Celebrate summer at the Arboretum

Discover the wilder side of the Arboretum on Saturday the 8th August

Celebrate summer at the Arboretum this August with a series of socially distanced activities each Saturday from the 8th of August, free with your entrance ticket. 


What's happening on the day

  • Meet some of the birds that can be found at the Arboretum with birds-of-prey flying displays by HawkWalk taking place at midday and at 2:30pm

  • Go on a bug hunt in Palmer's Ley Meadow with Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) or settle down and listen to some insect storytelling. Check out some of the specimens from the OUMNH collection, make your own bug antennae and take home some brilliant bug-themed crafts.   

  • Roam through 67 acres of wildflower meadow and see how many wildflowers and butterflies you can spot with our spotter sheet 

  • Build a den for our local Arboretum faeries and learn about other den building animals at our Education Tent

  • Tuck into delicious food with Supreme Sausages and Nutmeg + Thyme or treat yourself to something Lekker with Celia's cafe

  • Don't forget to visit our new piglets!

Contactless payment available at all stalls


What you need to know before you visit

All our activities are designed to be socially distant and you are welcome to bring your own seating and blankets with you. 
Parking is available onsite and is free with your entrance ticket. 
The toilets at the Arboretum will be open and monitored on Saturday the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August only, outside these days they will remain closed.    

Find out more about visiting during coronavirus