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Places to visit with children in York

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York Minster
York Pass

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Tenpin York

Stirling Road, Clifton Moor Centre, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WZ, Tel: 08712 223 675

From bowling, pool and table tennis, to Sector 7 Laser and the amusement arcade, all the family can get involved at our family entertainment centre.

 
 
 
Mansion House
York Pass

St Helens Square, York, YO1 9QN, Tel: 01904 553663, Email

One of York's great historic treasures and one of its best kept secrets.......

YORK MANSION HOUSE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING IT'S LARGEST RESTORATION SINCE IT WAS BUILT - IT IS DUE TO RE-OPEN IN LATE 2017

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • 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
 
 
 
Museum Entrance
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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
 
 
 
Historic WWII Control Tower
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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
 
 
 
Piglets Adventure Farm

Towthorpe Grange, Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York, YO32 9ST, Tel: 01904 499700, Email

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out.

Packed with exciting attractions, animal cuties, special events programme there’s loads to see and do.

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  • Rail station: York (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kirklees Light Railway
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Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ, Tel: 01484 865727, Email

Take a trip behind awk, Owl, Fox or Badger - our four resident steam engines along nearly four miles of beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

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  • Rail station: Denby Dale (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cliffords Tower
VistEngland VAQASYork PassEnglish Heritage

Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA, Tel: 01904 646940, Email

Clifford's Tower stands as a proud symbol of the power of England's medieval kings.

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP, Tel: 01723 373414, Email

Located on the North Bay in Scarborough, Sea Life Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions. You’ll meet over 1,000 different creatures in over 50 different displays, including penguins, sharks and seals.

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  • Rail station: Scarborough Train Station (2.5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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