Visitor Centre at Dalby Forest

Nestled in the heart of the Low Dalby valley lies the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre with range of amenities that will help kickstart your visit. Whether you’re looking for advice on the best trails, a spot of cake or a curious browse in our on-site shop our team will be able to ensure you get to most out of your visit.

Our Visitor Centre is fully accessible and provides amenities that will make your visit an unforgettable experience.

Information point

Nestled in the Visitor Centre shop is our information point. Manned by friendly and helpful staff who can give advice on our range of walking trails, cycling trails and activities for the whole family. They will always be happy to help point you in the right direction.


Home to 100s of local products the Visitor Centre gift shop is the perfect post-walk place to get some much needed retail therapy on the way home.

With ranges including:

  • Beco dog toys and accessories
  • Bracken Hill preserves
  • Soaps and bath bombs
  • Keycraft cuddly toys
  • A range of wildlife books
  • Childrens toys e.g. Binoculars, bow and arrows and footballs
  • Lottie Shaw sweet treats
  • Patterned stationery and funky tableware
  • Dalby Forest branded merch

Looking for a gift for that special someone? Consider purchasing a gifted membership.


The Visitor Centre is also home to the Dalby Forest Cafe. Whether it’s a short coffee and cake stop or a full blown picnic, the cafe hosts a range of delicious meals. With both indoor and outdoor seating, they even cater for kids! Find out more about our on-site cafes.

Grandfather Oak play area

Let your inner child free in the Grandfather Oak play area. With swings, slides, diggers and trees there is loads to do with the little ones. In warmer weather why not take a paddle in the Dalby beck? Or perhaps an adventure through the willow arch takes your fancy.

Our play area has a separate area for smaller children to ensure everyone has the best day out! Learn more about the play areas at Dalby

All-terrain mobility vehicle hire

At Dalby Visitor Centre we have a range of all-terrain mobility vehicles which are free to hire. Either call our friendly team on 01751 460295 or pop to our information point to arrange a hire.

We also have a dedicated trail for our all-terrain mobility vehicles, ask our team for more information.

Venue Hire

Looking to host a meeting in a different location to usual, or perhaps you want to hold a birthday celebration in the heart of the forest? Our Visitor Centre holds a large meeting room suitable for a variety of uses including talks, yoga classes, parties, craft fairs and corporate hire.

Our on-site partners also offer a range of group experiences available to book, this can range from paintballing to bike hire, Go Ape treetop courses to school learning visits.

Find out more and book your session

Useful Information

Dalby Forest, Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT
Contact us
01751 460295
Opening times
9:30am - 5pm (1 March - 31 October) and 9am - 4pm (1 November - 28 February)
Parking is available close to the Visitor Centre with a range of accessible spaces