Blog » Month: January 2022

Dark Skies Festival (18 February – 6 March 2022)

  Here at the North York Moors National Park we’re celebrating our seventh Dark Skies Festival in February, alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We know how much you love your cosmic activities and every year it’s a pleasure to showcase just how special our dark skies are. In December 2020, we were designated International…

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Winter Fuel Grant from Racing Welfare

About the grant: Racing Welfare is offering Winter Fuel Grants to those who currently work (and/or who have lost their job/work due to Coronavirus) in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. This grant is specifically aimed at meeting increased winter fuel costs for those living on or below the Minimum Income Standard. If you are…

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Young people asked to reach for the stars in Dalby Forest!

Young people in North Yorkshire are being asked to submit designs for an observatory in Dalby Forest.   Forestry England is running a competition to design a building in which visitors can view in comfort the area’s Dark Skies through telescopes. The winning designs will go on display in the Forest in the spring.  …

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Calling Former Teachers – Your local schools need you

WorkwithSchools, the Department of Education and the schools of York and North Yorkshire are looking for your help. As a former teacher or TA, your skills are needed to join the campaign to get staff back into schools. A word from Mel Horn, Business Manager – WorkwithSchools: “We’ve been inundated with school bookings and so…

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Classes for children at Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley.

Ballet with Jill Robertson Children’s classes are held on a Saturday in term time from 10am for Children 3+, with Mrs Jill Robertson, a qualified and registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.  Visit www.helmsleyarts.co.uk for full details or contact Jill on 01642 762911 jillrobertson@hotmail.co.uk.         Harminis Baby and Toddler Music…

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Changing schools in the middle of the year

A question we often get asked is how we deal with pupils changing in the middle of the year.  How can we help?  Starting from scratch can be daunting at the best of times.  Having to change schools during the year is just that little bit extra scary.  What does a school like Scarborough College…

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Introducing Bike Club

Buying a kids bike is so last year…now you can subscribe instead! Bike Club is revolutionising the world of two wheels as the UK’s first kids bike subscription service. They believe that children should have the opportunity to fall in love with an active healthy lifestyle through cycling and so provide a service to families…

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Big Garden Bird Watch: Activities to do with the kids

Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch – It’s fun, free and for everyone. The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch is happening 28-30 January 2022 so we’ve put some ideas together of things you can do with the kids all around the topic of birds!! Big Garden Bird Watch For an hour, over the weekend 28th…

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Moneyhub: Taking control of your finances in 2022

What’s on top of your New Year’s Resolution list this year?  This year, I’m focussing on getting the family finances in order.  I want this year to be different.  I want the family holiday this summer to be paid for long before we go,  I don’t want to have that familiar feeling in the middle…

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Superworm will be launching at Dalby Forest on 8 January 2022

Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new adventure at Dalby Forest Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest. The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask. Set off with Superworm…

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I have left my partner, what do we do now?

Making the decision to end your relationship and leave your partner can feel like a sense of relief for some but for many it also leaves you with a lot of questions about what you do next about separation, divorce, access to your children, what happens to any joint property and assets.   When you…

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Classes with Spaces

As everyone gets back in to the swing of things, I thought it would be helpful to highlight the classes with spaces, ordered by town. The New Year is often a time for changing routines and starting new activities. To help provide some inspiration, here are some ideas of new ones you might like to…

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