The former home of Noel Goddard Terry, from the famous York chocolate-making Terry family, has recently opened to the public thanks to the National Trust. Selected rooms are open to wander around and helpful guides help bring them to life (and give a bit of insight into York’s chocolate history). It’s smaller than many National Trust properties and doesn’t have the play areas of some, but even the grumpiest young visitor should enjoy running around the pretty gardens.
We say – Staff go out of their way to welcome families, but there is little to engage small children within the house itself. They’ll enjoy exploring the gardens, though, which are lovely. Older children might enjoy sitting on the period furniture, learning about how we used to live and finding out more about the history of chocolate in York through the various exhibits.
Good to know – There’s a lovely café with tables outside if the weather is fine. Free to National Trust members.
Goddards, 27 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1GG