Overview & description

At 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including the national collections of Ash, Lime, Laburnum, Walnut and cotinus.

In spring, snowdrops, crocuses and thousands of naturalised daffodils lift the spirits, followed by carpets of bluebells and clouds of fragrant blossom. Summer sees a riot of colour and an abundance of wildlife. Through the autumn months, leaf colour changes set the woodland trails ablaze with dramatic effect. Many of the plants and trees seen in the Arboretum can be purchased in the Plant Centre, tempting the green-fingered to have a go at recreating some of the spectacular displays.

The Arboretum houses one of the largest Bird of Prey and Mammal centres in the North, offering fascinating flying demonstrations, and the chance to get to know some of the best-loved characters such as Colin the Turkmenian Eagle Owl, and Douglas, the hand-reared baby Meerkat.

The packed diary of events offers something for everyone, from Fairy Day and Circus Skills weekend, open-air tribute band concerts, to expert-led tours and walks. December is a particularly special time as families flock to visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland Grotto, and ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play for the fright-filled Halloween Trail in October.

The licensed tearoom serves a delicious range of locally produced seasonal lunches, and a mouth-watering selection of cakes and sweet treats. Kids have their own dedicated menu, perfect for re-fuelling after running wild and free in the adventure play area.

Explore acres of stunning woodland, run wild and free in our adventure play area or meet exotic birds and animals, no two visits to Thorp Perrow Arboretum are the same!

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Type Price
Adult £9.95
Concession £9.10
Child (4 years -16 years) £6.40
Child (under 4 years) £0.00
Essential Carer £0.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Child) £30.95
Family (2 Adults & 3 Child) £36.95
Schools & Groups 10+ (Must be pre-booked) £4.90 to £8.50pp
Season Ticket - Adult £32.95
Season Ticket - Child £18.50

Facilities available at Thorp Perrow Arboretum

  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor
  • Card Payment
  • Annual Pass

Current Offers

Half-Term Offer at Thorp Perrow

Keep the kids entertained this half-term with a fun family day out at Thorp Perrow. We've got a great offer running from 16th Feb to 3rd March where KIDS EAT FREE!

For every adult lunch from the menu, we'll give you a kids lunchbox meal, absolutely free*

So that's lunch sorted, what else is there to do? We've got something for everyone:
There are 100 acres of Arboretum to explore; fascinating flying displays in the Bird of Prey Centre; wallabies to stroke; meerkats to feed; Snowdrop trail to follow; and the adventure playground to swing, clamber and slide round. Wrap up warm, pull on the wellies and come and run off some energy!

Terms & Conditions

>1 kids lunchbox free with an adult meal from the menu.
>Minimum spend to qualify for free lunchbox is £5 per adult.
>Lunchboxes contain: 1/2 round of sandwiches on white or brown bread. Choose from Cheese, Ham, Egg Mayo or Tuna Mayo; a packet of crisps; a chocolate treat; a carton of juice; a kids activity. For a healthier alternative, swap crisps or chocolate for a yogurt, fresh fruit, or items from the children’s basket.
>Lunch is served from 11.30am to 3pm every day

Valid from 16/02/2019 to 03/03/2019

* Bookings and offers are provided by a third party with no affiliation with Welcome to Yorkshire


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