20 Best Tourist Attractions In York Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tourist Attractions In York

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in York in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 78 York tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail

York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get out and explore a different side of York with the York Chocolate and Sweet self-guided themed treasure trail! Suitable for all ages, this trail i...

Street on Curious About York trail

Curious About York

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover York in a new way, with two unique walks of discovery. Have fun finding answers to clues and matching pictures, whilst reading short tales a...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Bingley Mystery Treasure Trail

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Wondering how to make your day out in Bingley more exciting? How about solving a murder mystery! Put on your deerstalker hats, dust off the magnifyin...

View on huntfun York trail

Huntfun York

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Seeking adventure? Gather the family, take your treasure map and get ready to discover what lies at the end of the huntfun treasure hunt in York. Thi...

York Minster at night

York Minster

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

York Minster is a world-famous artistic and architectural masterpiece built between the 1220s and the 1470s. It offers people of all ages a wealth of...

Typewriter at Gr8escape York

Gr8escape York

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you cool in a crisis? Or could you crack under pressure? You’ll find out at Gr8escape York where, as a team, you’ll have just one hour to break a...

York Codebreaking Walk

York Codebreaking Walk

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There’s no better way to discover the historic city of York than with the York Codebreaking Walk! Gather your family and download the Tramble app to...

The Potions Cauldron

The Potions Cauldron

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Visit The Potions Cauldron in York and enter the magical world of potion making! Once you set foot in this quirky little boutique, located on the his...

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure is a unique hands-on experience that will allow your little explorers to truly feel the thrill of archaeological dis...

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Turn your next family day out into a discovery expedition back in time as you delve into York’s fascinating Viking legacy at JORVIK Viking Centre. Th...

York Dungeon guests enjoying The Golden Fleece part of the experience

York Dungeon

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Step into York’s fascinating past and journey through 2000 years of history with an immersive adventure at York Dungeon. 11 live shows and a whole ca...

Passengers on City Sightseeing York Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing York Hop on Hop off Tour

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

York is a medieval city with stunning views and a healthy dose of Viking influence for good measure. See it all on a City Sightseeing York Hop on Hop...

Boy with VR headset on at Play It VR

Play It VR

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Make new memories in a whole new world at Play It VR, where there’s over 80 virtual reality games for you to jump into. There’s an enormous mix of po...

Family in maze at York Maze

York Maze5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • York
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you have the sense of direction of a goldfish? Then you may find York Maze a bit of a challenge! The largest, award-winning UK maze is made from o...

Family on Spy Mission Trail

Wetherby Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Wetherby
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Every serious spy knows that there’s more to a case than meets the eye, and that’s where you come in on the Wetherby Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Begi...

Family on Spy Mission Trail

Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Knaresborough
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you got your thinking caps on? You’ll need them as the Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail is devilishly tricky and full of clues that need...

Outside view of Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle

  • Knaresborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A majestic stronghold of medieval kings, even nowKnaresborough Castle towers imposingly over the River Nidd and is guaranteed to get little imaginati...

A little boy on the phone with his family in an Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Puzzles, fascinating stories and plenty of thrills await at Escape Hunt Leeds. With a choice of 4 electrifying escape room experiences to choose from...

A family looking at a   treasure trail

The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for an adventure? Join Toni Setter - local piano tuner - on the trail for a magical golden flute on The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail. Capt...

Outside view of Nunnington Hall in York

Nunnington Hall

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Nunnington Hall Nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye, you and yours can enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house and it's...

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