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.

Further information

Tel: 01439 772737



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