Planning your visit
Opening times for Sutton Bank National Park Centre
- January and February, weekends only until 20 February, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Daily 21 - 28 February, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Daily 1 March to 31 October, 10.00am to 5.00pm
- Daily November and December, 10.30am to 4.00pm
- Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
- Daily 26 December - 3 January 2023, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Opening times for Park Life Café
Please note Park Life Café may be open at different times to the National Park Centre - the café remains open daily throughout January and February (10am-4pm) while the Centre is closed on weekdays. It's worth checking their Facebook page for the latest on opening hours.
Opening times for Sutton Bank Bikes
Please note Sutton Bank Bikes may be open at different times to the National Park Centre, see opening times on their website for the most up-to-date information.
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How to get here
Sutton Bank National Park Centre is six miles (9.5km) east of Thirsk (or 7.5 miles (12km) west of Helmsley) at the top of Sutton Bank on the A170.
There is limited public transport to Sutton Bank. The nearest railway station is in Thirsk (7.5 miles away). From July to September, Moorsbus operates a seasonal bus service (M5) on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Seasonal bus services have now finished, details for 2022 will be added once confirmed.
There are pay and display car parks.
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