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What's On in the North York Moors

From the UK’s oldest surviving gooseberry show to an annual World War II extravaganza weekend hosted by the world’s best-known heritage railway, the National Park buzzes with events and festivals – often of the most eccentric kind!

But you can also find the more regular music, food and sport festivals, events and summer country shows across the Park’s many beautiful towns and villages – and the National Park Authority itself also organises an annual programme of events, ranging from art exhibitions to treasure hunts and high-octane adventures for families, and including craft workshops where you can make anything from a quilt to a hedgehog house.

What's on in the North York Moors

 
 
 
Christmas Party Night

Christmas Party Nights

Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Golf, Scarborough, YO13 0ET

Fri 7 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Christmas Party Night, Meal and Disco. Accommodation available.

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Father Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Visit to Father Christmas

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Christmas is on its way and we have a special visitor coming to Nunnington Hall. Come enjoy some festive crafts with the Elves and meet Father Christmas in his grotto to tell him your Christmas wish.

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

The Biscuit King of the North

The Biscuit King of the North - Murder Mystery

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an evening of mystery!

Carol Singing at Nunnington Hall

Festive Carol Singing

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Get in the festive spirit and join in with the choir for Christmas carol singing in the Oak Hall.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering Market Place, Market Place, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AA

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Festival

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

Fri 15 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

A star-filled sky is one of nature's most natural wonders! But they’re become harder than ever to experience. In an urban area you’ll be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night but in an area of low light pollution, such as in our National P

Planetarium at Dalby Forest

Planetarium

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

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Saving the Dark at Dalby Forest

Saving the Dark

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

Wed 20 Feb 2019

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Planetarium at Dalby Forest

Planetarium

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

Tue 26 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

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

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.