Stargazing experiences are ideal for anyone interested in astronomy and getting outside into the great outdoors. It’s good fun exploring the Universe with the help of experienced astronomers, learning to navigate the constellations and observing incredibly distant objects through large telescopes. A stargazing break to a dark sky location is also an ideal getaway with starry skies a perfect change of scenery.
Explore the wonders of the Universe from the comfort of home and let an astronomer take you on a virtual tour of the night sky. Discover constellations, their origins in ancient mythology and top tips for finding them yourself.
Learn to take stunning photographs of the night sky with an expert! You’ll soon be blending technology and art to capture the wonders of the sky taking pictures you never would have thought possible! An ideal present for any budding photographer!
An experienced local astronomer and expert astrophotographer will be your tutor for this Astrophotography Workshop within the rural surroundings of County Durham. Ideal for anyone interested in photography that would like to learn how to capture awesome images of the night skies.
Experience the fabulous dark skies of Northumberland observing deep sky objects using large aperture telescopes! Make a break of it and stay over to enjoy nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Vindolanda Roman fort and the Sill Landscape Discovery Centre.
Enjoy the fabulous dark skies above the Brecon Beacons with enthusiastic astronomers… Using portable telescopes you’ll be guided around the cosmos observing numerous celestial objects. Perfect for those looking for something “out of this world!”
Central Wales is well known to astronomers for having fantastic dark skies and stunning views of the Milky Way… What better excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle than a family weekend away stargazing! This experience includes “glamping” in comfortable wigwams for added adventure with an expert team of astronomers as your guides.
Explore the home of Greenwich Mean Time! The Royal Observatory, once home to famous astronomers such as Sir Edmund Halley and Sir John Flamsteed and set in the wonderful Greenwich Park, is a fabulous place for anyone interested in astronomy to visit. This experience for two includes an audio guide — for an additional treat pre-book the planetarium show (unfortunately not included with the experience voucher).
A couple of nights away under the stars is a perfect gift! We’ve listed some ideas below all of which would make for ideal stargazing breaks!
Set in beautiful surrounding countryside and away from the light pollution of Burnley these lovely cottages are close to The Astronomy Centre near Todmorden, an impressive observatory that is open to the public every Saturday night.
Set near the stunning Quantock Hills AONB this location offers a more unusual accommodation option with each wigwam having its own picnic table and fire pit to compliment stargazing (also heating and electricity!)
For an extra special gift that any family would absolutely love — a getaway break in an amazing treehouse! Set on the Southern edge of Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve with easy access to some stunning starry skies above!