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Stand up paddleboarding at Scaling Dam Credit Valley AdventuresStand up paddleboarding at Scaling Dam Credit Valley Adventures

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.

AFS MountaineeringAFS Mountaineering

Runs two day National Navigation Award Scheme courses at various locations in the North York Moors, starting with Bronze, suitable for those with no prior map or compass skills and Silver. All courses including training and assessment. Bespoke courses also organised for groups.

Also offers planned and bespoke guided mountain walks, wilderness treks and winter skills courses.

T: 07968 207779

Carlton Outdoor Education Centre

Located on the edge of the National Park near Stokesley, offering archery, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, hill walking, mountaineering, problem solving courses, environmental field studies, high ropes, bushcraft.

Carlton-in-Cleveland 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.

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

Hidden Horizons Explorer Hub

Bush craft, stargazing, tree climbing, forest school trips in the forest or fossil hunting trips, rock-pooling sessions and dinosaur footprint walks on the coast. They also offer private bookings for birthday parties and other groups.

Low Dalby courtyard, Dalby Forest, nr Thornton le Dale YO18 7LT
T: 01723 817017

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.

T: 01904 500094

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

Rewilding Adventure

Outdoor adventure learning specialists. Activities including bushcraft, forest school, archery, axe throwing, navigation and NNAs, hill and mountain walking,  

Guisborough, Cleveland
T: 07799 141373


Taking activity groups from four to forty or more, or bespoke 1 to 1 sessions, learn to climb, canoe, sail, raft or navigate, including water-based activities at Scaling Dam and Cod Beck Reservoir. They also teach Mountain Training and Canoe Skills awards.
Marske-By-The-Sea, Redcar, Cleveland, TS11 7EL
T: 01642 756785

The Rugged Outdoors

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

Harome YO62 5JN
T: 07809 716423 

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 and private groups, families and corporate team building days. Offering a range of high-adrenalin packages including aerial adventures and survival skills.

Scaling Dam, Whitby Moor Road, TS13 4TP 
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: 01642 965918

Wild Woodsmen

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

Tangle Wood, near Cloughton

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