Half-term Activities at Dalby Forest

Join in the space-themed fun this half-term at Dalby Forest

This February half-term at Dalby Forest, we're bringing out all things galactic. Celebrate the Dark Skies Festival 2024 in the great Yorkshire forest with a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Galactic iSpy

A strange galactic force has scattered the cosmos around the Grandfather Oak play area and we need your help! Visit the information point in our Visitor Centre to get a sheet and pencil, then head outside to embark on your mission.

Seek the planetary items from across the play area and count how many you find. Return your report to the information point to get a prize.

This activity is free, available to do throughout half-term and is suitable for children ages 3 – 11.

The play area is accessible via various gravel paths.

Make a UFO craft

Test your spaceship building skills with this craft! Using the provided art materials from the Visitor Centre, follow the spaceship building manual to make your very own UFO. Once you have created your craft, why not take it flying through the forest?

This activity is free, available to do throughout half-term and is suitable for children ages 3 – 11.

Stargazing with Astro Dog

How about an activity the whole family can enjoy? We have partnered up with stargazing specialists Astro Dog to give you a tour of the cosmos. Can you find the Milky Way? Or perhaps spot a shooting star? See the stars like you’ve never seen them before!

This activity requires booking on Astro Dog’s website and is available across various dates across half-term, starting from 7pm on each of the dates.

Cosmic cupcakes

Whilst you’re in the Visitor Centre, why not pop into the cafe and grab a Cosmic cupcake? Their taste is out of this world! You could even pair it with a nice hot chocolate whilst you carry out your crafts.

Useful Information

Dalby Forest, Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT
All activities are accessible. Stargazing is available outside of half-term should you wish to book a different date.