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Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Details

This eco-friendly Visitor Centre is one of the Forestry Commission's first visitor centres with sustainability as its main focus. Facilities within the centre include an information desk, Forestry Commission shop, hands-on interactive exhibition area, meeting room, external and internal toilets and Treetops Restaurant with terrace.

The Visitor Centre sells maps and booklets about the various walks and cycle trails within the forest and is also the new home of the Dalby Astronomical Centre where events are held throughout the year. The Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingHelicopter landing

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Opening details

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Visitor centre opening hours change seasonally.
Main car park open 8am - 8pm daily.

Prices

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Peak charges (March - October):
Cars £9 per day until 4pm, and £5 after 4pm.

Off peak charges (November - February):
All day parking £5.

Coaches - £50 (£40 is booked in advance. Call 0300 067 4300)
Minibuses - £25.

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass. See the website for further information.

Address

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre,
Low Dalby,
Pickering,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7LT

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 856874  Lat: 54.27509 Long: -0.68692

By Road:
Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Road or from Thornton Le Dale on the A170
By Public Transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Malton station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu