Broughton By Night

Join us for lights out and appreciate our magnificent night skies

Experience the celestial wonders like never before at Broughton Sanctuary. Join us for an enchanting journey through the cosmos in our new event series, “Broughton By Night.” Nestled on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an International Dark Sky Reserve, this is a must-visit destination for astronomy enthusiasts and all those captivated by the beauty of the night sky.

Whether you’re an avid stargazer or a novice enthralled by our universe, bring your binoculars or use our powerful stargazing equipment for educative tours with an expert astronomer. Witness awe-inspiring deep sky wonders, and marvel at the cosmos up close.

For millennia we have looked skyward to navigate our earthly and spiritual worlds. The exclusive “Broughton By Night” events are a chance to immerse yourself in the magic of the night sky and foster a personal connection with the cosmos in the captivating landscape at Broughton Sanctuary. Don’t miss out on this unique and immersive stargazing experience.

Broughton By Night costs £36* per person with the option to add a Broughton By Dusk wild swim and woodland sauna experience for an additional £60** starting from 3:30pm.

10% of all bookings are reinvested in Broughton Sanctuary’s nature recovery programme.

Available Dates: November 2023 to March 2024

5:30pm Friday Nov 17th
5:30pm Thursday Dec 14th
5:30pm Monday Jan 15th
5:30pm Tuesday Feb 6th
5:30pm Friday March 1st
5:30pm Wednesday March 6th

Evening Includes:

5:30pm Nourishing Night Out

Broughton By Night begins at our bespoke Fire Temple with a delectable 2-course vegetarian meal around a campfire including marshmallows for roasting and a hot drink, setting the stage for an unforgettable night under the stars.

7:00pm Guided Stargazing

Expert astronomer Chris Higgins from Lime Tree Observatory will lead a series of interpretive stargazing evenings from November 2023 to March 2024. Explore the mysteries of the moon, planets, nebulae, star clusters, the Milky Way, and constellations while enjoying the natural serenade of nocturnal creatures.

Dark Sky Reserve

Broughton Sanctuary is nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an International Dark Sky Reserve. This prestigious designation mirrors our commitment to preserving the natural nighttime environment, an ethos we extend to our own 3,000-acre nature recovery project.

Optional enhancement – Broughton by Dusk

Please note:
There are two sessions available, Session 1: 3.30pm – 4.30pm and Session 2: 4.30pm – 5.30pm.
Please find your desired session on the Wellbeing Schedule and make sure to book the correct date for the Stargazing night you are attending, thank you.

3:30pm / 4.30pm Dive into Nature’s Bliss

Discover the thrill of wild swimming in Yellison Reservoir, then rejuvenate in our woodland sauna, surrounded by the serene beauty ensconsced by trees. Immerse yourself in the ultimate nature escape.

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Available Tickets: 12
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Dec 14 2023


5:30 pm - 12:00 am




Broughton Sanctuary
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