In the years since the first tree was planted at the National Memorial Arboretum, the former quarry has transformed into a forested oasis. Inspiring and life-affirming, the Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and home to more than 300 memorials for the UK’s military and civilian services and associations. There are specimen and native trees in both the formal gardens and burgeoning woodlands, so there’s lots to see and explore in the free-to-enter site.
Along with a varied programme of daily walks, talks and tours, this summer the Arboretum will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a series of events and activities from 31 July to 10 November. The programme, 1917: Empire at War, will not only remember the battle, but will also focus on the social changes that occurred during the First World War on the home front. Activities will include a service of Remembrance on 31 July, Empire at War and Women at War guided walks, a replica above-ground trench to explore, an art project that visitors are encouraged to contribute to, and the Home Front Proms on 5 August.
If you would like the opportunity to explore the Arboretum on a VIP buggy tour with one of the site’s knowledgeable guides, simply answer this question and enter your details below.
DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE COMPETITION ENTRY SYSTEM THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED. THE NEW CLOSING DATE IS 23.59 BST 18 AUGUST 2017
Terms & Conditions:
This prize must be booked and taken by the 10 November 2017. Dates are subject to availability. The prize includes a complimentary V.I.P buggy tour at the National Memorial Arboretum with personal guide for up to two people along with a two-course lunch, free entry for two into the Arboretum’s Landscapes of Life exhibition and an Arboretum goody bag. The prize is advertised and cannot be substituted for any activity or for a cash alternative. No additional activities can be added to the prize; it must be taken in its standard format. The winner will be selected at random no later than 25 Aug, and will be informed by 1 September. In an instance where the first prize winner is uncontactable, the prize will be awarded to the first place runner up by by the 8 September. Transport to and from the Arboretum is not included with this prize.
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