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Places to visit with children in York

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The north front of Beningbrough Hall
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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
 
 
 
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 a Lord Mayor of York. Rediscovered under a relatively modern façade, the stunning building has beautiful exposed timber frames, high ceilings and horn window.

 
 
 
The Deep
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Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP, Tel: 01482 381000, Email

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. Located in Hull, it's home to 3,500 fish including sharks and rays and a pair of majestic Green sawfish. We are have a variety of bugs, snakes and colony of Gentoo penguins!

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  • Rail station: Hull Interchange (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888, Email

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
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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DIG
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St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. 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!

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

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.

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  • Rail station: Malton (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Can You Escape York
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13 – 15 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JH, Tel: 01904 230494, Email

We are a live and interactive escape game in the heart of York. After their briefing, teams will be locked in a room with 60 minutes to solve a series of cryptic clues, puzzles and physical challenges in order to escape. Can You Escape?

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  • Rail station: York Train Station (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Escapologist
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Unit C, New Lane, Selby, YO8 4QB, Tel: 07948328765, Email

2 escape rooms, bar and restaurant. Bar seating area with light bites.

 
 
 
Stillingfleet Lodge Nurseries
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Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, YO19 6HP, Tel: 01904 728506, Email

Stillingfleet Lodge is a series of small gardens surrounding a late C19th farmhouse. Established 30 years ago, each garden is packed with texture and foliage, densely planted for ease of maintenance, based on cottage garden principles.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Treasurer's House
York PassNational Trust

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

Discover this house of contradictions - all is not as it first appears. See both sides of the story of one man's remarkable vision to create his idea of a historic house.

 
 
 
Selby Abbey
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The Crescent, Selby, YO8 4PU, Tel: 01757 703123, Email

Selby Abbey is unique in the North of England, as the first monastery to be founded in the North after the Norman Conquest and one of the few in England to have survived as a parish church.

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  • Rail station: Selby (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
World of James Herriot
VistEngland VAQASYorkshire's Herriot Country Attractions Group MemberYork Tourism Awards Finalist

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL, Tel: 01845 524234, Email

Explore the home and surgery of James Herriot in 1950's themed rooms. Experience hands on activities and fun in the visible farm. Try your hand in the TV studios. Investigate the variety of veterinary equipment.

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  • Rail station: Thirsk (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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