Activities at Dalby Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Dalby Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Visitor centre opening hours change seasonally.


Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00


Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
Main car park 08.00-20.00
Visitor Centre 10.00-16.00
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby , Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
Sat Nav Postcode: YO18 7LT
By Car

Follow the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs.

By Public Transport

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.

OS Grid Ref

54.2738973, -0.6587993

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

ANPR system in operation. Credit cards accepted, some machines accept cash. No overnight parking or camping.

Parking Charges

Peak charges (March to October)
Until 16.00 £9.00
After 16.00 £5.00
Off peak charges (November to February)
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £25.00

Coaches - £50.00 (£40.00 if booked in advance - call 0300 067 4300)

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay on exit system
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter

We provide wheelchairs free of charge.

You can also hire a mobility scooter, please contact 01751 460295 to book.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre
Dalby Forest Drive is closed until 6th December, after the Visitor Centre towards Staindale. Please follow the diversion signs via Low Dalby to access Staindale, Adderstone and Bickley. The Visitor Centre, Go Ape and car parks are open as normal.

Activities at Dalby Forest

children balancing on wooden beam in play area in the woods
Adderstone Field Play Area
Cycling and Mountain Biking trails
attending a learning event
Dalby Activity Centre
Go ape dalby forest segway
Go Ape! Forest Segway at Dalby Forest
Go ape tree top adventure dalby
Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure at Dalby Forest
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape! Tree Top Junior at Dalby Forest
Children building dens in the forest
Grandfather Oak Play Area
Gruffalo Orienteering at Dalby Forest
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Dalby Forest
Highway Rat Activity Trail
Highway Rat Activity Trail at Dalby Forest
James & The Giant Peach forest adventure kit
My Forest Adventure at Dalby Forest
Nissen Hut sculpture through the trees
Nissen Hut sculpture
Family enjoying a bbq in the woods
Picnics and Barbecues at Dalby Forest
Family picking their Christmas tree
Real Christmas Trees at Dalby Forest
Runners on a woodland trail
Running trails
App character touching his moustache
Snarkhunter Digital App at Dalby Forest
Two women with their dogs walking through a conifer forest
Walking trails
Discovery Pass membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England