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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Family on path at Sutton Bank by Chris J ParkerFamily on path at Sutton Bank by Chris J Parker

Covid-19 update - 5 January 2021

In line with Government guidance, Sutton Bank National Park Centre is closed and will remain closed until restrictions are lifted.

All events and activities that were planned to take place during this period have been cancelled.

We know how important accessing the National Park is to your health and wellbeing and therefore our car parks and toilets remain open for local use. You can exercise once a day in a public outdoor place local to you with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or, when on your own, with one other person. In all cases, you should social distance from anyone you do not live with or is not part of your support bubble.

If you're only a short distance away and thinking of exercising here, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly #RespectProtectEnjoy

Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

What's open?

The car park, bike trails and all walking trails/rights of way remain open for local outdoor exercise.

The car park ticket machines take cash only but are cleaned on a regular basis. PayByPhone is also available and we recommend downloading the app before your visit. If there's no mobile coverage, you can either move to an area with better network coverage and complete your parking transaction or pay via the Pay & Display machine. The North York Moors National Park page on the PayByPhone website has further information and links to download the app.

All the money raised in this car park is spent on looking after the National Park. Thank you for helping others to enjoy their time here.

The outdoor adventure play area is open. Please wash everyone’s hands thoroughly before and after use and avoid touching your face. Supervise your children carefully – help them have fun while keeping their social distance.

Our toilets are open daily (10am-4pm) but may be operating at a reduced capacity to make social distancing easier for you. You may also find them closed for additional cleaning during the day, please be patient as our staff clean the toilets for you.

Park Life Café (open daily, 10am-4pm)

Park Life Café is open and operating a limited takeaway service from their Grab & Go Express hatch (open 10.30am-3pm weekdays and 10.30am-3.30pm at the weekends). Please follow their one-way system and any procedures they have in place.

It's also worth checking their Facebook page for the latest updates on opening hours as wintery conditions may mean they are closed.

Sutton Bank Bikes

As an essential retail service, the independently operated Sutton Bank Bikes is open weekends only for sales, repairs and servicing (10.30am-4.30pm but subject to change). Bike hire is not available. Please follow any procedures they have in place. For more information please see their website.

We’re all in this together!

We know these measures and restrictions will have an impact on your visit, but please be kind and considerate to our amazing staff who are still there looking after the site to keep it safe for you.

You can read our full COVID-19 risk assessment which will be updated as things change.

These measures will remain under constant review.

Remember large gatherings make social distancing difficult. If you cannot stay two metres away from anyone who is not from your own household or social bubble, you are potentially putting your own lives and the lives of others at risk.

If you see lots of parked cars or people at Sutton Bank, please go elsewhere. If the car parks are full, remember do not block the narrow roads and make access for local residents or emergency services difficult, find an alternative or come back another time.

I have further questions, can I contact someone to find out more?

Yes. Please send a direct message to us on Facebook and we will do our best to help.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this time and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.


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