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Spring has sprung and it’s time for Easter fun

Easter fun at the Danby Moors Centre

Easter fun at the Danby Moors Centre

Younger visitors to the Moors National Park Centre at Danby had the opportunity to get stuck into some craft workshops this week as a series of Easter events got underway.

Throughout the school holidays there will be other activities such as a a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, treasure trail or the Cunninc Compass Explorers’ Challenge.

National Park co-ordinator Sally Ann Smith said: “I always try to have a variety of events that appeal to all kinds of children and families. I think my favourite this year is the Woodlands and Waterfalls Walk.

See below for a full list of the activities that are available

Easter activities

Tuesday April 15 and Thursdays April 10 and 17: Holiday Adventure

High-octane holiday adventure for 9to 16-year-olds (families are welcome too) at East Barnby Outdoor Centre. Depending on the weather, you’ll get to try one or two activities, from a great choice of canoeing, kayaking, surf sports, sailing, beck-scrambling, geocaching, orienteering, mountain-biking, indoor climbing, real rock adventures, dry slope skiing, seashore exploration and bushcraft. 9.30am-4pm Cost: adult £30, child £30 Booking Essential (01947) 893333.

Thursday April 10: Build a Bird’s Nest

Birds make all sorts of different nests in which to lay their eggs. Discover how to make your own nests and eggs from a variety of art materials at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. 10.30am to 12noon. Cost: adult free, child £4. Minimum age 5. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Thursday April 10: Woodlands and Waterfalls Walk

Join National Park Rangers on a 3.5 mile stroll looking for signs of spring around the woodlands of May Beck, taking in lovely Falling Foss waterfall. It’s an easygoing family walk with some uneven ground and short uphill stretches – young woodland explorers can also follow our Scavenger Hunt and Carvings Trail along the way. Starts at May Beck car park (NZ 893 024) 10.30am - 1pm. Free. Not accessible by wheelchair. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs. Booking Essential

Thursday April 10: Feed the Birds

Create your own willow bird feeder and some juicy bird cake to go into it. Please note that this event uses animal fats and peanuts at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. 1.30pm - 3pm. Cost: adult free, child £4. Minimum age 5. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Tuesday April 15: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Bring Teddy along for some woodland adventures and finish with juice and biscuits in our storytelling area. There are two separate sessions, starting at 10.30am and 2.15pm at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Cost: adult free, child £3.50. For ages 2-6. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Wednesday April 16: Discovery Day

A fun-filled, hands-on introduction to the National Park’s ‘Explorer Club’ project at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Spend the day exploring and caring for a local woodland habitat, using our spotter’s guides, digital microscopes, bug viewers, binoculars and cameras. At the end of the session, the photos you have taken will be downloaded onto a disc for you to keep. The charge is per family, and you’re invited to bring a picnic. Event is weather dependent – please check in advance. 10.30am-2.30pm. Cost: family £10. For ages: 5-14.

Not accessible by wheelchair. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs. Booking essential

Thursday April 17: GPS Treasure Hunt

Get to grips with GPS at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. We’ll show you how to use one so that you can search for hidden boxes around the grounds of the Centre. How successful will you be, and will you solve the riddles to claim your treasure? 1.30pm–3pm. Cost, adult free, child £3.50 Minimum age 7. Not accessible by wheelchair. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Thursday April 17: Cunning Compass Explorers

Learn how to use a compass and tackle the compass course at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Split into teams and take on the Compass Explorers’ Challenge. Can you solve the questions to claim your prize? 10.30am-12noon. Cost, adult free, child £3.50 Minimum age 7. Not accessible by wheelchair. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

Friday April 18 - Monday April 21 Easter Trail

Come along at any time and use your map of the grounds to locate the hidden eggs. Find all ten and a tasty prize awaits you at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre. 10am-4pm - drop in any time. Cost, adult free, child £3. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

 

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