Top Five Places to Play


Top Five Places to Play Little VikingsThis Wednesday it’s National Play Day, a day to celebrate children’s right to play. Our little Vikings need no encouragement to play, and would play 24/7 given half the chance. Here are some of their favourite places to play in and around York:

  • Rowntree Park: Two play areas, a duck pond, a roman helmet to hide in, paths to scooter on, a skate park, basketball park and tennis courts are just some of the reasons to visit.
  • Piglets Adventure Farm Park: An obstacle course, farm animals, crazy golf, diggers, tractor rides and much more besides make Piglets a real treat for lucky little Vikings.
  • Museum Gardens: There might not be any swings or slides, but the Museum Gardens are the ideal place to run off some energy during a trip to into town. The ruins, wandering paths and wildlife (so many squirrels!) are enough entertainment.
  • Creepy Crawlies: If it’s raining, sometimes soft play is the easiest option. It might not be the ideal day out adults, but as soft play goes, Creepy Crawlies is at the top of its game. It’s big, safe, has tons to do for all ages and serves decent food and coffee. If the sun shines, there’s a good outside area too, so you won’t go too stir-crazy.
  • York Maze: An annual summer treat, the Maze has a huge selection of things to play on and with for children of all ages. See our review for more detail.

If you’d like to let us know about your favourite places to play, get in touch.


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