Events at Skipton Castle Woods

Here’s a preview of some of the forthcoming events at Skipton Castle Woods. We add events throughout the season so please keep checking back for more ways to explore the woodland. 

Skipton Castle Woods in winter

Wrap up warm and explore the wintry beauty of the Woods

****sold out*** Skipton Castle Woods Wassailing Adventure – Saturday 1 December 

An imaginative romp through a world of wassailing fun as we celebrate some of our ancient seasonal traditions in the great outdoors!  

Led by two red-cheeked, woollen-clad singers on a wassail into Skipton Castle Woods.  

Gather winter fuel with Good King Wenceslas, dance with the first of the Snowflakes, and help the woodland creatures deck the halls for their Christmas Feast! With mad-cap games, music and off-the-wall activities, plenty of fun and laughter are guaranteed in a Rusticus Adventure full of warming good cheer and rousing songs – whatever the weather!  

Wonderful for adults and children alike – get into the Christmas spirit! Adults £7, children £5, under 2s go free.

For more details and to book see here


Free Tree Giveaway

Friday 7th December 12noon – 2.30pm

Outside of Skipton Town Hall, High Street, Skipton BD23 1AH

We are thanking National Lottery players this Christmas by offering ticket-holders a free treat. Without National Lottery players, the £7.9billion of funding awarded to more than 43,000 heritage projects and organisations since 1994, would not be possible.  Back in 2013, Woodland Trust Skipton Castle Woods was one of these projects.

Bring a new scratch card or current draw lotto ticket and speak to one of the team from Skipton Castle Woods to pick up a free tree (while stock lasts) to plant in your garden as a thank you. 

Terms and conditions

One National Lottery ticket entitles the holder to collect 1 free tree from Woodland Trust, Skipton Castle Woods staff and volunteers outside Skipton Town Hall.

  • The National Lottery ticket must have been purchased between 1st September 2018 and 7 December 2018.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for the offer (including both National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery Scratchcards). Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket.
  • The offer is valid on 7 December 2018. Woodland Trust will be giving away trees from 12noon to 2.30pm (dependent on availability).
  • The promoter is The Woodland Trust
  • In the event of queries on the day, the manager’s decision is final