Walsall Arboretum: A Visitor’s Guide
Walsall Arboretum was opened in 1874 and has become one the most popular places to visit in Walsall. It’s close proximity to the town centre makes it a favourite with visitors of all ages throughout the year.
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Popular with visitors from the Midlands and further afield, Walsall Arboretum attracts people looking for a quiet space to relax, or for one of the many events that take place throughout the year.
Visiting Walsall Arboretum
Set in 170 acres of glorious parkland, Walsall Arboretum offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, just half a mile from the town centre of Walsall.
The park is Grade II listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest, with many of the buildings in the park also boasting their own listed status.
Particularly popular with families, Walsall Arboretum boasts many seasonal activities to keep kids (and big kids!) entertained.
Activities At Walsall Arboretum
Walsall Arboretum offers many activities throughout the year, some which are available all year round, and others which are seasonal.
Visitors can take part in bowling, tennis and table tennis, as well as walking events and running events.
There is also a skate park, children’s play area and splash pad (open during school holidays).
The Lakes At Walsall Arboretum
Fishing is available all year round on Hatherton Lake (subject to relevant fishing season restrictions) and day permits are available to purchase on the bank. Seasonal permits are also available in some circumstances.
On the arboretum lake, visitors can hire a boat or a pedalo and take to the water to explore the far corners of the lake and identify the variety of birdlife on display.
Hotels Near Walsall Arboretum
Situated approximately 30 minutes away by car, The Westmead Hotel offers the ideal place to stay either before or after a day of enjoyment at Walsall Arboretum.
Walsall Arboretum Opening Hours
Walsall Arboretum is open year-round and can be visited 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In extreme circumstances, closures can occur, so we recommend checking the Walsall Council website before travelling.
Parking At Walsall Arboretum
Parking at Walsall Arboretum is free of charge, with multiple car parks available. The car parks are typically open from 8:15am, with closing times varying throughout the year. For up-to-date parking information, please check the Walsall Council website.