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Places to visit with kids in York

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YorkBoat
VistEngland VAQASYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork Pass

The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP, Tel: 01904 628324, Email

Enjoy the sights of York onboard a Yorkboat river cruise, where we offer Daytime City Cruises, Early Evening Cruises, Floodlit Cruises & self drive motor boats. Privately hire a boat for your special occasion or join a party BBQ cruise.

 
 
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DIG
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Pass

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!

 
 
Kirklees Light Railway
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ, Tel: 01484 865727, Email

Take a trip behind Hawk, Owl Fox or Badger - our four resident steam engines along nearly four miles of track through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This all-weather attraction is hugely popular with adults and children alike.

 
 
Breezy Knees
York Tourism Awards Finalist

Common Lane, Warthill, York, YO19 5XS, Tel: 01904 488800

CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. 14 acre gardens are packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees, and have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

 
 
CHOCOLATE - York's Sweet Story
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Tourism Awards Highly CommendedYork PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

King's Square, York, YO1 7LD, Tel: 0845 4989411, Email

Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York.

 
 
Treasurer's House
York PassNational Trust

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

Discover the intriguing story of Yorkshireman Frank Green. Hear of Royal visits, Roman ghosts and enjoy four centuries of period room settings. Relax in the free to enter Below Stairs Cafe or walled garden.

 
 
Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold Award

Forestry Commission Yorkshire, Outgang Road, Pickering, YO18 7EL, Tel: 0300 067 4300, Email

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape.

 
 
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
York PassTourism Association North Yorkshire

Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT, Tel: 01653 697777, Email

Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.

 
 
Kirkham Priory
Welcome Host BronzeEnglish Heritage

Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS, Tel: 01653 618768, Email

The ruins of this Augustinian priory include a magnificent carved gatehouse declaring to the world the priory's association with the rich & powerful.

 
 
Creepy Crawlies
York Tourism Awards Finalist

The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, Wiggington Road, York, YO32 2RH, Tel: 01904 692221, Email

Creepy crawlies is an indoor and outdoor adventure playsite based within the Web Adventure Park (the site). Another part of the Web Adventure Park is Wired High Ropes, a separate attraction for older children (over 7) and adults.

 
 
Castle Howard
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerYork Tourism Awards WinnerYork PassHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeThe Treasure Houses of England

Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

300 year old historic house & garden near York. Open to the public, including farm shop, gift shops, garden centre, cafés and adventure playground.

 
 
Helmsley Walled Garden
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH, Tel: 01439 771427, Email

Five-acre walled garden with Victorian glasshouses, flowers, vegetables and specialist fruit collection. Plant Centre, shop and Café.

 
 

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