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The Moors National Park Centre

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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For a full day out with the family, head to The Moors National Park Centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the river Esk on the outskirts of the village of Danby. For kids, there's an outdoor adventure play area and mud kitchen, indoor...more
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Lodge Lane | Whitby, Danby, North York Moors National Park YO21 2NB, England
+44 1439 772737
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All reviews play area climbing wall well worth a visit cakes crow wood woolly sheep all ages art exhibition national park centre bird hide danby castle gift shop ice cream lovely place two hours local walks fairy houses
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here on our day trip around the North Yorkshire Moor. We found it very interesting especially the audio visual area about the moors. There was an interesting local gallery and shop. We did not use the café but it seemed very clean and offer...More

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We visited with two grandchildren, five and nine, and were amazed at just how many activities there were. We had to promise to return the next day before we could drag our charges away. Everything was either free or very cheap from woodland trails to...More

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 1 September 2018

On a day where we had a lot of rain, this turned out to be a great place to visit. After a beautiful drive through breathtaking scenery from Sleights to Danby, we arrived at the centre. We had 3 children with us ages ranging from...More

Thank dpvile
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I give the National Park Centre "very good" only because it is not easy to find information on the Moors elsewhere so the information available at the Centre was very welcome. On an international scale, however, it would have been a stretch to award it...More

Thank DandDToronto
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This place would get a much higher mark if you had children and didn't have a dog ! We called in here on our way to Saltburn as we had heard it was great. What we didn't know is that it was all for children...More

Thank chzeanne
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The information and history displays are excellent, everything is beautifully produced and informative without being overwordy. The interactive displays are some of the best I've seen, really educational. The shop has some lovely items, some quite unusual! Don't miss the further two rooms with artwork...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit with a fabulous cafe. We always make sure we come here any time we come to Yorkshire. The cafe is lovely. The service is great and the food is always delicious. The grounds are nice for children to play and...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

There is lots to do and see here for both inside the visitor centre and outside in the ground. Inside there is a lot about the history of the moors, information on preservation efforts and plenty for the kids, such as dressing up, brass rubbings...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We stopped whilst on a walk recently. Good cafe with outdoor seating and lovely grounds with interesting displays and great views. Good exhibition space, with good quality local art for sale

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Don't know about capital of cake here should be king of cake and best coffee this side of the pond the staff were very friendly and helpful and the owner would make a great tour guide

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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but the staff are really helpful so I am sure they would let you leave the bag somewhere safe. Just ask.
7 April 2017|
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Hi Barry, you will need to contact TripAdvisor directly as we have no control over what is or isn't posted, so I don't know what has happened to your reviews. Kind regards Catriona
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Dear Lizzie, we don't have any control over how long it takes for a post to show. You'll probably need to direct your question directly to TripAdvisor to find out. Kind regards Catriona