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Dalby Forest

Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

  • Kids looking at tree at Dalby Forest in Pickering
  • Kids picnicking at Dalby Forest in Pickering
  • Dad and son at Dalby Forest in Pickering

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

People have been attracted to Dalby, the Great Yorkshire Forest for thousands of years, and burial mounds, earthworks and other traces have all been found there.

Nowadays it’s a hub for adventure! Explore the forest on foot, bike or by swinging through the canopy on Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.

You’ll also find two fantastic children’s play areas, a bike hire centre and a great programme of events. And after all that relax at Dalby Forest Cafe situated in the visitor centre.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Forestry Commission , Low Dalby, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT, England

Dalby can be accessed from the A169 Pickering to Whitby road or the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road.


Click here to visit Dalby Forest's website
01751 460295

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00


Free admission.

More Information

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed. 


Toilet facilities are located in visitor centre, courtyard complex, Staindale Lake and Adderstone Field (March -October).

Clothing requirements

Suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor environment and weather conditions.

Guest suitability

There are many accessible walks and trails within the forest. Some areas may not be accessible due to gradient.

Parking facilities

Parking fee

March to October: £7.00 all day or £4.00 after 16:00

November to February: £4.00 all day

Public transport

Local bus in next village, Thornton Le Dale.


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