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. Passengers on City Sightseeing York Hop on Hop off Tour bus

    City Sightseeing York Hop on Hop off Tour

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 1.2 miles from York
  2. Boy with VR headset on at Play It VR

    Play It VR

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.7 miles from York
  3. Kids on balance beam at Energi Trampoline Park York

    Energi Trampoline Park York

    York

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2 miles from York
  4. Boy on go kart at York MotorSports Village in York

    York MotorSports Village

    York

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 2.1 miles from York
  5. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue York

    York

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.1 miles from York
  6. Baby girl at Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends in York

    Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends

    York

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.2 miles from York
  7. Tenpin York

    Tenpin York

    York

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 2.2 miles from York
  8. Cyclists at Cycle the Solar System in York

    Cycle the Solar System

    York

    CyclingCycling

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 2.3 miles from York
  9. Kids play in water at The Web Adventure Park in York

    The Web Adventure Park

    York

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 2.7 miles from York
  10. Merry go round at The Ice Factor York

    The Ice Factor York

    York

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 2.8 miles from York
  11. Finished crafts at Pots and Whatnots in York

    Pots and Whatnots

    York

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3 miles from York
  12. People digging at Yorkshire Museum of Farming in York

    Yorkshire Museum of Farming

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3 miles from York
  13. Kids at Derwent Valley Light Railway in York

    Derwent Valley Light Railway

    York

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 3 miles from York
  14. A young girl hides behind her raccoon mask that she's created at Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park

    Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park

    York

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 4.3 miles from York
  15. Family in maze at York Maze

    York Maze

    York

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.3 miles from York
  16. Golf course at Crazy Golf @ York Golf Range

    York Golf Range

    York

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.6 miles from York
  17. Piglets Adventure Farm Park

    Piglets Adventure Farm Park

    Towthorpe

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 5.1 miles from York
  18. Aerial view of aircraft displays at Yorkshire Air Museum in York

    Yorkshire Air Museum

    York

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 5.5 miles from York
  19. PYO Strawberries at The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe in York

    The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe

    York

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 6.3 miles from York
  20. Falcons at York Bird of Prey Centre in Huby

    York Bird of Prey Centre

    Easingwold

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 9 miles from York