Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Visitor centre opening hours change seasonally.
Follow the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs.
Or go car-free
We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.
The Moors Bus operates a weekend service to the forest between Easter and October. Other service buses are available in Thornton Le Dale to major towns and cities.
For more information visit Moorsbus.
If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.
ANPR system in operation. We are currently operating a cash free site (card only payments). Credit cards accepted. No overnight parking or camping.
Minibuses - £25.00
Coaches - £50.00 (£40.00 if booked in advance - call 0300 067 4300)
Please note that the accessible parking spaces are available at the following car parks:
Main car park – 9 (4 top and 5 bottom)
Staindale roadside parking – 2
High Staindale car park – 2
Nissen Hut car park – 3
Crosscliff accessible parking area – 1
Masks are required in our shop, information desk and cafe.
You can hire a mobility scooter free of charge, please contact 01751 460295 to book.
The Dalby Forest Weather Station gives live weather updates to help you plan ahead and get the most out of your day.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: