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Anne discovers missing jewels

Anne discovers missing jewels

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Bursting with history, Fairfax House is a great way to learn about Georgian York and those gorgeous Georgians, and a perfect visit for parents or grandparents looking for a new learning experience for their family.

Younger squeakers are invited to follow Gregory's Mouse Trail. Gregory the Townhouse Mouse, is the Fairfax House children’s ambassador. Together he and three endearing mice friends lead children through Fairfax House to discover secrets of the townhouse. Gregory is joined by Charles his country cousin from Gilling Castle who is visiting Fairfax House on an adventure, as well as Molly the Maid, and a very genteel white mouse – Anne, Gregory’s daughter. Gregory invites his fellow mouselings to follow his tale (tail) and trail. Following mouse holes from room to room, families can search for Gregory, and complete the puzzles in the trail guide to claim their reward at the end.

The Mystery of the Missing Jewels needs to be solved, and a miscreant to be found. This is a brand new quest for detectives aged 8-14 years old. Can you step up to the challenge, hear the suspects, crack the code, and sniff out the Fairfax Thief!

Prices

Quest price is £3.

Location

Directions

See location of Fairfax House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 604516  Lat: 53.95696 Long: -1.08100

Directions
Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It is located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum.

By Road:
If coming by car take the A64 to York. Exit at the A19 junction for York & Selby. Follow the road into York. At the War Memorial turn right on to Tower Street. The Castle Car Park is directly behind Clifford's Tower.

By Public Transport:
The train services to York are extremely reliable.

On Foot:
Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It it located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum. Look out for the green finger signposts to help direct you.

Park & Ride:
York is served by a Park & Ride Bus Service with stops at many convenient locations around York and close to Fairfax House. Visit www.yorkparkandride.co.uk to find your nearest stop.

Parking:
Centrally located in York, Fairfax House is within easy walking distance of any of the city’s attractions. We are easily accessible for visitors staying in York, Leeds, Harrogate or indeed any Yorkshire town. Coach drop-off can be made to the front of Fairfax House. Clifford’s Tower car-park is directly adjacent and offers an excellent parking option. Alternatively York’s Park & Ride bus service will drop visitors in the centre of York within a 5 minute walk of Fairfax House.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Contact

Fairfax House

01904 655543

Address

Castlegate,
York,
YO1 9RN

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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