Summer events in the National Park

North York Moors National Park logoThere’s so much going on in the North York Moors National Park this summer we haven’t space to include it all.  Here’s a taster, for lots more information please visit the Park website.

It’s National Parks Week (23-31 July) – one week of events, two festivals, tons of fun! And it all kicks off with the second pop-up Artisan Art Fair in the ground of The Moors National Park Centre (22-23 July), a celebration of North Yorkshire’s creative artists and makers. Held in conjunction with Scarborough Arts Forum, it’s an opportunity to browse and buy inspiring works, meet the artists and watch them demonstrate their techniques.

Danby Live! on the Saturday night (22 July) features Yorkshire singer-songwriter Rupert Stroud along with Sheffield-based band The Buffalo Skinners, whose music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony, and set in the enchanting grounds of The Moors Centre, 

This is hotly followed by ParkFest (23 July), our family fun day and the biggest event in the North York Moors National Park’s calendar, before finishing with MoorFest (30 July) at Sutton Bank National Park Centre where we’ll have mini guided walks. living history group English Companions, Hawk and Owl Trust, find out more about bees and see the working hive, felt demos and much more!

You can also get hands-on as the This Exploited Land of Iron team begin their Community Archaeology Excavation (25-29 July) at Goathland Incline, part of the Festival of Archaeology. Once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, fuelled by the discovery of ironstone and the coming of the railways – join the dig in search of the industrial past of the North York Moors, identify the finds, and hear about the lives of the miners, railwaymen and their families.

There’s also a week of family-friendly activities, walks and experiences, from archery, butterfly treasure hunt, discover dinosaurs and geocaching! Browse our full list of events. There’s plenty for children and families to do, so come to the National Park Centres at Danby and Sutton Bank and celebrate ‘bringing people together’.


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