Dalby Forest has long been one of our top spots for a family day out from York, thanks to its amazing scenery, cycle and walking trails and epic adventure playground. Our audience loves Dalby too: it was voted Best Family Day out (North York Moors) in this year’s Little Vikings Awards. And guess what? It’s just got even better for children. A new trail at Dalby has just opened, based on the much loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book, Zog.
Head to the Visitor Centre and grab a Zog trail activity pack for £4 before starting the trail for lots of fun things to do on your forest adventure. Children can channel their inner Zog by donning a pair of wings and completing fun challenges to collect golden stars. They can also pop on the magic glasses to look for hidden letters along the way to solve a word puzzle. At the end of the trail, complete a crayon rubbing to get your certificate and take a selfie with Zog himself! The perfect souvenir of your day out. The trail is 1 mile (2km long) and is an easy, accessible route on level, surfaced ground that’s suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
To take your dragon training to the next level, there’s a brand new augmented reality app – ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’ – that’s free to download from your favourite app store. We’d always recommend downloading any apps before you get to the forest as the signal can be patchy
Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Pickering YO18 7LT – Visit the website for more info