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21/10/2014

News Release - The North York Moors National Park

Things to Make, See And Do This Half Term

From treasure hunts and high-octane thrills to spooky crafts and autumnal activities, there’s plenty happening in the North York Moors this October half term. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

The National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay is the place to head on Saturday 25 October for a treasure hunt with a difference. Use GPS units to search for clues and goodies in hidden boxes along a two mile walk from this pretty fishing village.

The National Park has teamed up with East Barnby Outdoor Centre to offer older children (aged nine to 16) an activity day on Tuesday 28 October. Activities on offer include canoeing, mountain biking, dry slope skiing, climbing and body boarding.

At The Moors National Park Centre, Danby there is a range of different craft activities taking place throughout the week including making bat t-shirts and hedgehog homes on Tuesday 28 October and ghoulish and ghostly Halloween creations on Thursday 30 October.

Sally Ann Smith, Events and Exhibitions Coordinator for the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:

“Don’t let the colder weather and darker nights put you off getting out into the North York Moors, there’s still plenty to see and do. Both The Moors National Park Centre at Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre will also be running a spooky self-led trail with a small prize if you find all the clues.”

Booking is advisable for all events apart from the geocache treasure hunt. For more information and to book a place, call 01439 772738.

ENDS


Great Geocaching Treasure Hunt
Saturday 25 October 10:30am - 2pm
Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood's Bay
There's treasure about if you know where to look for it. Using one of our GPS units, enjoy a 2 mile walk searching for clues and goodies located in hidden boxes along the way. The route takes about 2 hours to complete and you can just turn up on the day.
Cost: Family: £5, plus £20 refundable deposit

Holiday Adventure
Tuesday 28 October 9:30am - 4pm
East Barnby Outdoor Centre
East Barnby Outdoor Centre invites you on a high-octane holiday adventure for 9 to 16 year olds (families are welcome too). Depending on the weather, you'll get to try one or two activities each day, 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.
Cost: Adult: £30 Child: £30 Minimum Age: 9
For more details and bookings, contact East Barnby Outdoor Centre on 01947 893333.

Help a Hedgehog
Tuesday 28 October 1:30pm - 3pm
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
Now is the time of year to plan ahead for your local hedgehogs. Their numbers are falling, so find out how you can help them by building a cosy hedgehog home, and indulge in a bit of hedgehog creativity.
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4 Minimum Age: 4
Please call 01439 772738 for more information and to book a place.

Bat-shirts
Tuesday 28 October 10:30am – 12 noon
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
As the nights draw in, discover some of the secrets of a bat's life and hear about how they survive in the National Park. You'll also make beautiful bat T-shirts to wear at Halloween.

Discovery Day
Wednesday 29 October 10:30am - 2:30pm
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
A fun-filled, hands-on introduction to the North York Moors National Park's 'Explorer Club' project. 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.
Cost: Family: £10 For ages: 5-14
Please call 01439 772738 for more information and to book a place.

Impressions of Nature
Wednesday 29 October 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
Make tiles, pendants and bowls from clay, modroc and fabric. Our inspiration will be the natural world all around us.
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4 Minimum Age: 8
Please call 01439 772738 for more information and to book a place.

Halloween Crafts
Thursday 30 October
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
It's that time of year when we come over all spooky – join in the fun with us, making ghoulish, ghostly Halloween crafts. Please book a session at one of the following start times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm.
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £3.50 Minimum Age: 4
Please call 01439 772738 for more information and to book a place.

Media contact
Tel: 01439 772700

Rachel McIntosh, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority r.mcintosh@northyorkmoors.org.uk

The North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites. It was created on 28 November 1952 and became Britain’s sixth national park.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a huge variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire. Nearly 14% of its staff are apprentices from local families.

To view other press releases and for further information about the North York Moors National Park, visit www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

The UK’s 15 national parks are hugely popular with the public - in a poll undertaken by the UK Association of National Park Authorities in February 2013, 93 per cent of people felt national parks were areas of national importance. Public spending on national parks in England is less than £1 per person per year. More information on the UK’s national parks can be found at www.nationalparks.gov.uk