We have all heard of a mushroom, but how much do we know about the wonderful wild mushrooms found in our forests?
Simply collect your free fungi discovery trail map from the Welcome Building, when you arrive and set off on a family fungi hunt this half term.
You can also take part in free hands-on indoor fungi craft activities combined in the Great Oak Hall, making fungi origami and painting little clay mushrooms to take home.
Family fun, ideal for children aged 4 -12 years.
Free after paying admission to the arboretum.
Note: No need to book this free event, but pre-booking to visit the arboretum is required during this month.
Dogs are not allowed in the Old Arboretum. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for walking and crafting.
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From M4 (approx 20 mins)
Exit Motorway at Junction 18
Take the A46 north towards Stroud
After a few miles turn right onto the A433 (signed Cirencester). Continue on this road for approx three miles and the arboretum is on your left.
From M5 (approx 20 mins)
Exit at Junction 13 onto the A419 (towards Stroud) Take the A46 (towards Bath)
After going though Nailsworth, you come to traffic lights at the cross-roads
Turn left onto A4135 to Tetbury
In Tetbury, turn right on the A433
Continue on this road, passing through Doughton, for approx three miles. The arboretum is on your right.
Public Transport Directions
Bus routes and times
You can reach us by bus on Mondays to Saturdays. For full details of bus routes and times visit our Good Journey page.
From Stroud Bus 69 runs to Westonbirt several times a day, allowing for a 3 or 6 hour visit.
From Bath take Bus 620, which continues as bus 69 from Old Sodbury to Westonbirt (stay on the same bus).
From Bristol take Bus Y1 or Bus Y5 to Yate Shopping Centre to connect with bus 620/69.
You can take the train to Stroud or Bath, from where there are bus connections to Westonbirt. See our Good Journey page.
Kemble and Yate Stations are slightly closer to Westonbirt. It's a 20-minute taxi ride from either. For train times and taxi numbers see our Good Journey page