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Events on the North York Moors with the Kids this October

You may have sussed me out by now – I love the North York Moors. We lucky to live on the very edge (not quite inside) and it’s a place we visit and explore quite often. There’s so much to see and do, and at this time of year it’s seems just that little more more beautiful (it that’s even possible).

Here’s I listed 11 events that they are running this October (2019) where you can take the kids and have some half-term fun.

Events at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Ghostly Treasure Hunt

Monday 28th October

10.30am to 3pm Drop-in event
Adult: Free, Child: £3.00 For all the family
Search the grounds to discover some of the scary folklore. Find all of the answers to claim your treasure?

Rotten Witches

Tuesday 29th October

1.30pm to 3pm
Adult: Free, Child: £4.50. Minimum age: 4
Once upon a time, lots of witches made the North York Moors their home. Find out who they were and what they got up to.

Springy Spiders

Tuesday 29th October

10.30am to 12 noon
Adult: Free, Child: £4.50. Minimum age: 3
Get out and about and search for spiders if you dare! Then come in and make your own springy spider to take home.

Halloween Crafts

Thursday 31st October

10.30am to 2.30pm
Adult: Free, Child: £4.50. Minimum age: 4
It’s that time of year when we come over all spooky! Join in the fun with us, making ghoulish, ghostly Halloween crafts.

Dark Skies at Danby – Star Party

Saturday 2nd November

6pm to 8pm
Adult: £5.00, Child: £2.50
Take a peek at the lovely crescent moon and some of the celestial wonders visible in the autumn. Demonstrations and indoor presentations if cloudy.

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The North York Moors is an excellent place for stage gazer – here’s a shot I made there in 2018

Young Artist Workshop

Saturday 2nd November

10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Child: £7.50 Minimum age: 8 (Ages 8 to 12)
Join Wendy Tate and Rob Moore on a walk to collect plants, leaves, feathers and grasses. Then make a little book of natural wonders using a mono printing process to take home.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November

10am to 3pm (drop in any time)
Suitable for all the family. Celebrating the very best of local arts, crafts and seasonal gifts. A visit from Santa and children’s crafts complete the festive offering.

Events at Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Ghostly Treasure Hunt

Monday 28th October to Thursday 31st October

10.30am to 3pm (drop-in event)
Adult: Free, Child: £3.00 For all the family
Search the grounds to discover some of the scary folklore. Find all of the answers to claim your treasure?

Feed the Birds

Wednesday 30th October

10.30am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 3pm
Adult: Free, Child: £4 Minimum age: 4
Join us in making tasty food and bird-feeders to hang at home. NB this event uses animal fats and peanuts.

Christmas Shopping Weekend

Saturday 23rd November and Sunday 24th November

11am to 4pm Drop in any time.
Join us for a relaxed and stress free shopping experience. Local gifts, live music, tasting tables and seasonal treats.

Sutton Bank Bikes – October Kids Time Trial

Saturday 26th October

11am registration opens. Practice until 1pm.
The main event from 1pm to 3pm.
Located at the skills area just outside the shop at Sutton Bank Bikes Centre.
Suitable for children up to 12 years old.
Children: £6.
Different age categories.
Telephone 01845 597759 for further details.

Please note:

All children must be accompanied by an adult on the above events. Booking is essential unless stated otherwise.

More information

For more information on National Park Events telephone 01439 772738 or call in at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby or Sutton Bank National Park Centre.

Visit northyorkmoors.org.uk/events
To book a place visit northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com

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Other things to do

Of course you don’t need to go to an organised event to enjoy the North York Moors National Park. At any time of the year it’s a fatastic place to explore with the whole family.

You could put on your walking boots and take a walk across the moors along the myriad of public rights of way. Visit the pretty market town of Helmsley or the quaint village of Hutton-le-Hole where you will also find the Ryedale Folk Museum (open daily, 10am to 4pm).

There’s also Goathland (aka Aindensfield in TV’s Heartbeat), there’s a couple of lovely waterfalls you can visit near there – Thomasson Foss and Malyan Spout. There’s a nice 3-mile walk you can take around these.

Whatever you choose to to, have fun this October.

Thanks for reading

Dave


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