Opening Times & Prices

Moody Lake

Your Visit

Pre-booking is currently necessary, please visit the ‘Book Now’ link at the top of the page.

Admission Prices

Adults £12.05
Concession* £10.95
Child (4-16) £7.70
Family (2 + 2) £37.60
Family (2 + 3) £45.10

* Retired 60+, Disabled, Students, Forces, NHS, Blue Light Card

Essential carers and children under 4 years are admitted free of charge.

If you’ve had a great day and would like to upgrade your day ticket to a great-value Season Ticket, please speak to a member of staff before you leave.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm Daily

Bird of Prey Displays

The Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre is now open, with three bird displays daily.

11.30 – Meet the Owls    1.30pm  –  Bird of Prey Flying Display    3.30  –  Bird of Prey Flying Display

Wallaby Wood remains closed due to Covid restrictions, we hope to be able to re-open the walk in June.


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.

Dogs at Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow welcomes dogs, providing they are kept on a lead at all times.

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 while you visit these facilities.

Affiliate Discount Cards

Thorp Perrow accepts a range of affiliate member cards. Please see here for terms and conditions.

Please note: From January 2018 Thorp Perrow Arboretum will no longer be a RHS Partner Garden, therefore RHS Member cards will not be valid at any time.

Enhance your visit

To get more from your visit to Thorp Perrow, why not collect one of our trail booklets or activity packs?

The popular ‘Tree Trail’ booklet guides you to the biggest, best and weirdest of our tree collection on two walks around the Arboretum or have a go at the family fun activities in our ‘Walk in the Woods’ pack – perfect to help the family reconnect and enjoy some time outdoors together.

These and many other trails, guides and booklets are available from the Tearoom alongside our catalogue (tree list) and a range of beautiful greetings cards and postcards.

Photography Policy

Photographs of the Arboretum can be taken and reproduced for personal use only. Photographs to be reproduced, used or published for commercial gain or profit can only be used with prior written consent. A charge may be made, cases will be considered on an individual basis.

Please contact the Arboretum office for further information or to discuss gaining the relevant permission.

Arboretum Tours

Thorp Perrow Arboretum operate a strict ‘no tour’ policy for outside tour providers. Outside tour companies are not permitted to bring individuals or groups into the Arboretum for commercial profit or gain.

Individual and Group tours of the Arboretum can be arranged with our Curator Faith, please contact the Arboretum office for further information.

Arboretum Office   Telephone: 01677 425323   Email:

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Bog Garden

Photo credits – Moody Lake:, Watersteps: Marcus Harpur, Bog Garden: Megan Grimston