A stunningly tranquil venue for your next event.

Experience the tranquillity and inspiration of nature at Tortworth Forest Centre and Arboretum, the perfect off-grid eco-friendly event venue for community gatherings, corporate retreats and events. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of nature; nestled deep within the heart of lush woodlands, our ancient community arboretum venue offers a unique retreat for your next event.

We believe in the magic of disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnecting with nature. Our exclusive, secluded, woodland venue provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of events, from corporate retreats and team-building weekends to wellness eco-retreats, photoshoots, woodland weddings, celebrations, workshops, and reunions; or even just a simple place away from home to relax around the fire with friends or family. With no electricity or running water, Tortworth arboretum offers a true retreat into nature, allowing you to reconnect with the earth and one another.

Features & amenities

  • Exclusive 20-acre off-grid ancient woodland
    Immerse yourself in nature with our extensive 20-acre arboretum event venue, perfect for a serene retreat.
  • Unique almost wild camping experience
    Experience almost off-grid camping, ideal for a peaceful overnight stay amidst nature.
  • Handcrafted wooden roundhouse
    Enjoy our beautifully crafted wooden roundhouse, providing a cozy and rustic shelter perfect for dining together, toasting marshmallows, running workshops or other group activities.
  • Cozy fire pit with benches
    Gather around our fire pit with rustic fireside benches, ideal for cozy evenings under the stars.
  • Eco-friendly compost toilet
    Convenient and sustainable compost toilet equipped with a rainwater hand wash sink for an eco-friendly hygiene solution.
  • Scenic trails for nature enthusiasts
    Explore our woodland trails, perfect for leisurely walks, birdwatching, and reconnecting with nature.
  • Private event hosting
    Perfect for weddings, corporate retreats, and special celebrations, Tortworth offers exclusivity and tranquility

Searching for the perfect rustic, woodland wedding venue or a special celebration? See our dedicated Woodland Wedding page here.

Unplug, unwind, and reconnect with nature at Tortworth Forest Centre.

Just such a great place for our family to meet and enjoy the woodlands and no distractions from outside sources


2024 Hire rates

Exclusive hire from:
1st December – 1st March
Exclusive hire from:
2nd March – 30 November
Half day
(8.30am – 12:30pm or 1pm – 5pm)
Whole day
(8.30am – 5pm)
Weekday evening
(Monday – Thursday)
Whole day and evening£125£150
Mid-week campingFirst night – £100
Each subsequent night £100
First night – £200
Each subsequent night £150
Weekend camping£250£400

Please note:
– Booking start times: 8:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:30 PM.
– Booking end times: 12:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 10.30 PM
– Our regular groups meet on Tuesdays all year round, plus Wednesdays, and Thursdays during term time, with evening hire available only on these days (from 3.30pm, perfect for after school gatherings)
– Camping sessions run from until midday.
– Weekend camping is available from 1:00 PM on Friday to 5:00 PM on Sunday.
– Discounts are available when booking four or more sessions.

For more information or to organise a site visit please contact events@tortwortharboretum.org.

You’ll find details on our location and planning your visit here