Yes! York is a very family-friendly place to visit and live. There are world-class visitor attractions like the JORVIK Viking Centre and National Railway Museum, lovely parks and plenty of cafes and restaurants that welcome children. It is ideally located for day trips to the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and Coast and has good state schools and plenty of nurseries. York was also voted Best Place to Live by The Sunday Times.
The top things to do in York for free are:
The most popular attractions for families in York city centre are:
There are lots of things to do if it rains in York, and here are some ideas:
The National Railway Museum is known as ‘York’s umbrella’! Also consider the JORVIK Viking Centre, York’s Chocolate Story, York Minster, the Yorkshire Museum and more (see our pick of the best attractions for details). Other good options are pottery painting at Rainbows Ceramics or Bish Bash Pot, catching a film at City Screen or Everyman York, shopping at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (there’s a covered play area) or playing at Creepy Crawlies (The Web Adventure Park).
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