Dalby, the Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby is on the southern slopes of the North York Moors and covers over 8,000 acres – perfect for fun, exploration, learning and adventure. We have walking, cycling and running trails for all abilities, exciting play areas, Go Ape, bike hire, self-led learning, Gruffalo and Zog trails, an activity centre and an Enchanted Wood. To refuel, there are two cafes plus BBQ and picnic spots. Our experienced, enthusiastic staff and onsite partners will point you in the right direction.
Discover learning, the Dalby way
Dalby Forest is the perfect place for discovery and learning, for all ages and abilities. With venue hire, café and a variety of trails and activities available, it is a wonderful setting for groups to get involved in a range of learning activities that combine hands-on education with ideas for active minds.
If you’re planning a trip for a group or class, there’s always plenty on offer. Whether you want to a book guided visit or organise your own, there are lots of opportunities and free downloadable resources.
Ranger in a bag
These resource backpacks provide all you need to run your own successful educational visit in the forest. They are really popular with schools and groups.
Each activity bag contains equipment, games and resources for a class of up to 35 children and are most suitable for children aged 4-11. Each pack includes a 10 minute introduction talk from a Forest Ranger about Dalby Forest.
Each bag includes enough activities for a half day session. Why not hire two bags of your choice to make your own full day programme? Session times available are 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm.
We are delighted to offer led educational environmental educations session through our on-site learning partners, Dalby Activity Centre.
Each session lasts two and a half hours and can be run as an independent half day activity or two sessions combined to make a full day. Alternatively you could mix an environmental activity with one of the half day multi-activity sessions that we offer. See their website or give us a call for more information.
Activity packs for families
These are available to buy at the Visitor Centre to help you explore the Dalby and find out more about the forest and its wildlife as a family. A great way to learn while having fun. Choose from the Habitat Trail or Orienteering – or do both!
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