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.
Celebrate Valentine's Day by decorating a heart-shaped wreath in our winter workshop.
Inspired by love of nature, join us to create a beautiful seasonal addition to your home using natural materials - perfect for displaying indoors, on your front door or for gifting to someone special.
The workshop will be led by our curator, Faith Douglas, and will take place in the beautiful Summer House, located in the garden of Thorp Perrow overlooking the lake.
A deliciously light lunch is included in the workshop price.
All equipment is provided but you might like to bring gardening gloves.
Join us for this hands on, educational workshop where you will learn how to propagate, plant, and identify
different varieties of Snowdrop (Galanthus).
Led by Thorp Perrow's Curator Faith Douglas, this illustrated talk and practical demonstration will cover the fundamentals, and will include the chance to assist with the management of the collection in the arboretum, pot some bulbs on and take the results home for further nurturing.
The workshop will take place both outdoors and in the summer house, so sturdy footwear, warm clothing and gardening gloves are a must!
Join us for this hands-on educational workshop where you will learn all about early Spring Pruning with
Thorp Perrows Curator, Faith.
This illustrated talk and practical demonstration will start in the morning where you will cover the fundamentals of what, when, where and how to prune. After lunch you will be putting your new found skills to practice in the Arboretum.
The workshop will take place both outdoors and in the Summer House, so sturdy footwear and gardening gloves are a must!
We believe that wreaths are for every season and this workshop is a wonderful way to create a beautiful,
nature-inspired door wreath to welcome family and friends to your home at Easter, and to celebrate the
joys of Springtime.
The morning workshop will be led by our Curator Faith Douglas which will take place in the beautiful Summer House located in the garden of Thorp Perrow.
A light lunch will be provided. All equipment is provided but you may like to bring gardening gloves.
Come and join Paul Holden Ridgway in this introduction to bushcraft and wilderness skills! From shelters
and fire lighting to navigation and plant identification, this course is designed for the beginner and
promises to be both educational and fun. Lunch and refreshments are included, sturdy footwear and
appropriate outdoor clothing required.
Please note this is an adults only workshop.
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.
Occasionally we do need to close the Arboretum at short notice due to weather warnings. Please check our social media for updates before you travel.
Daily: 10:00 - 16:00
Bird of Prey Display Times
Bird of Prey Flying Display: 13:30
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.