We deliver tailored training packages for tourism businesses on how to attract dark sky tourists. Starry skies are a major attraction and offer another compelling reason to visit many of our most scenic areas. The work we have just completed in the North East of England saw over 100 businesses trained with a 100% recommendation rate.
“A truly inspiring evening. Everything was explained in laymen’s terms.”
Catherine Thompson, Byrness Hotel, Northumberland
“I’m very impressed. Focused on the business case.”
Rupert Richardson, Dowfold House B & B, Northumberland
We also run astro workshops and star parties for a range of abilities, from novices to advanced. Each event is designed to suit the audience, but the overriding aim is to entertain, enthuse and educate. We have successfully run hundreds of such events over many years combining activities for children, telescope viewing and colourful presentations. We also work with tourism businesses to stage astronomy weekends.
In addition we can provide advice for areas and communities who may want to pursue dark sky status under schemes run by the International Dark Sky Association and Dark Sky Discovery.
And if you want to set up and run an observatory we also have a wealth of experience we can share to help you avoid costly mistakes.
For a summary of the Star Tips for Profit Astro Tourism workshops delivered in the North East of England click the link.
Forestry Commission, Nottinghamshire
Forestry Commission, Lake District
Animating Dark Skies Partnership (includes Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park and North Pennines AONB)
Forest of Bowland AONB
Allen Valleys Landscape Project
Yorkshire Dales National Park
North York Moors National Park
Low Mill Outdoor Centre (Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales)
Redesdale Arms Hotel (Otterburn, Northumberland)
Kielder Campsite (Kielder, Northumberland)
Bow Rigg Campsite (Bellingham, Northumberland)
The Haven (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
Forest View Inn (Byrness, Northumberland)
Ninebanks Youth Hostel, Northumberland
Twice Brewed Inn, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
Yorkshire Dark Sky Festival