Knavesmire Wood is a magical place to escape to that children love, and it's one of the closest woods to York city centre. It's not big but it's beautiful, with towering trees, greenery galore and lots to explore. Look hard enough and you'll find dens, rope swings and plenty of trees to climb. Right on the edge of York Racecourse, we often combine a visit with a bike ride around the racecourse. Knavesmire Wood is a Woodland Trust place that's free to enter. If you're lucky, you might spot a woodpecker too. No parking, no loos, no cafe!
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