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Adderstone Field Play Area
(Average user rating: 2 unrated 2/5)

Exciting adventure play equipment for children to enjoy, the large open field is the ideal place to BBQ or play ball games.

Children having fun at Adderstone play area, Dalby Forest

Children having fun at Adderstone play area, Dalby Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshments are now available from Dalby Activity Centre near Adderstone Field.  Hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks are available everyday during school holidays and weekends from Easter to October. 

What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

Never ceases to amaze me (not in a good way!)the queues in the caf are endless and it always seems disorganised and not many smiles. Disappointing.

Anonymous, 15/Aug/2016

Hello, thank you for your comments about our café, I’m sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to our café. We are working with the café manager to reduce queues and improve the service. We always aim to give visitors the best possible service and we apologise if we didn’t achieve this when you visited us.

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Activity Centre is good for a stop off while passing through, good picnic location and good play area to let the kids off the leash for an hour or 2. Caf was staffed by 2 of the grumpiest ladies I've seen in a long while, but the food was ok.

Fish, 7/Jun/2016

Hello, thank you for your comments about Dalby Activity Centre; I am sorry that you were disappointed with the service you received. We always aim to give visitors the best possible service and we apologise if we didn’t achieve this when you visited us.

Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

That is not that much to do without a push bike Go to dixens hollow it just across the road

14 years old boy, 17/Apr/2014

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Last updated: 29th November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Barbeque
  • BBQ stands are located around the forest.
  • Cafe
  • The Courtyard Cafe provides good, wholesome and locally sourced food. For more information please call 01751 460439.
  • Cycling
  • Dalby forest has a range of cycle trails, from family routes to some of the best mountain biking in the country. Please find more information on the dedicated page.
  • Cycle wash
  • The cycle wash is located near Dalby Bike Barn.
  • Forest drive
  • Admission Charge
    Cars
    March to October
    £7.00 all day or
    £4 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    £4 all day
    Motorcycles £2.00
    Mini-buses £15.00
    Coaches £30.00 (must book in advance)
    Discovery Pass £42
    7 Day Pass £20
    The forest drive is open 7.30am to 8.30pm.
    Disabled badge holders are not exempt from charges.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • The signs of past settlers are all around. Burial mounds, linear earthworks of unknown purpose and the remains of a flourishing rabbit warrening industry can be found throughout Dalby.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps for the orienteering course are available from the Visitor Centre.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches can be found at the visitor centre and throughout the forest.
  • Play area
  • Play areas are located at the visitor centre and Adderstone Field. Dalby offers exciting adventure play equipment.
  • Restaurant
  • Tree Tops Restaurant is located at the visitor centre. There are large indoor and outdoor seating areas and great views over the forest. Open 10.00am until 4.00pm daily, extended hours of operation in the summer.
  • Walking
  • Waymarkered trails start from several of the car parks and vary in length, so there is something for everyone. Trail maps are available from the visitor centre £1.
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre and forest shop provide information and leaflets for the forest trails and events. Open 10am to 4pm. For more information call 01751 460295.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets can be found at the visitor centre and at Staindale Lake. Ladies, Gents, Disabled, and baby changing facilities.
  • Wildlife
  • Staindale Lake has a Staindale Lake has a resident population of mallard and tufted ducks as well as Canada geese. Occasional visitors include dabchick, goldeneye and heron. The bird feeding station provides close-up views of many woodland species including siskin, great-spotted woodpecker, bullfinch and coal tit.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SE 882900
Postcode: YO18 7LT

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Contact

Recreation Manager

01751 472771
yorkshirefd@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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