Come and take a stroll in the Arboretum, watch your children let off
steam in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful Bird of Prey
displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre. We have a
lot to offer the whole family - keep your eyes peeled for our fun
seasonal trails, family event days, open-air concerts, workshops,
lunches, and guided tours.
Thorp Perrow is the home of one of the UK's finest collections of trees, including five National Plant Collections, and a leading centre for raptor conservation.
As the days get warmer and the Arboretum bursts into colour from
the thousands of flowers that come into bloom, embrace the
arrival of Spring with this lively and informative tour followed
by Afternoon Tea in the house.
Join Faith Douglas, Curator as she shares her passion for the season on a walk and talk around the Arboretum.
Faith will show you the best of the Blossom & Bluebell collection and share some fascinating facts and care tips along the way. Afterwards, you will be welcomed into Thorp Perrow Hall for a traditional afternoon tea with a glass of champagne, all served in the dining room overlooking the beautiful grounds.
All attendees will be given a Spring Flower posy to display in their home.
Join us and our two beekeeping experts, for an introduction to
keeping honeybees, held over two days in the beautiful Summer
House at Thorp Perrow.
The practical sessions will include opening a hive of honeybees, handling of honeybees, learn to recognise workers, drones and the Queen, building frames, and using beekeeping tools.
A number of topics will be discussed including the natural history of bees, history of beekeeping, types of hive in use today, beekeeping equipment, beehive management, colony management throughout the year and the beekeeping community.
A night to remember.........
Join us for a series of relaxing candlelit Yoga and Breathwork evenings in the beautiful Summer House overlooking the private garden of Thorp Perrow. This promises to be a real treat to relax the mind and body.
This workshop will be held by candlelight and focuses on setting time out for yourself, pressing pause and enjoying a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and breathwork, restorative postures and guided relaxation to finish.
Our Yoga & Wellness retreat days will be held throughout the
year in the beautiful Summer House overlooking Thorp Perrow's
private garden and lake.
Enjoy seasonal juices, tea and coffees upon arrival before preparing for a morning of Yoga and guided meditation, led by Kelly (Yorkshire Yogi). A nutritious two course lunch will start the afternoon off, before you head into the Arboretum for Forest bathing and a guided mindfulness walk around the gardens with Thorp Perrow's Curator, Faith. Return to the Summer House for guided relaxation and an introduction to breathwork.
Spend a day immersed in nature with Paul Holden-Ridgway, for an educational and hands-on workshop where you will gain an insight into the edible & medicinal delights of the British hedgerow and woodlands.
No access to Arboretum from Firby Road (past Bedale Leisure Centre),
use sat nav postcode DL8 2PS.
From Bedale: follow signposts towards Masham (B6268), ignore signs for Thorp Perrow along Firby Road (also signposted Leisure Centre), and continue for approx 1 mile. Turn left following signs for Snape and the entrance to the Arboretum is approx 1/4 mile on the left.
Pre book your tickets online to get the best price.
Booking online is subject to a booking fee charge from our service provider, but we have discounted our online tickets to ensure you no worse off if you book online - and in fact in most cases you are better off pre-booking.
Tickets can be purchased on the gate, but are subject to capacity and we strongly advise you pre book prior to your visit
|Ticket Type||Online||On the Door|
|2 + 2||£41.50||£43.50|
|2 + 3||£49.65||£51.65|
|Group Adult (pre-booked groups of 10+ visitors)||Not Available||£10.60|
|Group Child (pre-booked groups of 10+ visitors)||Not Available||£6.80|
|Adult Season Ticket||£44.60||£44.60|
|Child Season Ticket||£25.90||£25.90|
Please contact the office for further information on group and
school bookings, venue hire or birthday parties, 01677 425 323.
Season tickets are valid for a year from the date of purchase and offer fantastic value for money! Please ask us about upgrading during your visit.
Daily: 10:00 - 16:00
Bird of Prey Display Times
Meet the Owls: 11:30 Bird of Prey Flying Display: 13:30 Bird of Prey
Flying Display: 15:30
A host of magical creatures have created their very own trail within the Arboretum - a maze of doorways, hidden spaces and enchanting scenes. Come and join us this half term, can you find all of the fairy names?
Standard Entry Applies. Trail sheet can be purchased on the day at an additional cost of £2.50 which includes a prize for all our fantastic little explorers!
We are delighted to be welcoming back our friends, the ABBA Tribute
Band 'Sensation' to party under the stars this summer! Be
transported back to the golden days of the iconic Swedish
super-group with a faithful reproduction of the sound, costumes,
choreography and musicianship.
Also, in the line-up, The UK's most authentic live tribute to the music of Freddie Mercury and QUEEN - Flash! Hit after hit, anthem after anthem, the group will power out the greatest songs of QUEEN. Performed in authentic costumes and with replica equipment the show really is as close as it gets.
Book now to avoid disappointment!
Thorp Perrow welcomes dogs, providing they are kept on a lead at all
Dogs are not permitted inside the Tearoom (but can join you in the outdoor seating areas), the children's play area, or the Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre. Please use the areas provided to secure your furry friend whilst you visit these facilities.
Please contact our tearoom to pre-book and hire our
mobility scooter - 01677 427 203.
Season Tickets make great gifts for that special occasion. Lasting a full year from the date of purchase, allowing all year round access to the Arboretum and bird of prey & mammal centre. Purchase online, by telephone - 01677 425 323, or in person at our tearoom.