Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.
Rick and his band have a fantastic live show which will have everyone (including the trees!) dancing to the classic hits as well as acclaimed new material from the number one album ‘50’. Don't miss out his appearance in the Great Yorkshire Forest on the 23rd June!
Your private gym, the forest. We’ve built a series of introductory running 3,2,1 km routes, and worked with a personal trainer to offer you a free email & video programme to get you running in the forest.
Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.
Have a forest adventure on the Gruffalo orienteering course in Dalby Forest!
Kids will love the excitement of using a simple map to try and find the Gruffalo markers. Having found each marker they need to answer the question related to the marker in their Gruffalo orienteering leaflet.
Easy going, all abilities, play and adventure or peace and quiet, we have the trail for you.
Head out and try our range of bike trails around the forest. Drop into Dalby Bike Barn for cycles, repairs, courses and bike advice. Contact Dalby Bike Barn on 01751 460049. You can also hire electric bikes, perfect for exploring the forest drive or green cycle routes.
Dalby offers a range of exciting adventure play equipment for children of all ages to enjoy.
Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.
Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.
Based just a short walk from Adderstone Field and the World Cup Car Park Dalby Activity Centre can host an exciting day or half day of outdoor activities and/or paintball. Take a look and book at our Dalby Activity Centre page.
From papermaking to duck races there's always something to join in with at Dalby Forest.
Forests are for everyone, everywhere. There are many opportunities to explore and discover in Dalby Forest.
If you are hungry or thirsty after your forest adventure call in at the Visitor Centre where you will find Dalby Forest Cafe. The cafe is open 7 days a week, for catering enquiries please call 01751 460077.
Many of you already know about the Dry Stone Wall Maze project taking place here at Dalby and have asked for updates. For others new to the exciting plans, we want to bring you up to speed.
You can be part of this enormous and exciting project! For information on our Dry Sone Wall Maze Stone Carving Workshops, please click here.
Enjoy visiting Dalby Forest in 2016 with a Discovery Pass. Buy or renew online or come in and see us at the Visitor Centre. Why not treat your friends or family to a present that lasts all year long?
Find out more about opening times, admission charges and other useful information before you head out.
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What do other visitors say?
3 StarsAnonymous, 31/Aug/2016
Parking was excessive, why do the charges double in the summer? I think this is too much, I can understand a small increase to help raise money for upkeep but 8 per car is too much, especially for larger families with two cars. Other than that, a very nice day with lovely scenery.
Forestry Commission Response
Hello, thank you for your comments about the admission charge. Income generated from the admission charge is reinvested into the maintenance and development of the facilities such as walking and cycling trails, play areas and picnic sites. With regards to the summer/winter charge, the £8 summer charge covers admission for a day, as days are shorter in winter we reduce this to £4. Please note that there is a £4 charge after 4pm in the summer. Once again, thanks for your comment, we hope this explains the reason for the admission charge.
David Morris, 26/Aug/2016
We have been coming to Dalby forest for the past six years ,we love it!
It gets better ever year.
BUT.... What has happened to the cafe?
We were in Pickering for a weeks holiday, we always spend at least 5 of those days in the forest, and have always had our lunch in the cafe. And every time we have been we have always said how great the food , drinks and service have been...
After our second day this year we brought our lunch with us.
No food on the menu available ( TAKE IT OFF IF YOU DONT SELL IT)after queueing for 45minutes! Staff not interested, tables dirty , lots of angry customers.
Why has this happened? Do you not care anymore?
Forestry Commission Response
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.
5 StarsClaire, 18/Aug/2016
I visited Dalby for the first time today. I was there with my partner and 4 children all day. A fantastic day out. I think the parking fee of 8.00 was a bargain for a full day out. We had fun in the stream. Walked the dog. Did the stick man trail, had a picnic and played at the park. I was very impressed. We will be back again soon.