Visiting Winkworth: what you need to know

Badgers Bowl, Winkworth

We look forward to welcoming you to Winkworth. No booking is required. Here's some helpful information about what to expect on your visit.

When you arrive 

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

You're welcome to stay for as long as you wish, up until 5pm (4pm during the winter season) when the Arboretum closes. Last entry is at 4pm (3pm during the witner season).

Bringing your dog 

Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome anywhere in the arboretum. Dogs are also welcome in the large seating area outside the tea-room, where we offer a bowl of water so they can enjoy a relaxing drink too. 



There are toilets by the visitor entrance at Winkworth.  

Play areas 

Older children will love clambering over the Tree Adventure, while younger children can enjoy the Natural Play Area.  


Our tea-room is open every day, serving hot and cold drinks, lunches and sweet treats, with indoor and outdoor seating available. 


The grounds are partly accessible with steep slopes throughout. There's an 'Access for 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