Visiting Winkworth: what you need to know

A yellow tulip tree

Everything you need to know about your visit to Winkworth

Autumn boathouse at Winkworth

Autumn 2021: booking required

From 27th September – 21st November booking is recommended for all entry to the Arboretum, both for members and non members, especially at weekends and during October half-term. This is to manage visitor numbers and make everyone’s visit more enjoyable. Tickets go on sale on our website on Thursday 16 September.

When you arrive

When you arrive at Winkworth, you'll be greeted by our welcome team at our kiosk. National Trust members will also need to show their membership card

You're welcome to stay for as long as you wish, up until 5pm when the Arboretum closes. 

Staying safe

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our top priority. Thank you for showing others kindness and respect as we move forward into this next phase together. Please follow signage on site.

Autumn colour

The best time to see the arboretum's autumn colour is from mid October to mid November. Keep an eye on our social media pages for regular updates in the run up to the peak season. If you're looking for a quieter visit, weekdays are best. 



Our toilets are open as usual and are being cleaned regularly. Additional portaloos are on site during the busy Autumn Colour period.

Play areas

Our play areas have now reopened! Older children will love clambering over the Tree Adventure, while younger children can enjoy the Natural Play Area. 


Our tea-room has now reopened and is serving takeaway hot and cold drinks, lunches and icecreams, with outdoor seating available.


The grounds are partly accessible with steep slopes throughout. There's an Access of All trail around the top of the arboretum, avoiding slopes. It has a camber in places and isn’t smoothly paved. It’s hard surfaced with hoggin, a mixture of sand, clay and stone which can become wet and slippery when the weather is bad.

Read our full accessbilitiy statement here