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Places to visit with kids in York

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York City Cruises
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Kings Staith, York, YO1 9SN, 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. We also have BBQ Party Cruises and much more!

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
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Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA, Tel: 01947 601900, Email

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and the crews, the artists and scientists who sailed with him on his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction,Visit England Awards for Excellence

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  • Rail station: Whitby (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Homestead Park

Gardens Department, The Homestead, 40 Water Lane, York, YO30 6WP, Email

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has continued to manage, maintain and develop the Homestead Park for the benefit of the people of York, as the Rowntree family wished.

 
 
 
York Maze
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Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT, Tel: 01904 607341, Email

York Maze is an award winning, seasonal attraction that will give your whole family an “a-mazing” day out. You will have a fun filled day in the country, exploring your way round our giant maze & 20 other exciting attractions

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  • Rail station: York (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
York Minster
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Deangate, York, YO1 7HH, Tel: 01904 557 216, Email

Explore York’s world-class cathedral with medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces and foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. Vast spaces come alive with music and quiet corners reveal stories of human inspiration.

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Black Sheep Brewery Tours
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Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon, N.Yorks, HG4 4EN, Tel: 01765 680100, Email

Our 'Shepherded' brewery tours take approximately one hour and involve a fascinating trip around our brewhouse and fermenting room.

 
 
 
Take part in your own York mystery play
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2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

Discover the Medieval townhouse of the Prior's of Nostell and former Mayor of York. Rediscovered under a relatively modern façade, the stunning building has beautiful exposed timber frames, high ceilings and horn window.

 
 
 
Richard III Experience
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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.

 
 
 
York St Mary's

Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

York St. Mary's is a contemporary arts venue housed in a beautiful medieval church which opens every summer.

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
RHS Royal Horticultural Society Garden
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Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB, Tel: 01423 565418, Email

Harlow Carr offers interest for all seasons - from woodland to wildflowers and alpines to autumn colour. Events all year include outdoor theatre, festivals, workshops and childrens activities.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Inspired by... gallery
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The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB, Tel: 01439 772737, Email

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

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  • Rail station: Danby (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Rievaulx Abbey
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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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