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The Yorkshire Arboretum is now open daily from 10am-4pm. There is a takeaway café service available from Friday 2nd April.

From March 29th, the arboretum began welcoming visitors from further afield. This tied in with the easing of lockdown as travel restrictions and groups could begin meeting outdoors.

The arboretum continues to offer spacious, safe days out for all the family

The arboretum is the perfect place to escape to and experience natural beauty. Good Friday also sees the reopening of its popular café. The cafe offers takeaway drinks and a selection of homemade cakes, with a range of sandwiches added to the menu from April 12th. Hand sanitiser stations are in place at the entrance to the Visitor Centre and at the café counter.

Arboretum Director Dr John Grimshaw said:

“We know how much the Arboretum Café is valued and enjoyed by so many people, and it gives us great pleasure to see it open again. The arboretum is looking spectacular as we move into spring, with cherry blossom – in particular Prunus ‘Tiltstone Hellfire’ – and rhododendrons beginning to appear, and many trees in the collection beginning to wake up after the long winter. Our vast lawns are perfect for enjoying a takeaway coffee or for families looking for somewhere to spend the Easter break. There’s something to inspire everyone here – and plenty of space to explore.”

The Arboretum Café is open 10am-4pm throughout Easter weekend, then every Thursday-Monday thereafter.

Fruit cake at the Arboretum
The Yorkshire Arboretum is now open daily
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Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY, UK
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