Days Out: Hidden Horizons, North Yorkshire

Stars in the dark skies at Gisburn Forest.
Stars in the dark skies at Gisburn Forest.
0
Have your say

Discover dinosaurs along the coast or take a trip to see the moon by signing up for one of Hidden Horizons events in the upcoming months.

You can even discover the most far-flung corners of the universe at their popular Deep Sky Exploring nights.

The fascinating topics and interactive nature of these events mean they are enjoyable and educational for all the family. Learn together as you are guided through the night skies by an expert astronomer at their Deep Sky Exploring night.

This event also gives you the opportunity to use a professional telescope and experience their wonderful planetarium. And don’t worry too much about it getting chilly on the evening - the event includes hot chocolates, snacks and toasted marshmallows around a fire.

You don’t need any prior knowledge to enjoy these events to their maximum – simply turn up with some enthusiasm and lots of warm clothes.

The location of the event – Dalby Forest Visitors Centre in the North York Moors National Park – is one of a selection of Dark Sky Discovery Sites in Yorkshire and gives you the opportunity to be able to see the Milky Way on a clear night.

This event is a brilliant way to bring science and nature alive for children and inspire everyone to learn more about the universe around us – and as Yorkshire has some of the darkest skies in the UK why not give astronomy a go.

Plus, it means you don’t have to spend all the winter months wondering what to do on an evening – instead wrap up and make the most of the dark wintery skies.

Unsurprisingly, these events do sell out so make sure to plan your evening in advance.

FACTFILE - HIDDEN HORIZONS

Address: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Telephone: 07964 759433

Email: contact@hiddenhorizons.co.uk

Prices: £12 adult, £8 under 16’s

Website: www.hiddenhorizons.co.uk

More: www.yorkshire.com

Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Country braced for three more years of rationing as Princess Elizabeth marries