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Children learning about a river habitatChildren learning about a river habitat

These activities are led by experienced staff from the National Park Education Service and are based at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby.  Activities last from an hour up to a full day and the maximum capacity is usually 60 children depending on the children's age, the number of accompanying adults and the activities.

See also costs and booking,  pre-visit information and resources.  

Outdoor activities

Gruffalo Adventure (pdf)  Children follow an activity trail around Crow Wood learning about woodland wildlife plus either creating natural art or developing new story characters, indoors and outdoors.   

Treasure Hunt(pdf)  Practical map skills indoors and outdoors based on this Percy the Park Keeper story.

One Snowy Night (pdf) A wildlife themed activity trail based on Nick Butterworth's popular Percy the Park Keeper story - available only on selected dates in November and December.    

Woodland Adventure (pdf) A range of sensory activities and games relating to the woodland habitat.

Countryside Adventure (pdf) A short walk through woodland and fields to a stream habitat and back.

Food and Farming Walk (pdf) A walk through farmland learning about how land is used to produce food.

What is Sculpture? (pdf) A tour of sculptures in the centre grounds followed by group work to create artwork using natural materials. 

Nocturnal Animals (pdf) A range of sensory games and activities indoors and outdoors to learn how nocturnal animals live.

Indoor activities

Seasons in the Park (pdf) A look at wildlife through the seasons using pictures and an opportunity to handle animals and birds from our stuffed animal collection.  

Woolly Weaving (pdf) A demonstration of traditional weaving techniques and a hands on craft activity.

Mask Making (pdf)  Using a selection of templates children cut, stick and decorate to create their own animal mask to take away. 

Open Spaces, Secret Places Exhibition (pdf) An opportunity to explore the exhibition with optional quiz sheets for children.

Please note that some of these activities are shorter than our standard sessions. In some cases when two or more short activities are combined we may be able to charge a discounted rate.

Resources for KS 1 teachers

Use our resources to prepare children for their visit and to extend learning.

If you can't see anything suitable here...

We're happy to adapt activities whenever possible to link to your objectives or to cater for any special needs of your children.

Contact us

Email or call 01439 772700