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Places to visit with kids in York

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Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge, YO51 9EP, Tel: 01423 322768, Email

The museum houses many objects from the once sophisticated town of Roman Britain's largest tribe’ to ‘Capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, Aldborough features two stunning mosaic pavements and other Roman finds.

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  • Rail station: York (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
York's Chocolate Story
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King's Square, York, YO1 7LD, Tel: 01904 527725, Email

York's Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations.

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  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Yorkshire Museum
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Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

Housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum is the ideal first port of call for any trip to York.

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  • Rail station: York (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Flamingo Land

Kirkby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6UX, Tel: 0871 911 8000, Email

One price family funpark with over 100 attractions, 5 shows and Europe's largest privately owned zoo.

 
 
 
Pottery Painting fun!

15-17 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW, Tel: 01904 675533, Email

Rainbows is an award winning Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in the heart of York just 2 mins from York Minster. No need to book just pop along whatever your age and have some creative fun. Open 7 days a week!

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  • Rail station: York (0.6 mile)
  • Children welcome
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Go Ape
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Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT, Tel: 0845 643 9215, Email

Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure

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  • Rail station: Malton (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Goddards
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27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG, Tel: 01904 771930, Email

On the edge of the racecourse, just a stone’s throw away from the centre of York, sits Goddards House and Garden, the former home of the Terry family (think chocolate orange.)

 
 
 
The Double Border
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Common Lane, Warthill, York, YO19 5XS, Tel: 01904 488800

20 acre gardens bursting with colour throughout summer.

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  • Rail station: York (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Theatre

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA, Tel: 01904 50 1935, Email

Located just over a mile from the city centre, York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre is a hub of live entertainment, hosting productions from pantomime and musicals by talented local groups to touring performances, in a stunning art deco building.

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  • Rail station: York (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming
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Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF, Tel: 01904 489966, Email

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located in the 14 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York. The collection of historic farming equipment is displayed in two main buildings, and across the site.

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  • Rail station: York (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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