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Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest

Country Park

Forestry Commission Yorkshire, Outgang Road, Pickering, YO18 7EL

Tel: 0300 067 4300

A view of York Minster

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About us

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover, including our Grand Father Oak play area for children, family BBQ and picnic areas, adrenalin activities for the thrill seekers and walking and cycling trails for all.

The Visitor Centre houses a café serving a wide range of locally produced snacks and meals for all the family, information point and toilets. Dalby Courtyard is home to craft & business workshops, café bike hire centre centre.

Burn off some energy on the cycle trails and explore the forest. Our quality trails range from family routes to highly technical routes. Dalby Bike Barn offers high quality bikes to buy and hire suiting all ages. Visit www.dalbybikebarn.co.uk.

Go Ape’s have adventure courses, with high ropes and zip wires amongst the trees for adults and children, or Forest Segways for fun on the ground. Visit www.goape.co.uk.

For a relaxing stroll within the forest choose a way-marked trail, including some trails classified as suitable for all abilities, wheelchair users and pushchairs.

In the heart of the forest Dalby Activity Centre provides activities including paintballing, archery and many more. Visit www.dalbyactivitycentre.co.uk.

For more information about opening hours and charges visit


Children's Playground

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.

Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.

Opening Times

* Forest Open 08.00 - 20.00

Visitor Centre - 10.00 - 16.00

Guide Prices

Vehicle Entrance Charge.

Car - £8 (Mar - Oct). After 4pm, £4
Car - £4 (Nov - Feb).
Mini Bus - £20
Coaches (Pre-Booked) £35
Coaches (Not Pre-Booked) £50

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Awards

  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Gold Award Green Tourism Gold Award 2018
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2016

Road Directions

From the West, follow the A64 to Malton and take the A169 to Pickering. Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Rd, turning at the Fox and Rabbit Public House.

From the North, follow A19 south towards Middlesbrough. Take A171 towards Whitby and the A169 to Pickering turning at the Fox and Rabbit Public House following the brown tourist signs.

The nearest railway station is Malton, which is 12 miles away.

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