Trip to “The National Memorial Arboretum”
the 31st July to Monday the 1st August
National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of
Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen,
recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country.
Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities and is
set in the pleasant Staffordshire countryside between Lichfield and
Burton-upon-Trent. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of trees, many of which
have a relevance to the memorials around them. Planting started in 1997
and there are already over 50,000 trees planted over the 150 acre site.
as a living tribute to the war time generations of the 20th Century, the
Arboretum is a reminder for future generations to enjoy. But it is not
only the service of soldiers that is recognised as there are numerous
gardens acknowledging the sacrifice of the civil services and many more.
Many people have commented that a visit to the Arboretum is both
reflective and hugely uplifting.
from Verwood. - A break stop will be made on-route.
will arrive in Stratford upon Avon for an extended lunch stop.
Guests are free to make their own arrangements for lunch and
perhaps go for a short stroll around the town.
the coach and continue onto the hotel (see below) arriving late
afternoon with time to relax and maybe take a swim before
Breakfast depart from the hotel and make the short trip to the
the act of Remembrance in the Millennium Chapel which includes a
2 Minute Silence followed by an Introduction to the National
Memorial Arboretum. (Optional).
a trip around the site aboard the Land Train with pre-recorded
commentary (Included in price). See below for other options.
It is possible to leave the Land Train at any stopping point
(but not re-board) and walk back to the centre.
to wander at will and/or have a meal in the restaurant.
the Coach for the return trip to Verwood.
back in Verwood.
Holiday Inn Birmingham is set in 7 acres of landscaped grounds and
offers a very good standard of accommodation and facilities. All the
bedrooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite shower/bath, Colour TV,
hairdryer and complimentary tea & coffee.
Health & Fitness club offers a fully equipped gym, 15m swimming
pool, sauna and whirlpool. (extra charge may apply) The restaurant
offers a 3 course choice of menu dinner and a full English breakfast and
you can relax with a drink in the bar after a swim! No lift but low
in the price.
Guaranteed Seat (Seat Plan will be issued with final details).
Hotel - (Meal
plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast)
the Arboretum is FREE and wheelchairs are provided FREE for a donation
(Mobility Scooters are available for £5 or free if land-train option
- please note which if any options are required so that they can be
and pre-recorded commentary.
including in price.
for travellers with disabilities.
(Remember the site covers 150 acres with 300+ memorials.)
while the coach will have a toilet it will be a normal coach.
Holiday Inn there is no lift, but low level rooms are available
Arboretum use of the land-train has been included in the price.
possible to to reserve a buggy (for 4 people) instead of the
Scooters can be hired for £5. (limited number – pre booking
for a donation.
are also available