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.
Join us on this truly unique experience where we will introduce
the healing benefits of earthing or otherwise known as
barefooting - after a guided meditation session to increase
mindfulness, you will be encouraged to have fun and try new
things like mud muckling, stepping on stones, feeling roots and
moss, all in your bare feet.
We'll explore the sensation of cold/hot/warm and immerse ourselves in nature which can help trigger the production of the happy hormone, serotine to stimulate your mood.
Simply put, grounding involves heading outside barefoot and letting your skin connect with the earth beneath you. Whether you wriggle your toes in soft sand or take a stroll across a field barefoot, it enables you to reconnect with Mother Nature in the simplest way.
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.
If you have a passion for photographing birds, or if you are
looking to develop your skills what could be better than
spending time assisted by an experienced falconer, amongst the
beautiful surroundings of Thorp Perrow Arboretum.
This is your opportunity to spend time capturing some of your favourite birds of prey, whether you would like them static in the natural surroundings of our beautiful Arboretum or demonstrating their incredible flying talents. Your dedicated falconer will be there to help place the birds and allow you to achieve the shots you are looking for. With our collection including many of the native and visiting species that can be found in the British Isles, along with a few additional popular characters we are able to offer you a varied and different set of subjects within your experience with us in a variety of backdrops.
This ticket includes access to the Arboretum and lunch in the Tearoom.
Numbers are strictly limited.
Join us on our ever popular fungi workshops with the mycological
maestro, Dr Keith Thomas.
Dr Keith has a doctorate in microbiology and has worked with us on many other popular workshops. He has a fountain of knowledge and will show you around the Arboretum introducing you to the world of Fungi.
You will join in an identification and microscopy session followed by a lovely lunch.
Through the Autumn months the Arboretum's collections of Acer,
Cotinus and Liquidambar trees offer visitors a breath-taking
spectacle. Embrace the arrival of this stunning Season with a
lively and informative tour, followed by Afternoon Tea in the
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 our National Collections 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.
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
Keep the little ones entertained this summer with our Nature Trail which will be running over the holidays. With wide, open spaces, flowers and trees all around, this walk is a fun and educational way to connect nature with the family.
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.