National Parks remain some of the darkest places in Great Britain, pay a visit to the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival and take the opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the night sky.
Dark Skies Festival
These Dark Skies festivals are all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. This could mean getting out for an activity such as cycling, walking, running or caving at night, attending a stargazing party, or taking part in a daytime event, learning more about star constellations or making a rocket.
Family Friendly Events
This two week long festival has an events programme jam packed full of exciting after dark adventures for the full family to explore.
There are events for families, first-time stargazers and those wishing to expand their knowledge or astrophotography skills further. The event works in conjunction with local astronomy clubs and other star loving organisations to help you discover the wonder of the night skies above your National Parks.
Experience the Beauty of our Natural World
Stargazing is a magical way to bring science alive and to experience the beauty of our natural world. The longer you look up, the more stars you’ll discover.
Enjoy a magical short break in a Stargazing pod at Alton Towers Resort.
Starazing is one of the many activities listed in our ‘101 Activities for families‘.
Celebrating the Jewels of the Night Sky
The North York Moors is one of only 21 locations in the world to be recognised for pristine, dark skies. Since 2016’s inaugural event, the North Yorkshire collaboration has become an unmissable fixture in the calendar, with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities celebrating the jewels of the night sky.
An Unmissable Event
So, what are you waiting for? It’s the season to look up and marvel at the thousands of sparkles in the sky. There’s stay and gaze packages to spend a night under the stars, all manners of night walks, stargazing aplenty, daytime adventures and craft activities, bat-box making, mindful experiences and much more.
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