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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 Adventure

Located on the edge of the National Park near Stokesley, offering archery, bouldering and weaselling, rock climbing and abseiling, high ropes course, wild country walks, forest adventure and orienteering canoeing, development training and team building.

Carlton in Cleveland TS9 7BD
T: 01642 712229

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Axe throwing, conservation work, rope bridge challenge, abseiling, archery, bouldering, bushcraft, canoeing, caving, challenge course, climbing wall, dry stone walling, gorge walking, high ropes, hill walking, kayaking, problem solving, raft building, zip wire and more.

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, orienteering and environmental activities.

Dalby Forest, nr Thornton le Dale YO18 7LT
T: 01751 460590

East Barnby

Part of North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service, East Barnby hosts schools during term-time and runs holiday adventures for families in school holidays in partnership with the National Trust. Depending on the season and weather, you'll get to try different activities, from canoeing down the Esk, sea kayaking, sailing, surfing, mountain biking, climbing, bushcraft to geocaching and orienteering. Also hosts corporate groups and group challenges

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

Hidden Horizons Explorer Hub

Bushcraft, 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, yoga and walking weekends 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 Forest 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, bushcraft and forest adventure; for schools, youth groups and corporate groups with team challenge days.

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. Also offers special days for birthdays, stag and hen parties and corporate groups.

Guisborough, Cleveland
T: 07799 141373


Taking activity groups from four to forty or more, or bespoke 1 to 1 sessions, climbing, scrambling, weaselling, forest adventure, canoeing, sailing, rafting or navigation, 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 TS11 7EL
T: 01642 756785

The Rugged Outdoors

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

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

Wild Country Walkabouts

Low impact, outdoor activities, including bushcraft and archery, group activities and challenges, wildlife awareness days, wild country and wildlife walks, birthday parties and progress towards the John Muir Award.

Rosedale, North Yorkshire
T: 01642 965918

Yorkshire Outdoors

Team building activities from 4x4 off-roading and quad biking to archery, Segway riding and more.

Felixkirk, Nr Thirsk YO7 2DP
T: 01845 537766