The Moors National Park Centre
The Moors National Park Centre is our flagship visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. From the doorstep, you can see pretty much everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet.
Entry to the Centre is absolutely FREE.
Watch Ceri, Heather, Florrie and Toby show you around
There are loads of fun and fascinating things to do, inside...
- Explore the open spaces … discover the secret places. Our exhibition about the people, history, wildlife and landscape of the National Park is packed with fascinating facts and entertaining interactives.
- Visit the Inspired by... Gallery with its changing displays of art inspired by the North York Moors.
- Climb the walls! Try our fabulous climbing wall. Kids only – it's far too much fun for adults!
- Splash out in the shop. There's a great range of books, maps and guides, postcards, and a new range of souvenirs
- Have a cuppa in our new Woolly Sheep tearoom and treat yourself to some delicious home-cooking
- Join in one of our many events and activities that go on here in the holidays
And heaps more outside...
- Make like a monkey in the outdoor play area
- Get lost in the Salmon Labyrinth, following the incredible journey of a salmon upstream to its spawning grounds
- Try your hand at quoits, a traditional North York Moors pastime
- Become a natty navigator – brush up your wayfinding skills in the Compass Field
- Explore Crow Wood via a short, circular, easy access route that starts in the main car park
- Admire the sculptures – some of them even talk!
- Go for a walk – why not try one of the 5 easy-to-follow routes in the Walks from the Moors Centre booklet, £2.00 from the shop
- Have a picnic in the grounds
Please note - dogs are not allowed in the Centre buildings or in Crow Wood.
The Moors National Park Centre is home to our Education Team and we provide an extensive programme for school visits.
Tel: 01439 772737
Media release from National Parks England - National Park landscapes saved from suburbanisation
We are inviting entries to our biennial Design Awards. Closing date for entries to the 2014 awards is 29 April 2014
A team representing cycling and walking in North and East Yorkshire has been promoting the pastimes to thousands of enthusiasts in the Low Countries.
The North York Moors National Park is increasing the range of volunteer opportunities it offers and is inviting interested people to an open day on 12 March 2014 to find out more.
Two different artists find strength in the power of three. For David Stephenson it's ...read more
A passionate advocate of old cameras and lenses, photographer Charles Twist takes a subtle ...read more
Traditional photographer Charles Twist talks about his work in a special session at the ...read more
Enjoy a stroll through the lovely countryside of Bilsdale. Following sections of ancient ...read more
Discover the answer on this short 1.5 mile walk exploring the paths around Kirkdale. ...read more
Join our National Park Rangers on a pleasant 4.5 mile walk in the scenic Esk Valley,along ...read more