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Arley Arboretum

A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Staff let it down

The aboretum itself is beautiful and great for children as there's peacocks, chickens, play area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anna C
via mobile
What a fantastic day out

We visited Arley arboretum with our 4 grandchildren we did the fairy and dinosaur trail and got... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Liz T
Redditch, England, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The aboretum itself is beautiful and great for children as there's peacocks, chickens, play area and most times you can hear the Severn valley steam engines. I held off writing this review but unfortunately it happened again with the staff and I hope that it's...More

Thank Anna C
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback, this insight allows us to continually improve the service we offer to our visitors. We take great pride in the Arboretum and value any opportunity to address areas where we need to improve. I...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Arley arboretum with our 4 grandchildren we did the fairy and dinosaur trail and got lost in the maze. A wonderful day out free entry for children. Beautiful grounds play areas and coffee shop.

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited last week. Had a nice walk round the gardens. Stopped for a picnic. Son played on the playground. Then temporarily lost a toddler in the maze... we laugh about it now. Will have to come back and do the forrest school & mini zoo.

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Good few hours out, which is recommended for those with children aged 5+. The arboretum isselfnis serene and there are acres to explore. Take a picture and grab a coffee at the café on the way out!

Thank Peter H
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us here at Arley Arboretum. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Kind regards Arley Estate & Arboretum

Reviewed 29 August 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 24 August 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

1  Thank ksc0tt18
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 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 13 August 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 1 September 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 16 July 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 14 July 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 13 July 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
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Arley A | Property representative |
Yes, but must be kept on leads thanks
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
12 July 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
It is well signposted so you can't go wrong