National Parks Week celebrations

Children learning about archery
Children learning about archery

National Parks Week is approaching and The Moors National Park Centre have many activities planned to celebrate the event.

The Moors Centre is giving visitors the chance to rub shoulders with different characters from the North York Moors National Park’s past as part of a free all-day launch to the National Parks Week.

There will be a variety of activities visitors can try in addition to the living history group, there is the chance to put your hand to making pottery.

Also you can have a go at archery, dry stone walling and charcoal drawing.

There will be a guided walk and scavenger hunt from 11am-1.30pm and demonstrations from local artists, plus lots of stalls selling locally made crafts, food and drink.

The day also offers an opportunity for people to learn more about the work of the National Park Authority, the Hawk and Owl Trust, the Cleveland Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Association and Butterfly Conservation.

Events will be run from 11am-4.30pm on Sunday 24 July at The Moors Centre.

The week runs from Monday 25 July-Sunday 31st July and is designed to celebrate the UK’s 15 National Parks.

For more information about the launch day and all the events taking place in the North York Moors during National Parks week access via: www.nothyorkmoors.org.uk/nationalparksweek. Or alternatively you can pick up a free Out and About guide from the National Park and Tourist Information Centre.

Both the launch event and The Moors National Park Centre and the archaeology day at Sutton Bank are accessible by Moorbus.