Take your event into the woods at Tortworth Forest Centre

Are you looking for a beautiful, idyllic, and spacious venue for your event this summer? Our tranquil ancient arboretum is available to hire today!

Whether you are planning a corporate away day, yoga retreat, celebration or a camping expedition Tortworth Forest Centre is the perfect location to create an unforgettable event. You and your guests can run wild over 20 acres of woodland and cook up a storm for a woodland banquet before cosying up around a campfire to watch the stars, all just 12 miles outside Bristol.

We offer:

  • 20 acres of private woodland to explore – home to more than 600 trees, including many exotic species, and 50 champions!
  • A beautiful clearing accessed via a private road
  • A timber event circle and fire pit under a living roof
  • An outdoor banquet table which comfortably seats 12
  • Tree maps with suggested walks and highlights for you and your guests to explore and discover
  • A compost toilet with a rainwater handwash sink. (Or we can help you hire facilities if you prefer)
  • Three friendly resident goats who will be waiting to greet you and your guests
  • Additional support and event activities, including guided walks, forest school, woodland crafts, bushcraft and nature connection available for an additional fee

Hire rates

(Discounts available for repeat/regular hire. Contact us for more information) 

One-off, private, day eventsCharity/non-profit rate
Hourly hire – daytime
(minimum £100)
£25£22
Hourly hire – evenings
(minimum £60)
£20£18
Overnight camping
(Exclusive hire from 6pm-9am*)
£200£150
Camping is included for up to 10 people when booking a day hire of 8 hours or more.
*Camping departure time subject to change and dependant on availability. Maximum event numbers apply.

For more information or to organise a site visit please contact Katy Radel katy@tortwortharboretum.org.

Details on our location and planning your visit

Please note:

  • Maximum 30 guests per event (considered on a case by case basis)
  • A £50 security deposit is required at the point of booking, refundable following a post-event site inspection
  • There is no drinking water available on site
  • Firewood is purchasable at an additional cost
  • Guests are required to take all rubbish and recycling away with them
  • Parking is on a single track lane, limited to 14 cars without parking stewards, or 18 with additional staff
  • You will need to provide evidence of insurance and risk assessments where appropriate
  • We do not permit paintballing, mountain biking, amplified sound, or music events
  • If visiting the arboretum is deemed too risky due to high winds or gusts, entry will not be permitted and all deposits and fees will be refunded in full