Fairfax House

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[tab title=”Little Vikings Says…”]One of England’s finest Georgian townhouses, Fairfax House might not be the first place you think to visit with children. But if you don’t, you’ll be missing out. Step back in time and see how life used to be in York hundreds of years ago. The wonderful volunteers bring the house to life, inspiring younger visitors with little snippets of information that capture the imagination. There are two great trails for kids that will keep them engaged and occupied throughout your visit. As they try to solve various clues to a mystery about missing diamonds, they’ll learn more about the house’s history too. Fairfax House isn’t just an important place to visit in York, it’s also fun. Our 6 year-old boy thoroughly enjoyed doing the Townhouse Trail – solving clues, counting clocks and discovering how the other half used to live – and keeps asking to go back.
Good to know – There are two different children’s trails, so ask the helpful and friendly staff which one would suit your children. Lots of stairs and no lift (this is a listed building after all) so avoid taking a buggy if you can.
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Venue: Fairfax House
Food & Drink: None, but you’re in the middle of town so you’re surrounded by great options.
Opening Times: Open daily, 6th February to 31st December 2016 (excluding 24th to 26th December). Limited access on Mondays/Tues – Sat, 10am to 5pm/Sunday 11am to 4pm
Prices: Adult £6/under 16s free. Tickets valid for a year from the date of your visit.
Contact: Visit the website
Address: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN

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