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Visit York Residents Festival 2016

York Residents Festival 2018

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 January 2018 with offers continuing all week

Over 70 attractions, events and offers – all for free with a valid York Card or Student ID!

We invite you to be a tourist in York for the weekend

York Residents Festival is your chance to explore the city and be a tourist for the weekend – for free! Organised by Make It York and sponsored by First, this annual Festival is our way of saying a HUGE ‘thank you’ for the warm welcome you give to York’s 7 million visitors. Now in its 23rd year, it’s a great way to discover York’s visitor attractions for free.

This year there’s the chance to explore behind the scenes at a number of venues not usually open to the public plus some great dining and retail offers. We hope you enjoy the weekend!

How do I take part?

York Residents Festival is open to all York Residents and York students who have a valid YorkCard or student ID– you’ll need one card per person to gain free admission to attractions and benefit from the special offers. Remember that for some of the attractions, tours and events, you’ll need to pre-book and that some venues have limited free tickets and operate on a first come, first served basis. Please check the details for each offer carefully. Students need to be studying in the city to take part with a valid York student ID card.

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How do I get my YorkCard?

YorkCards are available from all of York’s Explore libraries. There’s a £5.00 administration charge for adults and cards are free for under 18s. The YorkCard also entitles you to discounts to a range of leisure facilities and attractions in York throughout the year.


Sponsored by:
First York