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UK Moth Night
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

UK Moth Night

Join our experts to celebrate UK Moth Night. Wrap up warmly to set some traps and see some samples of what we are likely to find. Soup and hot drinks available.

This event will begin at 7pm, so we would suggest arriving by 6:45pm.

Includes entry to Saturday morning session, inspecting the traps and identifying what has been found! This takes place Saturday 28th at 8am in the Visitor Centre.

Moth Night
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Bat Walk
Sep
7
7:15 PM19:15

Bat Walk

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

Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch!

This event is sold out.

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Kids' Discovery Day
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Discovery Day

Kids’ Discovery Day is back for the summer holidays!

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions which start on the hour from 10am. Indoor alternatives available in the event of poor weather.

Activities include pond dipping and a minibeast hunt with habitat creation.

Normal admission applies, but pre-booking is essential. Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Kids' Discovery Day
Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Discovery Day

Kids’ Discovery Day is back for the summer holidays!

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions which start on the hour from 10am. Indoor alternatives available in the event of poor weather.

Activities include pond dipping and a minibeast hunt with habitat creation.

Normal admission applies, but pre-booking is essential. Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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

Kids' Activity Week: Woodland Wizard Academy

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Join the Woodland Wizard Academy for a day of otherworldly activities including wand making, magic hats, magic potions, relay races, crafts, party snacks, magical drinks and more! Fancy dress encouraged.

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

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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Kids' Activity Week: Science Discovery
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Science Discovery

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

This is an all new science day for children aged 6-11. Have fun and learn something new with fully interactive, creative activities and experiments.

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

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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Kids' Activity Week: Up and About
Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Up and About

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

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

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

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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Kids' Activity Week: Summer Imagination
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Summer Imagination

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Today’s activities include: Meet the trees, crafts and poetry.

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

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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Kids' Activity Week: Minibeast Madness
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Minibeast Madness

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

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

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

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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Fish & Chip Night at the Yorkshire Arboretum
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Fish & Chip Night at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Join us for a glorious, light-hearted summer evening and enjoy delicious fish and chips courtesy of Mobile Fish and Chips of Pickering.

£10 per person. Please make a selection from the menu below.

Please note that this event is pre-booked only, and bookings must be made by 3rd June.

State your order and dietary requirements at the time of booking.

To book call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

Arboretum members get a 10% discount on this event.

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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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