Humble Bee Farm an the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival February 2024

Humble Bee Farm is a ‘stellar’ place to explore the night sky!

Low light pollution and the fresh air of the Yorkshire Wolds means the heavens above can look incredible.

Bring your binocular or your telescope and if the skies are clear of clouds, you’ll be wowed by the views of the Milky Way, the planets, stars and galaxies.

Dark Skies February 2024

As well as our very own nocturnal experience, the North York Moors National Park hosts its ninth annual Dark Skies Festival from 9th February to 25th February 2024.

This much-loved event is now one of the best of its kind, so prebooking is essential.

The events take place at various locations in the National Park, parts of which are just a 30-minute drive from Humble Bee Farm, so why not stay and gaze?

Full details here:

After Dark Family Adventures

The North York Moors National Park is just one of 21 locations IN THE WORLD that is recognised for its pristine, dark skies and has International Dark Sky Reserve status.

There are some daylight workshops too if younger members get sleepy as the sun sets.

Selected events include:

Stargazing Dalby Forest

Various dates during the festival.


Dark Skies – Walking in Heartbeat Country

9th February 5.30pm

Starry Skies at Terrington

9th February 9.30pm

Robin Hood’s Bay Dark Skies Walk

10th February 5.30pm

Dark Skies at Sutton Bank

10th February from 6.45pm

11th February from 6.45pm

15th February from 6.45pm

Hole of Horcum Walk

24th February 5.30pm

What to do next

If you want to immerse yourself in all this astronomical, then book your places on the Dark Skies Website.

You can also book your stay with us as the borders of the North York Moors National Park is just a short drive away.