• The Moors National Park CentreWhitby


    Located on the outskirts of the village of Danby, The Moors National Park Centre is at the very heart of the beautiful North York Moors and is the perfect place to start any visit to the National Park. Find out about the people, places and wildlife of the North York Moors with the interactive exhibits and take a look at the acclaimed Inspired by… Gallery, with its changing exhibitions of work by accomplished artists.

    For kids, there’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall, children’s trails and a lively events programme. There are pushchair and wheelchair friendly woodland and riverside trails around the grounds and plenty of picnic areas and seating if you just want to sit back and soak up the fantastic views across the Esk Valley.

    There’s also an Information Centre for inside info on the North York Moors National Park. Remember your visit to this special place with a gift from the shop or sit back and enjoy a taste of the Moors with a bite to eat from the Woolly Sheep café. The Woolly Sheep also has free wi-fi available to customers.

    Prices and Opening Times


    Open daily 10am – 5pm

    From February half-term to July, September and October

    August – daily 9.30am – 5.30pm

    Weekends only November – February half-term 10.30am – 4.30pm

    Contact Details

    Address: Lodge Lane, Danby
    YO21 2NB
    Tel: 01439 772737
    Web: www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/the-moors-centre
    Email: moorscentre@northyorkmoors.org.uk

    Half a mile from the centre of Danby village, follow the brown signs from the A171. 15 miles from Whitby YO21 2NB (OS Grid Reference: NZ 717 084).

    From April to October, you can get to the Centre on Sundays and Bank Holidays using either the Moorsbus Network. It’s also an easy 15 minute stroll from Danby Station on the Esk Valley Railway

    Attraction Facilities

    • Cafe
    • Picnic Site
    • Toilets
    • Shop
    • Baby Changing Facilities


    • Groups Welcome
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available


    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • On Site Parking
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired
    • Disabled Access
    • Cycle storage
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome

    Payment Details

    • All Major Credit Cards Accepted
    • Sterling Traveller's Cheques Accepted
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