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Want to improve your outdoor skills or to try something new? With plenty of experts on hand, and loads of accommodation suitable for groups, the North York Moors is a fantastic place for a group getaway, team building trip or organised holiday activities for the kids.

These activity providers offer a mix of half or full day courses, events and activities. Booking is essential.

Carlton Outdoor Education Centre

Archery, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, hill walking, mountaineering, problem solving courses, environmental field studies, high ropes, bushcraft.

Carlton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough, TS9 7BD
T: 01642 712229

Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre

Canoeing, abseiling, caving, gorge walking, mountain biking, bouldering, challenge course, highropes, raft building, archery, climbing wall.

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, YO7 4NJ
T: 01845 522145

Dalby Activity Centre

Based in the heart of Dalby Forest, provides activity days for groups (from birthday parties and stag/hen do's) to school and corporate entertainment events, paintballing, archery, tree climbing, low ropes course and orienteering.

Dalby Forest, nr Thornton le Dale YO18 7LT
T: 01751 460590

East Barnby

Part of the North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service, East Barnby focuses on hosting school's during term-time but during school holidays runs holiday adventures for families in partnership with the National Trust and the North York Moors National Park. Depending on the season and weather, you'll get to try one or two activities each day, from canoeing down the Esk, sea kayaking, sailing, surfing, mountain biking, climbing, bushcraft to geocaching and orienteering. See our Events listings for the latest dates. 

East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre, East Barnby, Whitby YO21 3SA
T: 01947 893333

Large Outdoors

Team building exercises, basic navigation courses, activities, events, short walking breaks and guided day walks.

58 Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LW
T: 01653 740400

Lost Earth Adventures

Rock climbing guiding and instruction for individuals and groups at Scugdale. Guided mountain biking from Dalby and Swainby in the North York Moors.

72 Gladstone Street, York YO24 4NG
T: 01904 500094

Mark Barker Bushcraft

Introduction to bushcraft courses in a woodland setting, on the edge of the North York Moors. Half days, full days or overnight stays in a Native American style tipi.

Cropton YO18 8ER
T: 01751 417123

Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre

Rock climbing, canoeing, zip lining, abseiling, orienteering, kayaking, high rope, gorge scrambling, caving, sea kayaking, hill walking, raft building.

Cropton, Pickering, YO18 8EX
T: 01751 417112

The Bushcraft Family

Bushcraft, woodland walks, foraging, woodland cooking, shelter-building and survival courses, for children and families.

Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6EJ
T: 07809 716423 

The Wild Woodsmen

Bushcraft school, wilderness skills and survival training, navigation, foraging, tracking skills, Tribal Challenge bushcraft course and Adventure Treks.

Tangle Wood, near Cloughton

Trailblazer Wildcraft

Run by the team behind Trailblazers Outdoors, introduction to bushcraft, foraging, family wildcraft, fire craft, shelter building, tracking, wildcraft geocaching, all in the heart of Dalby Forest. 

Dalby Visitors Centre, Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Pickering, YO18 7LT
T: 07540 723075

Valley Adventures

For youth groups, families and corporate team building days. Archery, surfing, bridge building, bushcraft, coastal discovery, orienteering, obstacle and adventure courses, problem solving, scavenger hunt.

The Woodlands Centre, Saltburn by the Sea, TS12 1GG
T: 07837 065118

Wild Country Walkabouts

Low impact, outdoor activities, including bushcraft and archery, group activities and challenges, wildlife awareness days, birthday parties and progress towards the John Muir Award.

Rosedale, North Yorkshire
T: 01751 417950

Yorkshire Outdoors

Team building activities from 4x4 off-roading and quad biking to clay pigeon shooting, Segway riding and more.

Felixkirk, Nr Thirsk YO7 2DP
T: 01845 537766

Zenith Leisure

Mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, land yachting, abseiling, navigation and more. Corporate activity days and activity adventures for kids offered in school holidays.

Unit 35, Terry Dickens Industrial Estate, Station Road, Stokesley TS9 7AE
T: 07971 463570