The North York Moors Tourism Network
The North York Moors Tourism Network is the Destination Management and Marketing Organisation for the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire coast fishing villages, working with North York Moors National Park Authority.
Our focus is on marketing, product development and acting as a catalyst to create new ways for visitors to enjoy this beautiful area. We hope you'll join us!
Plans for Dark Skies Festival: 15 Feb - 3 March 2019
If you'd like to get involved in the next Dark Skies Festival, please register your interest asap by emailing Mike Hawtin
Businesses who took part this year had some incredibly successful events so the intention for next year is to have as many events and dates as possible agreed by the end of September. This will allow more accommodation providers to get in on the act with plenty of time to promote the festival events to their potential guests, even the ones staying in October half term. This year we're introducing a theme. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (20th July 1969). The first week of the festival will have a full Moon so the 2019 theme will be the Moon.
It doesn’t mean that every event will have a Moon theme. It’s a great opportunity though for some creative thinking for outdoor events under a full moon, moonlit walks and folklore, moon photography workshops, the Moon and the tides with coastal themes...
We’re running our Starmakers training in September so we’ll have a few more people available people to help run or support events and we also have the Moon and Dark Sky times throughout the festival to help with your planning. Most events are run by individual businesses under the banner of the Dark Skies Festival so if you have an idea or need some advice on contacts or speakers and even venues, get in touch with Mike Hawtin
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Members are invited to informative and fun events. You'll be able to participate in our marketing activities, receive the newsletter and use our range of practical business support resources.
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