Opening Times & Prices

Moody Lake

How to Find Us

No access to Arboretum from Firby Road (past Bedale Leisure Centre), use satnav 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.

Opening Times & Prices


Christmas Holidays:
New Year’s Day: 10am to 4pm. Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre closed
27th December to 7th January: 10am to 4pm. Flying displays: 11.30am and 1.30pm

Please note – Tearoom closed for renovations 8th to 12th January. Arboretum open as normal.
Weekdays: 10am to 3pm. Flying display: 1.30pm
Weekends: 10am to 4pm. Flying display: 1.30pm

From February 10th onwards: 10am to 5pm. Flying displays at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

To download a map of the Arboretum, please click here


Admission prices include both the Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre 

Adults £9.40
Concession* £8.40
Child (4-16) £5.80
Family (2 + 2) £28.40
Family (2 + 3) £34.20

* Retired 60+, Disabled, Students, Forces, NHS.

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.

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. Cards marked with an asterix on the rear are still valid on non-event days through December as per handbook.

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.

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Bog Garden

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