February Half Term in Scarborough

Breathe in the fresh February air and discover plenty of things to see and do this half term here in Scarborough and across the North Yorkshire Coast.

With over 8,000 acres of forest to explore, Dalby Forest is the perfect place to spend some quality family time outdoors.

The team at Dalby have put together some fun-filled activities to keep the whole family entertained. So, pack up your picnic and enjoy a low-cost day in nature!

Gruffalo’s 25th birthday trail

As part of the adventure, families will be encouraged to work together to search for missing party items whilst enjoying fun and games along the trail. Participants will also learn about the intricate ways plants and animals look after each other.

The Gruffalo orienteering trail

Try a fun, navigational challenge at Dalby Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Bonus if you spot the Gruffalo hiding in the trees!

Grandfather Oak playground

Swing, hide and spark their imaginations at the Grandfather Oak playground. Test their climbing skills with so much for the mind to explore. Hide away in wooden teepees, clamber on the climbing frame or make their way round the playground and find joy in the wild play area.

Go Ape Treetop Adventure 

Built for the whole family, this is the ultimate tree-top experience of wobbly bridges, intricate crossings and a zip wire finale. The perfect high ropes course for kids as well as mum, dad and grandparents.

Or try Life on Two Wheels

Get started or tune up those cycling skills with training courses for little legs, hosted by Dalby Forest Cycle Hub.

With themed trails, play areas, safe off-road cycling and lots of space to create your own woodland adventure, your nearby Dalby Forest is the perfect place for a family day out this February half term.

The North York Moors Dark Skies Festival takes place from 9th to 25th February.

Did you know that the North York Moors National Park is one of just seven locations across the UK which is recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve? The low light pollution makes this a fantastic area to enjoy the night sky and see sights that aren’t visible elsewhere.

This extraordinary event is designed for the entire family, offering a whole host of after-dark adventures to ignite your sense of wonder.

Enjoy captivating night walks, delve into the mysteries of star gazing and unleash your creativity through crafting and night-time photography. For an unforgettable getaway, consider a stay a Thirley Cotes Farm to enhance your Dark Skies Festival experience.

Find out more about the Dark Skies Festival programme here.

Visit the Seahorse Hotel this February half term at SEA LIFE in Scarborough. Meet and learn all about these incredible creatures, as well as other amazing animals throughout the aquarium.

Take on challenges, design your own seahorse, learn about the oceans and have lots of fun learning all about wildlife and how we can help. Find out more on the Sea Life Scarborough website.

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