Free and cheap things to do in York this summer – and special discount codes

Summer holiday York 2022

The summer holidays can be pricey at the best of times, what with the endless snack requests, demands to go out and do something fun and cries for ice cream. With prices rising, we’re all going to be watching the pennies more than usual this year, so we’ve put together this handy guide to try to save you some money. Have a look at our things to do for free, places with free child admission, places that you only need to pay to park and attractions where your ticket is valid for a year so your money goes further. We’ve also got some special discount codes on days out from York, including some generous discounts at Castle Howard and Harewood House. Pack a picnic and enjoy!

Special Little Vikings summer discount codes and offers

Skelf Island
  1. 1. Castle Howard (20% discount on admission) – Use code CHLITTLEVIKINGSFind out more here
  1. 2. Harewood House (20% discount on admission) – Use code VIKISUMMFind out more here
  1. 3. Visit York York Pass (save £10) – Use code LV2022Find out more here
  1. 4. United Adventures holiday camps (save 10%) – Use code LVUAC10 – Find out more here
  1. 5. Rainbows Ceramics (save 10%)Find out more here
  1. 6. No. 1, York (3 courses for the price of 2)Find out more here
  1. 7. Play to Par Golf Academy (save 10%)Find out more here
  1. 8. Byron Family Feast (four eat for £40)Find out more here

Best free (and cheap) things to do in York this summer

Free admission for all at these York attractions

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  1. 1. National Railway Museum
  2. 2. York city walls
  3. 3. York Art Gallery
  4. 4. Little Vikings I Spy Trail
  5. 5. York Cat Trail
  6. 6. York Museum Gardens
  7. 7. Rowntree Park, Homestead Park, West Bank Park
  8. 8. The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Free admission for York residents

York Minster York with kids
  1. 1. York Minster (adult and child residents go free)
  2. 2. York Castle Museum (child residents go free)
  3. 3. The Yorkshire Museum (child residents go free)

Just pay for parking at these lovely places

Dalby Forest
  1. 1. Dalby Forest
  2. 2. Bolton Abbey
  3. 3. Brimham Rocks
  4. 4. Sutton Bank
  5. 5. Falling Foss
  6. 6. Askham Bog
  7. 7. Moorlands Nature Reserve
  8. 8. Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve

Tickets valid for 12 months at these attractions

JORVIK Viking Centre York

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