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The Moors National Park Centre photo by Chris J ParkerThe Moors National Park Centre photo by Chris J Parker

Covid-19 update from 5 January 2021

In line with Government guidance, The Moors National Park Centre, Inspired by... gallery and Park Life Café are now closed and will reopen when restrictions are lifted.

All exhibitions, events and activities have been cancelled/postponed.

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 and grounds remain open.

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 playground 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.

Crow Wood is also open. Follow the woodland trail and hunt down the secretive woodlings.

Please note that the toilets will be closed week commencing 25 January 2021 for refurbishment.

Dog policy

Dogs are not allowed in Crow Wood, except for assistance dogs.

Crow Wood, a small woodland area, is used for children's activities such as den building and plant identification where children are likely to be in close contact with the ground and professional advice given to us is that we should avoid the potential for contamination with domestic animals.

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

Frequently asked questions

Will I get a refund if I have booked an activity at The Moors National Park Centre or Inspired by... gallery?

Yes. If you booked on our events via Eventbrite that we subsequently have to cancel due to covid-19 restrictions, you will receive an automatic refund. If you have booked via any other means i.e. made a booking at the Centre, please email

Will my child still be attending a school trip at The Moors National Park Centre?

Visits to the Centre are currently suspended, however we have a wide variety of free Zoom sessions. We work closely with school staff to ensure that they are fully risk assessed and safeguarded.

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. If you require more information regarding a booking or an event, please contact

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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