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These activities are led by experienced leaders from the National Park Education Service and are based at The Moors National Park Centre and Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. Activities last from an hour up to a full day and the maximum capacity is usually 60 children depending on the children's age, the number of accompanying adults and the activities.

See also costs and booking,  pre-visit information and resources.  

Outdoor activities

Enchanted Woodland (pdf) Exploring our local woodland, this day is inspired by the book The Woodlings and the Wish Dragon (free copy on booking). Children create stories and develop their literacy skills inspired by this outdoor adventure.

Gruffalo Adventure (pdf)  Children follow an activity trail around Crow Wood learning about woodland wildlife plus either creating natural art or developing new story characters, indoors and outdoors.   

Treasure Hunt (pdf)  Practical map skills indoors and outdoors based on this Percy the Park Keeper story.

One Snowy Night (pdf) A wildlife themed activity trail based on Nick Butterworth's popular Percy the Park Keeper story - available only on selected dates in November and December.    

Woodland Adventure (pdf) A range of sensory activities and games relating to the woodland habitat.

Countryside Adventure (pdf) A short walk through woodland and fields to a stream habitat and back.

Food and Farming Walk (pdf) A walk through farmland learning about how land is used to produce food.

What is Sculpture? (pdf) A tour of sculptures in the centre grounds followed by group work to create artwork using natural materials. 

Nocturnal Animals (pdf) A range of sensory games and activities indoors and outdoors to learn how nocturnal animals live.

The Lost Words (pdf) Inspired by Robert Mcfarlane's best selling book The Lost Words.  Enjoy a beautiful  walk through fields and woods to reach a stream discovering some of the lost words along the way.

Indoor activities

Seasons in the Park (pdf) A look at wildlife through the seasons using pictures and an opportunity to handle animals and birds from our stuffed animal collection.  

Woolly Weaving (pdf) A demonstration of traditional weaving techniques and a hands on craft activity.

Mask Making (pdf)  Using a selection of templates children cut, stick and decorate to create their own animal mask to take away. 

Open Spaces, Secret Places Exhibition (pdf) An opportunity to explore the exhibition with optional quiz sheets for children.

Please note that some of these activities are shorter than our standard sessions. In some cases when two or more short activities are combined we may be able to charge a discounted rate.

Learning about the National Park and FREE assemblies

Free assemblies for Primaries around the National Park include options on the National Park's special wildlife (linked to the science curriculum) and different places to visit around the North York Moors which supports the wellbeing agenda and is popular just before holidays through the year.

Resources for KS 1 teachers

Use our resources to prepare children for their visit and to extend learning.

If you can't see anything suitable here...

We're happy to adapt activities whenever possible to link to your objectives or to cater for any special needs of your children.

Contact us

Email or call 01439 772700