Christmas Activities at Dalby Forest

With the jolly man in the red suit on his way, we have a range of activities to get you in the festive spirit. There is something for the whole family!


Saving Christmas (Scavenger Hunt)

There are 2 tasks to complete, the first is to collect magical ingredients for Rudolph's supper on Christmas eve - this is what makes him fly!
The second is to help fix Father Christmas's sleigh! It's broken down in Dalby Forest and we need your help to get it back in the sky! Search for the missing parts of the sleigh!

  • Daily from Saturday 25 November up to Christmas
  • In the Visitor Centre


Create your own Christmas tree standing decoration (Craft activity)

  • Daily from Saturday 25 November up to Christmas
  • In the Visitor Centre


Decorate the wish tree (Craft activity)

Make paper baubles to hang on our wish tree. Make a Christmas wish!

  • Daily from Saturday 25 November up to Christmas
  • In the Visitor Centre


Christmas Craft Fair

With stalls ranging from wooden gifts to candles, prints, jams and more. There will be plenty to choose from!

  • Saturday 2 December
  • From 10am - 3:30pm
  • Based upstairs in the Visitor Centre


  • Crocheted decorations
  • Driftwood art and decorations from the Yorkshire coast
  • Cards and prints
  • Dog Treats and wax melts
  • Sewing
  • Vegan candles
  • Tiles
  • Jams
  • Silver jewellery
  • Wire animals
  • Wooden gifts/homeware


Christmas Shopping

In our Visitor Centre Shop we have a range of festive items. From local products to wonderful gifts for that special someone.

Why not take a browse? Also, don't forget Forestry England members receive a discount!

  • Daily from Saturday 25 November
  • In the Visitor Centre Shop


Robin's Merry Mission

Follow Robin around the forest as he tries to spread some Christmas cheer and find out what happens in the forest over winter.

This trail starts from the Visitor Centre and finishes in Low Dalby. The route is inaccessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

  • Daily from Saturday 25 November






Useful Information

Dalby Forest, Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
All activities except for Robin's merry mission are accessible.
No booking is required for the Visitor Centre based activities.