North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park
The Moors National Park Centre
Danby
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 2NB
England

Website

www.visitnorthyorkshiremoors.co.uk

E-mail

education@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk

Telephone

01439 770657

Fax

01287 660308

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The Moors National Park Centre
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The North York Moors National Park is rich in cultural heritage and contains over 12,000 historic monuments. The National Park Education Service provides activities and resources to help groups of all ages and abilities experience, understand and enjoy this special place.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Association or society

Opening hours

Open to Education Groups Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00 all year.
Open to the public April to October daily 10.00-17.00
November,December and March daily 10.30-15.30
January and February weekends only 10.30-15.30

Admission charges

Admission Free
Education Activities for Groups from £2.00 to £4.00 per child

Additional info

Advanced booking essential for group education activities.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

National Park Teachers' Pack

http://www.moors.uk.net

This teachers' pack describes all the activities provided for schools by the North York Moors National Park Education Service. Includes talks and presentations, guided walks, habitat studies, history and geography based activities, habitat studies, arts and crafts, practical conservation tasks.

How to obtain

Ring 01439 770657 and ask for the Education Service or e mail education@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk

Life in a Victorian Village

http://www.moors.uk.net

A practical 'hands on' history activity for KS2 school groups that makes use of a remarkable collection of historical documents held in the village hall at Levisham, a beautiful village in the North York Moors. Children explore the village and use a variety of original documents including maps, tithe schedules, census records and photographs to discover what the community was like in the mid 19th century and who lived there.

How to obtain

Ring 01439 770657 for further details and a free teachers' pack.

National Park website

Website resources including information about cultural heritage, buildings and planning in the North York Moors National Park. Go to www.moors.uk.net and follow the links to the Learning Zone.

The Tudors at Danby Castle

http://www.moors.uk.net

Guided walk and visit to Danby Castle for KS2 school groups. Explore the remains of Danby Castle, once home to Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. Discover what life might have been like 400 years ago and dress in period costume.

How to obtain

Advance booking essential. Ring 01439 770657 for further details and a free teachers' pack.

Tudor Portraits

http://www.moors.uk.net

Following a guided walk and visit to Danby Castle, once home to Catherine Parr, children enjoy an afternoon of art and are introduced to Tudor portraits and Tudor painting techniques. If time permits children may also be able to try 'pouncing' and /or making carbon copies of Tudor faces.

How to obtain

Advance booking essential. Ring 01439 770657 for further details and a free teachers' pack.

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