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Places to visit with children in York

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Treasurer's House
York PassNational Trust

Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL, Tel: 01904 624247, Email

Discover this house of contradictions - all is not as it first appears. See both sides of the story of one man's remarkable vision to create his idea of a historic house.

 
 
 
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP, Tel: 01723 373414, Email

Located on the North Bay in Scarborough, Sea Life Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions. You’ll meet over 1,000 different creatures in over 50 different displays, including penguins, sharks and seals.

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  • Rail station: Scarborough Train Station (2.5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
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Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB, Tel: 01439 772737, Email

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

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  • Rail station: Danby (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming
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Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF, Tel: 01904 489966, Email

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located in the 14 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York. The collection of historic farming equipment is displayed in two main buildings, and across the site.

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  • Rail station: York (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Bar Convent
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17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ, Tel: 01904 643238, Email

Discover the secrets of England's oldest living convent. Founded in 1686 and still home to religious sisters today, the Grade I Listed 18th-century buildings house an Exhibition, award-winning Café & Guest House plus Conference facilities.

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  • Rail station: York Station (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
York Castle Museum
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The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum - come and immerse yourself in over 400 years of York's past.

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 2017
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Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ, Tel: 01751 472508, Email

Take a trip on one of the world's greatest heritage railways with 24 miles of scenery!

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  • Rail station: Malton (8 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888, Email

This breathtaking World Heritage Site includes a Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

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  • Rail station: Knaresborough (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
York Brewery
York Pass

12 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT, Tel: 01904 621162, Email

York Brewery is both a traditional working brewery and a major tourist attraction providing customers locally and from around the country with the first real ales from within the walls

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
The north front of Beningbrough Hall
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Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD, Tel: 01904 472027, Email

Inside the Italian-inspired house the grand rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. With 8 acres of formal gardens and surrounding parkland, there's plenty to explore.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Ape
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Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT, Tel: 0845 643 9215, Email

Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure

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  • Rail station: Malton (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Reel Cinema
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Odeon Buildings, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AJ, Tel: 01904 733633, Email

Vintage Art Deco cinema situated just outside the city walls. A 5-screen picture house with the largest auditorium in Yorkshire, showing all the latest big blockbusters.

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  • Rail station: York Train Station (0.3 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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