- Dalby Forest is one of Yorkshire’s most stunning spots. In under an hour from York, find yourself embarking on a bike trail (all abilities; clearly marked), enjoying an amazing adventure playground that’s suitable for all ages or walking the new interactive Gruffalo trail. Download the app before you leave home, then use it to make the characters appear. The kids’ trails are great fun and reduce the moaning that a long walk usually brings. Find all the details of the new Gruffalo trail here.
Good to know – You only pay for parking, making this a brilliant value day out. Don’t miss the adventure playground, but do venture beyond it as there’s loads to do in the forest itself. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year.
Venue: Dalby Forest
Food & Drink: There’s a cafe in the visitor centre and courtyard selling hot and cold drinks and light meals, breakfasts etc. This is a perfect picnic place though. Opening Times: Information Centre open from 10am to 4.30pm and the forest drive is open from 7.30am to 8pm Prices: Just pay to park (£8 March to October) Contact: Visit the website Address: Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT