Family days out in York just got a little more affordable with the reduction of an All York Family ticket to just £5.50 for up to five people – and you win extra parent points if you nab the seats at the front at the top!
So, if you’re planning a trip to York Minster, Web Adventure Park, or the Yorkshire Air Museum, why not start your journey at your nearest bus stop? Simply hop on board and you can use the All York Family ticket for all connecting services on any bus route. As long as your journey starts and finishes within the City of York boundary, you can use an All York Family ticket.
So, if you live in a village, why not come into town and explore everything on offer, including free activities at the Minster and York Art Gallery – or if you live more centrally, why not go out and discover the nature at Naburn Lock, or York Maze at Elvington?
The All York Family ticket is for up to five people (maximum of two adults) to travel all day, on any route and any operator (except tour buses) for one price. Don’t forget under 5s are free too so the smallest ones won’t cost any extra. Here’s a handy guide to just some of the bus routes and places they can take you this summer:
36 bus route from York railway station to Elvington, where you can hop off for a day at the Yorkshire Air Museum or the a-maze-ing York Maze. It’s just half an hour’s journey, and it picks up in Fulford and Wheldrake along the way. On a weekday, an option (there are other times available!) would be to catch the 11.15am from the railway station and arrive at the museum by 11.55am. Both the air museum and maze have a café and are worthy of a whole day out on their own – but for a shorter day with younger kids, catch the 2.48pm back to town, or if you’ve got all day to spend, take the 5.08pm home.
Number 40 bus from the centre of town (Exhibition Square, right outside the Art Gallery) will take you direct to The Web Adventure Park in just ten minutes. The 40 bus route runs every hour from Station Avenue to just outside the Adventure Park. On a Monday to Friday why not catch the 9.59am from town and arrive at 10.16am; enjoy a full day and once you’re all worn out, catch the 4.35pm home? Services also run at the weekends, and don’t forget you can use your All York Family ticket to connect to other services at Station Avenue and Exhibition Square, all for one price.
42 bus route between Selby and York will take you to the historic Naburn Lock, first built in the 18th century, when barges took goods along the network of canals and rivers. Naburn also has a beautiful marina and places to eat, or you could take a picnic. The 42 leaves York from Piccadilly, before travelling through Fulford and on to Naburn School. Why not hop on at Piccadilly at 10.50am and arrive by 11.06am where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the historic and peaceful locks. If you’ve only got a few hours, catch the 2.24pm home from Front Street, or if you can stay longer, there’s a 4.24pm as well – and of course plenty of other times.
Over 15 bus routes are on offer from the outskirts and villages of York into the city centre, so if you want to come into town here’s just a few of them:
- – Bishopthorpe – York city centre: bus route 11
- – Fulford – York city centre: bus routes 7, 18, 36, 415
- – Heworth – York city centre: bus route 11
- – Huntingdon: York city centre: bus route 5a
- – Nether Poppleton – York city centre: bus route 10
- – New Earswick – York city centre: bus route 13Super13, 1
- – Rufforth – York city centre: bus route 412
- – Skelton – York city centre: bus route 19 (weekdays only)
- – Strensall – York city centre: bus route 5
- – Wheldrake – York city centre: bus route 18