Overview & description

The stunning dark skies of the National Park, so free from light pollution, are one its very special qualities.

To celebrate, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are teaming up to hold our third annual Dark Skies Festival from 9 to 25 February 2018, with loads of great activities for all to enjoy. 

Previous festivals have included night time cycle rides and lantern walks, rocket and planet making workshops, talks about astronomy, discovering nocturnal creatures, and a fantastic multimedia experience with our pop up planetarium. Not to be missed!

You will be able to find the full programme on our special dark skies website.

If you have stars in your eyes, you can read more about stargazing in the National Park or download our top tips brochure.

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Facilities available at Dark Skies Festival 2018 Yorkshire Dales

  • Child Friendly