

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Alan L
14 April 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
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Sunflowers1977
13 July 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
It is well signposted so you can't go wrong
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Sue P
22 October 2015|
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Response from chilledtraveller | Reviewed this property |
There is a pub called The Bellman's Cross not far from the Arboretum which has an excellent restaurant called Dominiques
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