Our guide to the best 50 things for families to do in York

Day trip, weekend break or holiday, York is a city that’s ideal for children. It’s full of fantastic attractions, family-friendly places to eat, hotels that welcome children and things to do for free. Here’s our 50 top things to do with kids in York. Come and see us.

Brew & Brownie York
York Theatre Royal
  • Enjoy the street entertainers: musicians, escapologists and more
  • Play games on the lawn at Goddards
  • Bounce off the walls at Energi Trampoline Park
  • See where Guy Fawkes was born
  • Enjoy a week of kids’ theatre at the York Theatre Royal’s Little Feet Festival (June; bi-annual) or one of their other regular children’s shows
  • Grab an ice cream, milkshake or fish & chips on Bishy Road, winner of the Great British High Street Awards
  • Run, climb and jump off some energy at the Web Adventure Park
  • See a film at City Screen’s kids’ club (Saturday mornings)
  • Play games in the medieval schoolroom at Barley Hall
  • Laugh at the silly street names (Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate anyone?)
York Boat

And keep your eye on Little Vikings – in print, online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for the best of York for families throughout the year

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