Moon Gazing


The above picture of the moon was taken by The Farmhouse on a mobile phone through our Astronomer Richard Darn’s telescope.

‘Gaze & Graze’ at The Farmhouse

Luxury stargazing at The Farmhouse (Moon Event)

Friday 12th April

The Farmhouse is blessed with beautiful night skies and we are delighted to offer our ‘Gaze & Graze’ evening combining a sumptuous dinner from our barn with an evening with your very own expert astronomer, Richard Darn.

The North York Moors National Park is one of England’s darkest areas and spectacular on clear nights! On a clear night you will see up to 2,000 stars and the majestic Milky Way arching over-head together with star clusters, galaxies and spectacular shooting stars. It’s perfect for just sitting back and enjoying one of Mother Nature’s finest shows.
During this event you will get to study our nearest celestial neighbour in all its glory. The moon will be in the ideal position and phase to view incredible mountains ranges and deep craters. Learn about this alien world which welcomed the first humans aboard Apollo 11 a half century ago. We’ll have telescopes at the ready and encourage you to take a picture using your smartphone (see image above for example) and go on a tour of the spring sky. Plus there’ll be a colourful interactive talk and a chance to handle space rocks over four billion years old!

The above picture of the moon was taken by The Farmhouse on a mobile phone through Richard Darn’s telescope.

For Tickets and more information please click the above link button ’Tickets’
Wrap up warm and enjoy stunning views.
7.15pm til 8.15pm – Warming Stew, with Root Vegatables and Dauphioise potatoes followed by StickyToffee Pudding and Cream! Accompanying glass of wine.**
8.15 – 9.30pm The Moon Gazing Begins……Richard Darn will talk you through the nights sky, including the stars and the moon before heading outside to navigate the nights skies with the help of his telescope.
9.30-9.45pm Hot Drinks & Toddies and toasted marshmallows.
9.45pm til 10.30pm A more informal chance to talk with Richard Darn, take stunning imagery on your own smart phone (through the telescope) or simply lie down with blankets and binoculars to enjoys the nights sky. #thefarmhouseyorkshirehq

* If you would like to stay at The Farmhouse in one of Our Estate Cottages you can find out more and email us via our website – link in profile above £55 per person

Reviews from our last Luxury Dark Skies at The Farmhouse:

“We all thought last night was truly brilliant, the whole event was incredible from start to finish. Set in a beautiful location, the Carr family made us feel so welcome and everything ran smoothly with delicious food throughout. Astronomer, Richard Darn made the sky come to life and explained everything perfectly. I can’t recommend this event and venue enough, great job @thefarmhouseyorkshirehq
– Natalie Hesketh, Manchester
“I can’t think of a thing I would change, it was absolutely heavenly. Everything is top quality and maximum luxury, the location is superb, the family were super helpful and kind. We took part in the astronomy night and thoroughly enjoyed it – the astronomer was really great – accommodated all levels of knowledge and had a great sense of humour. The food was absolutely scrumptious and the whole thing was really good fun. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone wanting a lovely break in a beautiful place.”
– Marion and Chris Palmann, Cambridgeshire”
“Wonderful event, we enjoyed everything. Great home cooked food, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Fabulous welcome and brilliant hosts. Informative talk and got some great pictures of the moon, we were very lucky to have a clear night. Would highly recommend.”
– David Overton
“The stargazing event was also a real treat, it felt very personal and Richard was a delight to listen to. We spent the rest of our trip looking up and trying to remember the things he spoke about!”
– Sarah Bryan, London
“We attended the luxury star gazing evening at The Farmhouse Yorkshire. The moon and stars were looking truly majestic! Second only to the outstanding hosting by all the friendly, warm and welcoming staff and of course the knowledgeable and humerous Richard Darn. Fantastic homemade food, drink, clear skies and telescopes, what more could you want! They went above and beyond to create a truly magical evening.”
– Jon Donohue

Children over 14 years are welcome.
The Farmhouse, Orchard Farm, Goathland, Whitby, YO22 5JX
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We hope you can join us for our Gaze and Graze evening on Friday 12th April!

The Carr Family.