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.
Beyond the Walls Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens Beyond the Walls
Fantastic National Trust property with wilderness adventure play area, stunning gardens and fun indoor kids’ activities just 25 minutes from York.
Newby Hall Days out in the Great Outdoors
The adventure playground, miniature railway and magical gardens make Newby Hall a great day out
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Days Out with Rides
Kids get just as much as adults from a day out at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It’s great value too.
Flamingo Land Beyond the Walls
It’s not just rollercoasters at Flamingo Land – there’s a whole zoo-full of exotic animals too, making it a fun and varied day out.
Stockeld Park Days out in the Great Outdoors
An enchanted forest, maze, tons of play areas and brilliant activities through the holidays, all in the great outdoors.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Days out in the Great Outdoors
If it’s a day out with animals you’re after, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has them all!
Brimham Rocks Days Out with Animals
One of the seven wonders of Yorkshire, Brimham Rocks is nature’s playground. Iit’s the perfect place for kids to run and climb.
Monk Park Farm Days out in the Great Outdoors
A brilliant farm experience not too far from the city, Monk Park Farm has loads to offer families.
Fountains Abbey Beyond the Walls
Fountains Abbey is one of the most beautiful spots in Yorkshire, with tons of space for kids to let off steam.
Explore Dalby Forest by bike or on foot. It’s a cracking day out and great value