Autumn brings with it a riot of leaf colour ranging from deep butter yellow through to orange, reds and crimsons as well as an abundance of berries. It’s a natural fireworks spectacular throughout the autumn months.
Autumn leaf colour develops at the end of the annual growth cycle, prior to leaf fall. The colour is good when plentiful sunshine is followed by an early frost.
Hundreds of trees put on an autumn display that is perhaps the most spectacular in the area. The Acers will go from bright yellow to vibrant oranges and reds. Scarlet Oaks will, as their name suggests fill the woods with sweeps of vibrant red, even Magnolia with its bright red seed pods will add to the spectacle.
We are open every day in October so our visitors can take full advantage of this wonderful season.
27th – 31st October Torch lit Pumpkin Walk, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE – TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR 27TH, 28TH & 29TH. 2 NEW DATES ADDED – 30TH & 31ST OCT
Get dressed up this Halloween weekend and come down to Bodenham Arboretum for the Torch lit Pumpkin Walk. Follow the pumpkins around the Big Pool and look for those with letters carved into them to unscramble to make the Halloween word. Join in the fun and get involved in apple bobbing, spooky story telling, toasting marshmallows, Halloween crafts and bring your very own carved pumpkin so it can be judged for your chance to win a prize.
Homemade pumpkin soup and jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings will be served throughout the evenings for you to purchase along with refreshments.
Tickets only – purchase online at –
6th and 20th November Pencil and Watercolour Workshop
Come down to Bodenham Arboretum and unleash your inner artist with the help of local artist Daphne Millington. Learn new skills using pencils and watercolours to create your very own masterpiece. The day also includes morning tea or coffee with cake, The Bodenham Carvery and a delicious homemade dessert and finish the day off with the Bodenham afternoon cream tea.
10am – 4pm
£29.50 per person with a non refundable £5 deposit to be paid per person to secure your place. Please note spaces are limited.
13th November Djembe Drums Workshop
Experience the energy of the traditional West African drumming and the joy of community music making. The day is pitched for beginners and improvers to learn how to play Djembe and Bass Drums. Drums will be Provided.
10am – 4pm
£30.00 per person including morning tea or coffee, a Ploughman’s Lunch and an afternoon cream tea.
Sat 25th November – Mon 1st January Nativity Trail
Something for all the family. Follow the stars and answer the Christmas questions as you go before reaching the LIVE Nativity Scene in the barn buildings; you may even be lucky enough to see an new born baby donkey.
Once all the questions are answered bring it back to the Visitor Centre and post it in the letter box so that it can be scored to see if you win the prize. The winners will be announced at the end of the Christmas Season.
Nativity Trail included in normal admission into the grounds.
1st – 26th December (excluding 24th & 25th) Christmas Lunches
From the 1st of December Bodenham will be serving Christmas Lunches until Boxing Day. Begin with a starter and choose from Traditional Prawn Cocktail, Pâté of the Day, Sinful Mushrooms, Waldorf Salad or Homemade Vegetable Soup. For the main event the Bodenham Christmas Carvery with ALL the trimmings. Finish off with a homemade dessert of your choice from the menu and a cup of tea or coffee with chocolate mints.
7th, 14th, and 21st December Christmas Evenings
Every Thursday in December, before Christmas Day, we open late for Christmas Evening Meals. On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of complimentary mulled wine. Once seated start your meal with on of the Homemade Bodenham Starters choosing from Traditional Prawn Cocktail, Pâté of the Day, Sinful Mushrooms, Waldorf Salad, Homemade Vegetable Soup or Smoked Salmon. For the main event the Bodenham Christmas Carvery with ALL the trimmings. After your mains choose one of our Homemade desserts. Finish off your meal with a cup of tea or coffee, chocolate mints and petits fours.
Sat 16th December, Carols by Candlelight
Ticket ONLY event! Numbers are limited.
Come down to Bodenham this evening and enjoy singing along to traditional Christmas Carols in the farmyard surrounded by the Nativity Scene. Food being served before and after the service in the Visitor Centre.
5pm – 7:30pm
£3.00pp or £12.00 for a family (2 adults and upto 4 children).
To include a Mince Pie and a glass of Mulled Wine
Tickets go on sale soon!
8th October Droitwich Model Boat Club
Enjoy watching hand crafted model boats sail on the Big Pool. Here from 11am until 5pm you can ask the sailors questions and have a good look at some of their boats. The club regularly sails at Worcester County Hall and Top Barn Farm but they always come down to Bodenham twice a year for you to share the experience.