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What it is Yorkshire Sculpture Park is 500 acres of rolling countryside dotted with world famous, inspiring and intriguing sculptures just 45 minutes’ drive from York. There are some indoor gallery spaces, but this is really an outdoor day out that calls for strong footwear and an exploring state of mind. What’s in it for
If it’s a day out with animals you’re after, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has them all!
Explore Dalby Forest by bike or on foot. It’s a cracking day out and great value
Theme park: two words guaranteed to send children into a frenzy and parents bracing themselves for a full-on day out. It was with some trepidation that we set off for Flamingo Land on the hottest day of the year: would we end up stuck on the A64? Would we spend the whole day queuing for
What it is – If you aren’t familiar with Stockeld Park, here’s the deal: it’s like a stately home without what the kids might think of as the boring bits, i.e. the house. Instead it has some of the best outdoor bits of places like Castle Howard and Beningbrough Hall– fab adventure playgrounds, fun activities
It’s not just the daffodils and tulips that are opening at this time of year. Yep, with springtime in full swing, some of our favourite day trip destinations are also opening for the year, including Harewood House. We headed over to see what’s new for 2016. Why visit? Harewood House, a stately home near Leeds
For our littlest Viking’s first birthday we wanted a day out that ticked a few boxes: we were after something we’d not done for a while and that would be fun for all five of us (but most of all the birthday girl). Ideally it would be somewhere warm and dry too, coming as it
Gone are the days when a trip to a museum meant looking at a load of dusty relics and praying that the kids don’t sit on or break a national treasure. Most attractions have realised that they need to be exactly that – attractive, to kids and parents alike. And the Kids in Museums Awards
Kids are easily pleased, so you really don’t need to spend a fortune to have a good time. Luckily there are lots of free and fairly purse-friendly ways to have fun in and around York. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in the city and beyond that don’t cost the earth. Admission’s
There’s no reason to let rain stop play. Even if the heavens open, there are loads of fun things to do in York with kids. Here’s our top pick of things to do in York on a rainy day with children. Go trampolining at Energi Trampoline Park Stop the kids bouncing off the walls at
If it’s world-class museums and attractions you’re after, you’re in the right place. From trains to dinosaurs, Romans to Vikings, and Victorians to ghosts and ghouls, York’s got something for all the family. These are our top picks of York’s attractions that kids enjoy.
From leisure centres to bowling alleys, climbing centres to trampoline parks, there are loads of places in York to take kids to burn off some energy. Here’s our pick of the best.
There’s something lovely about watching a film or show together as a family. There are some great cinemas and theatres in York, and they all go the extra mile to welcome children.
Within an hour or so of York there are beaches, dales, moors, forests and stately homes galore. Here are some of our favourite day trips when fresh air is the order of the day. Pack a picnic and have fun.
You can’t beat an adventure playground for letting off steam, and there are loads of them in and around York. Some are nestled in the grounds of stately homes while others, like Dalby Forest, have some amazing walks on their doorstep. Here’s our pick of the best adventure playgrounds in and around York.
Most kids love animals, so a day out with wildlife is usually a sure-fire hit. For big, exotic animals, Yorkshire Wildlife Park can’t be beaten. But there are lots of other days out with animals and birds just a hop from York. Here’s our pick of the best.
The words ‘theme park’ might fill parents with dread, but kids love them, and the ones near York are actually really good. Flamingo Land has a fabulous zoo and Lightwater Valley has a great selection of birds. Here’s our pick of the best places with rides in and around York.
With so much going on in York, it’s easy to forget just how much there is to see beyond the walls. Here are some of our favourite attractions a short drive out of the city.