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The Moors National Park Centre

Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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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 well worth a visit climbing wall woolly sheep crow wood cakes all ages art exhibition bird hide national park centre danby castle gift shop ice cream local walks lovely place fairy houses two hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The centre always have on some amazing exhibitions often by local artists. The facilities for children and families are great and make a great day out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Companion154372
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Moors Centre is a good place to start a walk in the local area, with good information and displays and suggestions for local walks and activities. Pleasant cafe with a good selection of snacks. Excellent for a winter visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walks and park were lovely. Great for hikers and dog walkers.the views are worth the wait. Would advise walk number 5 but it does get steep! Parking was very reasonable price and only cost £4.50 for full day. Ideal Spot for bird watchers too...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

The centre has a variety of items to read, good displays and a brief video about the moors. We were there when the display room had work by local art+craft people, spaciously set-out and with a really wide range of different work. The small shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

The cafe staff were great. We weren’t sure if dogs were allowed but we were all welcomed in. Scone and cup of tea were lovely. There do not seem to be many dog friendly walks and part of the wood is closed to dogs but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lud5
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Came to the centre on a dull November day. There was a a good interpretive display about the area, a nice shop and good art exhibition. The highlight was our lunch in the Woolly Sheep Cafe where we had bacon rolls, one with a fried...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Came here many years ago and just sat in the car park and watched and listened to all the birds in the trees. We were in the area again and needed to kill a couple of hours so decided to visit. We had a walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric51
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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13 June 2017|
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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|
Response from Catriona M | Property representative |
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
20 March 2017|
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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