The Best Things To Do In York Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In York

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you'll find this list of awesome things to do in York to be quite the treat!

You won’t need a golden ticket for a tour around York’s Chocolate Story, where you can learn all about how the local chocolate is made and make some of your own, before embarking on the York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail where you need to follow the clues and discover more delicious morsels on the way!

With all that sugar running around your system you’ll be grateful for the chance to burn it off. Strap yourself in for a race in the fast lane at the Motorsports Village or practice those tucks, flips and rolls at the Trampoline Park. Smaller children will love the Wacky Warehouse or have a family game at Sector 7 Laser!

Budding archeologists will love DIG, which is the ideal place to master those fossil brushing skills and learn all about what it takes to excavate ancient artifacts from York’s 2,000-year history on this York family day out.

If parents are in need for a bit of tranquility, jump on board a York Boat trip where you can relax and enjoy the sights of the city, or take a walk around the Curious About York trail.

Don’t forget that if the children misbehave, parents can always threaten them with a trip down to the depths of the York Dungeon, where horrible history is brought to life on this nerve-wracking 70-minute tour!

Want to check when the next school holiday is so you can plan your family days out? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help.

  1. York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail Amazing Value

    York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail

    York

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  2. Street on Curious About York trail

    Curious About York

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  3. Tudor exhibition at Barley Hall in York

    Barley Hall

    York

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.1 miles from York
  4. Family on Murder Mystery Trail

    Bingley Mystery Treasure Trail

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  5. Boy looking at display at Yorkshire Museum in York

    Yorkshire Museum

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  6. View on huntfun York trail

    Huntfun York

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  7. View from Holy Trinity Church in York

    Holy Trinity Church

    York

    LandmarksLandmarks

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.1 miles from York
  8. People looking around at Yorks Chocolate Story

    York's Chocolate Story

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.2 miles from York
  9. York Minster at night

    York Minster

    York

    LandmarksLandmarks

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.2 miles from York
  10. Typewriter at Gr8escape York

    Gr8escape York

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.2 miles from York
  11. York Codebreaking Walk

    York Codebreaking Walk

    York

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.2 miles from York
  12. The Potions Cauldron

    The Potions Cauldron

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.2 miles from York
  13. DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

    DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.3 miles from York
  14. Jorvik Viking Centre

    Jorvik Viking Centre

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.3 miles from York
  15. York Dungeon guests enjoying The Golden Fleece part of the experience

    York Dungeon

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 0.4 miles from York
  16. City Cruises York

    City Cruises York

    York

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4-12 Outdoor 0.4 miles from York
  17. Girl at birthday party at Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio in York

    Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio

    York

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.4 miles from York
  18. Boy doing craft at Bish Bash Pot in York

    Bish Bash Pot

    York

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.5 miles from York
  19. Family on miniature train at National Railway Musuem in York

    National Railway Museum

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.5 miles from York
  20. Displays at York Castle Museum

    York Castle Museum

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.5 miles from York