National Memorial Arboretum - Sun 28th July 2024

From GBP £99.00
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Product code: PT07PD

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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities and is set in the pleasant Staffordshire countryside between Litchfield and Burton-upon-Trent. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of trees, many of which have a relevance to the memorials around them. Planting started in 1997 and there are already over 50,000 trees planted over the 150 acre site. Conceived as a living tribute to the war time generations of the 20th Century, the Arboretum is a reminder for future generations to enjoy. But it is not only the service of soldiers that is recognised as there are numerous gardens acknowledging the sacrifice of the civil services and many more. Many people have commented that a visit to the Arboretum is both reflective and hugely uplifting. We hope that you can join us. 

Departing your local pick-up point approximately 8.15/9.30am, we shall have an extended lunch stop at Stratford upon Avon before continuing on to the hotel. Arriving late afternoon with time to relax and maybe take a swim before dinner. 

After breakfast we make the short trip to the National Memorial Arboretum where we shall stay until 3.30pm. There is no admission charge but donations will be gratefully accepted. Lunch can be taken in the Arbour Restaurant. Returning back to the local area around 7.30pm with comfort stop on route.

Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Junction 7

Returning to a hotel we have been using for many years - good quality accommodation, service, food - and outstanding value! 

The Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Junction 7 is just off the motorway but set in 7 acres of landscaped grounds so a surprisingly a quiet location. Easy, level access to the bright and airy reception lobby with staff on hand to help during your stay. There is a good size lounge bar with comfortable seating and televisions and you can also order a snack here if necessary. If the weather is kind there is also outside tables and seating. Dinner in the evening is served in the modern restaurant - 3 courses with choice of menu - classic British menu. The breakfast at the hotel is excellent - a wide choice of hot and cold drinks, cereals, pastries and a full range of hot items for a full English.   

All the bedrooms are smart and nicely finished with comfortable mattresses and a choice of pillows! The well equipped modern bathrooms are mostly shower over bath - some walk in showers available - please check when booking. Facilities include large televisions, hairdryer, complimentary tea & coffee - even an ironing board if required!

The hotel Health & Fitness club is excellent and offers a fully equipped gym, 15m swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool. (extra charge may apply) No lift at the hotel but plenty of bedrooms on the same level as the facilities - please specify when booking if required.