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Explorers Club
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Explorers Club

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, shelter building and owl-pellet dissection.

Booking essential: £15, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.
Email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org or call us on 01653 648598.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

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Junior Rangers
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Rangers

A fun-packed day for children aged 4-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor nature-inspired activities.

This session will be based at the arboretum. Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session.

THIS SESSION IS FULL.

Please check our events pages for other exciting Easter activities for children!

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Dark Skies Festival - Stargazing Evening
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Skies Festival - Stargazing Evening

As part of the Dark Skies Festival join us to explore the wonders of the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, under the expert guidance of members of the York Astronomical Society. 

If the skies are not visible because of bad weather, we'll head into the Visitor Centre for an entertaining illustrated talk about what is up there above the clouds!  

Prices: £4 adults, £2 children (5-16)

Wrap up warm and bring a torch along with you. Refreshments will be available. Booking essential.

This event is now sold-out. For more Dark Skies events, click here.

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Winter Welly Walks
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walks

A Yorkshire Arboretum fundraising institution, generously run by one of our life members and helpers.

Make the most of the festive season and enjoy a walk in the fresh air and glorious surroundings of the arboretum. Return to the visitor centre for hot and cold drinks and home-made treats.

£7 adults, £4 for 11-16yr olds, £2 for 5-10yr olds, under 5s go free. 

Booking now closed.

If you would like to join us for our Winter Welly Walks, please come and pay on the day.

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Winter Welly Walks
Dec
26
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walks

A Yorkshire Arboretum fundraising institution, generously run by one of our life members and helpers.

Make the most of the festive season and enjoy a walk in the fresh air and glorious surroundings of the arboretum. Return to the visitor centre for hot and cold drinks, home-made treats and plenty of festive cheer!

£7 adults, £4 for 11-16yr olds, £2 for 5-10yr olds, under 5s go free.

Booking now closed.

If you would like to join us for our Winter Welly Walks, please come and pay on the day.

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Discovery Day
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour long sessions which start on the hour from 10am-1pm.

Today's activities are mini beasts and story sticks. (Indoor alternatives will be available if the weather is poor).

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Discovery Day
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour long sessions which start on the hour from 10am-1pm.

Today's activities are pond dipping and orienteering. (Indoor alternatives will be available if the weather is poor).

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Kids' Activity Week - Woodland Wizard Day
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week - Woodland Wizard Day

Lots of nature-inspired activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all 4 sessions.

Join the woodland fairy for a day of other-worldly activities including wand making, magic hats, magic potions, relay races, crafts, party snacks, magical drinks and much more.

Fancy dress encouraged! No adults allowed!

Booking essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

£20 per child, £15 for second and subsequent siblings

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Drop off from 8:30am and/or collection at 4pm available by prior arrangement (£4 per child per hour).

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Kids' Activity Week - Beast Day
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week - Beast Day

Lots of nature-inspired activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all 4 sessions.

Today's activities include a minibeast hunt, decomposition activities, art, outdoor music and crafts.

No adults allowed!

Booking essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

£15 per child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Drop off from 8:30am and/or collection at 4pm available by prior arrangement (£4 per child per hour).

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Kids' Activity Week - Creative Arts Day
Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week - Creative Arts Day

Lots of nature-inspired activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all 4 sessions.

Today's activities include making a story stick, meet a tree, crafts and poetry.

No adults allowed!

Booking essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

£15 per child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Drop off from 8:30am and/or collection at 4pm available by prior arrangement (£4 per child per hour).

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Kids' Activity Week - Active Day
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week - Active Day

Lots of nature-inspired activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all 4 sessions.

Today's activities include orienteering, shelter building and crafts.

No adults allowed!

Booking essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

£15 per child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Drop off from 8:30am and/or collection at 4pm available by prior arrangement (£4 per child per hour).

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Explorers' Club
May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Explorers' Club

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, shelter building and owl pellet dissection.

No adults allowed!

Please bring a packed lunch.

£15. £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

Booking essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

 

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Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including a minibeast hunt, decomposition activities, art, outdoor music and crafts. No adults allowed! Please bring a packed lunch, wellies and appropriate clothing.

£15, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 548598 or email us.

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Easter Trails
Mar
24
to Apr 15

Easter Trails

Follow the fun Easter trail and each clue will lead you closer to your sticker. Alternatively ask for  a collecting strip and see what you can find on your own adventure.  The Easter bunny & his friends have lost their tails! Can you find them? Find all the tails hidden amongst the trees & plants, complete the puzzle, then claim your sticker prize!

A free, drop-in event

(normal admission applies)

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Winter Welly Walk
Dec
26
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walk

A Yorkshire Arboretum fundraising institution run entirely by our wonderful volunteers. Make the most of the festive season and enjoy a walk in the fresh air and glorious surroundings of the arboretum. Return to the Visitor Centre for hot and cold drinks, home-made treats and plenty of festive cheer, all included in the price! 

Adults £7, 11-16s £4.50, 5-10s £2.50, Under 5s free. 

Booking not essential, but preferred please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Fungi Foray
Oct
24
1:30 PM13:30

Fungi Foray

Join in the hunt for fungi around the arboretum. See what you can find and have your specimens identified by our expert, Malcolm Greaves. Will it be colourful, will it be unusual, who can tell? 

Adult £7.50, Child (5-16) £5

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Bat Walk
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Bat Walk

Take a dusk walk armed with a bat detector and accompanied by our expert Simon Bassindale. The noises we pick up will help us identify the species we find. 

Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch.

Adults £5, Child £3. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, shelter building, owl pellet dissection, and certificate making. No adults allowed!

£15 per child, including packed lunch.

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Arboretum Explorers' Club - Creative Arts
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Creative Arts

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including make a story stick, meet a tree, story trail, crafts and poetry. No adults allowed! £15 per child, including packed lunch. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Traditional Tales & Finger Puppet Fun
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Traditional Tales & Finger Puppet Fun

Re-enact the Three Little Pigs and The Billy Goats Gruff in the arboretum environment. Can you make it over the bridge before the troll comes? Will the wolf huff and puff? Suitable for ages 3-11.

£3.50 per child.

Sessions start at 10am, 11am and 12 noon. Standard adult admission applies.

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum

We welcome Ryedale Book Festival to the arboretum for a day of fantastic activities for bibliophiles and tree lovers. Join best-selling authors Fiona Stafford (The Long Long Life of Trees) and Karin Celestine (Honey for Tea), international storyteller Cat Weatherill, artist Alice Fox,  and poet Daniela Nunnari sharing their tributes to trees. Younger visitors can enjoy performances of stick stories, old and new, and a range of stick inspired activities (including knitting!) on this fun day out for all the family. 

Full details of all events including the programme for the day and tickets for some activities are available through the Ryedale Book Festival site here

Free

Standard admission applies with additional fees for some ticketed events.

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