Our events for all ages bring the community together.

Fun filled events that bring the community together and enhance a love of Rowntree Park


The Friends of Rowntree Park offer a range of events throughout the year for all ages. These include a range of family and children’s events such as forest school and nature/eco-based sessions. We also run adult craft and wellbeing sessions, nature walks and have live music in the park when we can. Our Forest School leader also offers some children’s parties when there is availability, see more here.

Some of our events require booking in advance, therefore please see the booking page to check what events are currently running that need booking in advance. Please check Facebook for up-to-date information on events.

The Friends of Rowntree Park also handle external bookings for the park. As it is a ‘managed’ park, activities have to be booked. Through 2021 we have activities such as Yoga & Pilates, Salsa, Lindy Hopping, Parent dance classes, chess events, theatre, Cancer Research charity events, Cycle training and more. If you’d like to find out more about booking an event at Rowntree Park get in touch

If you have an idea for an events and activity, whether as an independent person/organisation or something you want to run in conjuction with us – get in touch and we can chat!

Contact for more details.

Family/Children events

We have weekly forest school for 2-5 year olds and monthly Saturday Forest School for 6-12 year olds. We run sessions for home-educated children too. There is also the VYF and yoga for children. We also run a range of art, craft, ‘eco’ and nature events through the year.

Adult events

Our craft group meets on Monday afternoons in term time.
We also have ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ sessions, as well as nature walks, and bird- and bat-watching events.



Forest School Rowntree Park York

Events for schools and nurseries

We offer a range of bespoke sessions for educational settings. These include Forest School and survival experiences as well as nature-based sessions tailored to the curriculum and needs of the children.


What’s on?
See our calendar of events

Some events and activities are run by outside providers. You can find out more about other events based in Rowntree Park below. Please contact the providers directly if you have any questions. See below.

We have some Tree Trails and Yoga Trails set up in the park. You can buy your leaflet for just £1 from the cafe.

There is a permanent orienteering course set up in the park by Eborienteers.  Maps can be borrowed from the cafe or you can download the maps for the three routes here

Events from outside providers

Tennis – Rowntree Park Tennis club manage the tennis courts. Courts must be booked in advance and are available to both members and non-members of the club. The club also offer a range of tennis lessons for adults and children of all abilities. Find out more here

Nordic Walking – two groups use the park as their starting and endpoint on Mondays and Fridays. You can find out more via York Council.

Pilate and Yoga in the Park – throughout summer and autumn 2021 there have been a few sessions a week. Once they can return to their studio, they will still run sessions in the park, but less often. See here for details (York Pilates People).

Kindermusik – Regular weekday sessions. See here for details.

Tree Babies – relaxation and meditation for children under 12 months and their parents. Monthly. Contact Kirsty for information :

Tai Chi – These Saturday mornings sessions start at 9am and combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Contact Richard for details: