Dalby Forest is one of Yorkshire’s most stunning spots and one of our favourite places near York for a walk. In under an hour from York, find yourself embarking on a bike or walking trail (all abilities; clearly marked) or enjoying an amazing adventure playground that’s suitable for all ages. The themed kids’ trails are great fun and reduce the moaning that a long walk usually brings. Exercise, fresh air and a pocket full of sticks to take home are all guaranteed.

Good to know – You only pay for parking, making this a brilliant value day out. Don’t miss the adventure playgrounds, but do venture beyond them as there are lots of things to do in the forest itself. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year.


Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering

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