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Places to visit with kids in York

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Helmsley Castle
York Pass

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB, Tel: 01439 770442, Email

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing sight with a wealth of history.

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  • Rail station: York (23 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Yorkshire Air Museum
VistEngland VAQASYork Tourism Awards WinnerYork Pass

Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU, Tel: 01904 608595, Email

Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial.

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  • Rail station: York (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
VistEngland VAQASYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork PassTourism Association North YorkshireSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
York PassTourism Association North YorkshireSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells wartime Britain.

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  • Rail station: Malton (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Richard III Experience
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Pass

Monkbar, York, YO1 7LQ, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

The JORVIK Group’s newest attraction invites you to step foot into the historic Monk Bar to discover The Richard III Experience.

 
 
 
Holgate Windmill
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX, Tel: 01904 624387

Holgate Windmill is a fully restored and working 18th-century corn mill. Visitors can explore four floors and when wind permits they can see the sails turning and operating the machinery inside the building.

 
 
 
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
White Rose Award FinalistDeliciouslyorkshire MemberNational Trust

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888

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
 
 
 
The north front of Beningbrough Hall
White Rose Award FinalistDeliciouslyorkshire MemberYorkshire's Herriot Country Attractions Group MemberYork Tourism Awards WinnerYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork PassNational Trust

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
 
 
 
Yorkshire Lavender
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB, Tel: 01653 648008, Email

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  • Rail station: Malton (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kirkham Priory
Welcome Host BronzeEnglish Heritage

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

Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton , the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.

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  • Rail station: Malton (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Ape
White Rose Award Finalist

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
 
 
 
Rievaulx Abbey
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award FinalistEnglish Heritage

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB, Tel: 01439 798228, Email

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

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  • Rail station: Malton (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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