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 Wild Wellbeing wild swim and woodland sauna experience for an additional £30**
10% of all bookings are reinvested in Broughton Sanctuary’s nature recovery programme.
Available Dates: March 2024 *please note a change in time to an hour later than original scheduled*
6:30pm Friday March 1st
6:30pm Wednesday March 6th
6:30pm Friday March 8th (special family friendly event, click here for more details)
6:30pm 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.
8:00pm 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 / Wild Wellbeing
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 (Session 1) or 4.30pm (Session 2) – 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.