Dark Skies Festival 2022

Dark Skies Festival (18 February – 6 March 2022)

A wonderful opportunity to get out and appreciate the starry skies of our International Dark Sky Reserve.

The programme will be a mix of free and paid-for events. More details on the website HERE

18th Feb 2022 – 26th Feb 2022 Dalby Forest Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

19th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 26th Feb, 5th Mar 2022 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk
Journey through the narrow streets and alleyways of Bay as you listen to tales of the strange and supernatural mingling with ancient legends, smugglers, shipwrecks, spiritual mysteries and rip roaring ghost stories.

Please wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. Suitable for all the family. The walk lasts just over one hour.

Adult: £7 Child: £4 (under 14) Booking not required, just turn up.

19th Feb 2022 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mindful night walk in Whitby
Join us for a guided walk featuring stargazing, wildlife, historic views of Whitby by night and more!
It’s a family event for all ages! Adult: £8. Children under 8 free Email whitby@yha.org.uk

21st Feb 2022 – 6th Mar 2022 Constellation trail – daytime activity
£5 per child (with a prize) Drop in any time between 10.30am – 3pm. The Moors National Park Centre YO21 2NB

22nd Feb 2022 (all day) Inspired by… Dark Skies printed lantern workshop
Make a paper lantern using relief printing techniques inspired by the night sky.
For adults and children. All children to be accompanied by an adult.
FREE, but, you must book online via North York Moors National Park Eventbrite

23rd Feb 2022 11:00 am – 11:45 am Inspired by… The Starry Night – children’s art workshop
Various workshop times throughout the day. Wheelchair accessible. All children to be accompanied by an adult.
Inspired by… gallery. Lodge Lane, YO21 2NB
Adult: Free (with child). Child: £4.50
Book via North York Moors National Park Eventbrite

25th Feb 2022 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Evening Adventure Walk on the Cleveland Way
Clay Bank car park TS9 7J.  Adult: £22 Child: £12 (under 13s)
Book via River Mountain Experience website

26th Feb 2022 – 6th Mar 2022 CPRE Star Count 2022 FREE – Sign up to register your interest

26th Feb 2022 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm Dark Skies at Danby
Come and explore the majestic winter sky at its best and marvel at the many wonders from stellar nurseries and brilliant galactic clusters, to supernova remnants and remote galaxies. All in the heart of the beautiful International Dark Sky Reserve.
The Moors National Park Centre, YO21 2NB
Adult: £6. Child: £3 (min age 10)
Book via North York Moors National Park Eventbrite

6th Mar 2022 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dark sky meander at Dalby
First, there’ll be warming drinks and delicious hot food. We’ll then take you on a short, sensory night- time walk.
Adult: £42. Child: £32 (10-16 years old)
Book via Adventures for the Soul website


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