Located in the village of Danby, The Moors National Park Centre is at the very heart of the beautiful moorland of the North York Moors and is the perfect place to start any visit to the National Park.
Not only does the Centre boast one of only a handful of Timber Tangle climbing frames in the country, but a new indoor play area and climbing wall make it a great all year, all weather venue for families.
An interactive exhibition at the Centre includes a stunning audio visual experience and plenty of hands on interactives to help explain the natural history, archaeology and people of the moors. The Inspired by Gallery, framed by its beautiful untreated oak beams, has displays on the range of arts and crafts available within the National Park and also plays host to visiting contemporary artists on a regular basis.
There are accessible wildlife and riverside trails around the grounds and plenty of seating if you want to just sit and soak up the fantastic views across the Esk Valley. There is an Information Centre to help you plan what to see and do on your visit and a shop full of books, arts and crafts, children’s toys and outdoor clothing. A tasty café is also on site serving locally produced food and drink.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Tue 5 Nov 2013 - Tue 31 Dec 2013||Mon - Sun 10:30 to 16:00|
|Wed 1 Jan 2014 - Sun 16 Feb 2014||Sat - Sun 10:30 to 16:00|
|Mon 17 Feb 2014 - Mon 31 Mar 2014||Mon - Sun 10:30 to 16:00|
|Notes||Closed 26 December to 2 January
Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB
Map reference: NZ 716083 Lat: 54.46504 Long: -0.89685
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Danby station
Parking: £2.20 for two hours & £4 per day.
Yearly and weekly car park passes available