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Countdown to Christmas

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Jingle bells, jingle bells...

Festivities galore, from enchanting woodland trails for children, to a weekend of shopping delight filled with music and luxury tasting events – head to Sutton Bank and The Moors National Park Centres this Christmas.

The Moors National Park Centre

Open daily between 10.30am and 4pm until 3 January, then weekends only. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas trails (13 November - 16 January)

If you’re looking for something fun and close to nature to do with the kids, then look no further, we’ve got two amazing trails perfect for any young adventurer.

Merry Mouse and the Lost Parcel Trail (for ages 3+) – Help Merry Mouse find her presents before it's too late…

Christmas Word Hunt (for ages 7+) -  Can you find the clues to discover the missing words?

Set within the National Park Centre grounds, both trails are running daily (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 10.30am - 3pm. No booking required. Pick up your adventure trail map from the front desk - £5 per trail.

Carved wooden dragon. Credit Polly A Baldwin

Santa goes virtual

Santa’s so busy this year, we’re holding a virtual grotto so no-one misses out!

Drop-in to the National Park Centre between 11am and 3pm on 27-28 November, 4-5 and 11-12 December to see Santa. £3, no booking required. Elves will also have an array of eco-friendly gifts for children to choose from.

Brigantia’s Bounty (13 November – 16 January)

Brigantia is back, bigger and better than ever!

This year our Inspired by… gallery will once again host an incredible range of craft products from 20 talented artisans – perfect for presents! Free entry - open daily.

Plus the Centre shop will have tempting items, including a delectable selection of Christmas treats and seasonal food, championing our passionate local suppliers, books and a wide range of environmentally sourced products.

Magical Woodland Journey (Sunday 19 December)

A storytelling adventure, among a dark and mysterious woodland, is coming to The Moors National Park Centre!

As the night draws in, collect a lantern before heading out along an enchanted trail with the ‘Lady of the Landscape’.

On your way, characters, such as ‘The Keeper of the Light’, will be woven through the landscape sharing ancient tales of our connection with nature.

This truly magical experience promises to capture the imagination of all who enter.

First trail leaves at 3.45pm. Second trail leaves at 5.45pm.  Tickets cost £10, including refreshments. Booking essential.

After the trail, head to the Park Life Café for a tasty treat and drink (all included), before heading into the National Park Centre gift shop for an exclusive after hours shopping experience – perfect for those last minute Christmas presents!

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Open daily between 10.30am and 4pm until 3 January, then weekends only. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas presents including toys and books Credit Polly A Baldwin
Christmas shopping weekend

If you’re looking for a shopping experience with a twist, then head to our Christmas shopping weekend on 27-28 November.

Pick up that perfect gift for your special someone, friend or family member by browsing a range of artisan gifts or tasty treats.

There will also be a range of tasting stalls for visitors to savour some of the finest craft gins, cider and whisky around, from Wensleydale Spirit Company's premium spiced rum to Filey Bay Whisky from the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.

All tastings will adhere to the latest Covid-19 guidelines. Small tastings will be offered in plant starch/bio degradable sample cups.

The Big Bank Present Hunt (13 November – 16 January)

Can you find all the missing presents hidden around the grounds? This fun family trail will run daily (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), from 10.30am - 3pm. No booking required. Pick up your adventure trail map from the Information Desk - £3 each including a prize.

At both Centres

Special offer every Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 2 November until 21 December, enjoy 10% off when you spend £30 or more at the gift shops in our two National Park Centres.

Park Life Café

Don’t forget, there’s also Park Life Café at both Centres; indulge in festive sandwiches and mince pies. Yum!


Know before you go

We look forward to welcoming you to our National Park Centres this festive season. We continue to manage our Centres and events with measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Don't forget, face coverings must be worn in the retail areas at both of our Centres. We won’t be able to provide you with a face covering; please bring your own so you don’t miss out.

Please don’t visit if you have Covid symptoms, however mild, or have had a positive COVID-19 result.