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Countdown to Christmas at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Christmas Trails in the North York MoorsChristmas Trails in the North York Moors

17 November 2021

The Sutton Bank National Park Centre is delighted to announce the return of its popular Countdown to Christmas events.

Wood burning stove, Park Life Café Sutton Bank Credit Park Life CaféFrom Saturday 13 November, families can take part in the Big Bank present hunt, seeking out parcels which have accidentally been dropped from Santa’s sleigh. Participants can pick up a trail map from the information desk for £3 (including a prize) and there’s no need to book.

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November, the National Park Centre hosts its annual Christmas shopping weekend, featuring an extensive range of artisan and locally-produced gifts. Alongside live music there will also be a number of tasting stalls for visitors to savour some of the finest craft gin, cider and whisky around. Even better, there’s a 10% discount available for purchases of over £30 in the gift shop. More shopping time required? The 10% discount offer is also available every Tuesday from now until 21 December.

Georgina Peirson, Retail Manager at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre, said:

“Our gift shop and Christmas shopping event bring together a fabulous selection of different products and make it easy to find unique and personal gifts. With our festive family trail and the Park Life Café serving seasonal treats, the countdown to Christmas starts at Sutton Bank.”

The Sutton Bank National Park Centre is open daily from 10.30am to 4pm until 3 January, then weekends only until February. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Media contacts

Nina Beadle, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority. 
Tel: 01439 772577

The North York Moors National Park Authority  

The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 7.9 million visitors a year.

The National Park has two visitor centres, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre, providing opportunities for cycling, walking, eating, picnicking, shopping, crafts and wildlife-watching. The centre in Danby also houses the inspired by… gallery, which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists who draw their inspiration from the North York Moors.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a huge variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

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