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. Bird mascots at Crazy Corner in Stockton on Tees

    Crazy Corner

    Stockton-on-Tees

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40 miles from York
  2. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Woodlands Play Gym in Meltham

    Woodlands Play Gym

    Meltham

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor, Outdoor 40.1 miles from York
  3. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Sheffield

    Sheffield

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40.2 miles from York
  4. Kids jumping off platform at Jump Inc Sheffield

    Jump Inc Sheffield

    Sheffield

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Suitable for 9-12 Indoor 40.2 miles from York
  5. Families at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough

    Stewart Park

    Middlesbrough

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 40.3 miles from York
  6. Outside view of Richmond Castle

    Richmond Castle

    Richmond

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.4 miles from York
  7. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail

    Richmond

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 40.4 miles from York
  8. Cafe at The Station in Richmond

    The Station

    Richmond

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40.4 miles from York
  9. Staff and kids looking at fish at The Living Seas Centre in Flamborough

    The Living Seas Centre

    Flamborough

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 40.5 miles from York
  10. Field at Wincobank Hill in Sheffield

    Wincobank Hill

    Sheffield

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.5 miles from York
  11. Stepping stones at Hardcastle Craggs in Hebden Bridge

    Hardcastle Craggs

    Hebden Bridge

    National ParksNational Parks

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 40.7 miles from York
  12. Slide and ball pit at Noahs Ark Family Centre Thornaby

    Noahs Ark Family Centre

    Thornaby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 40.7 miles from York
  13. Exhibition room at Whitby Museum

    Whitby Museum

    Whitby

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 40.8 miles from York
  14. Flowers at Pannett Park in Whitby

    Pannett Park

    Whitby

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 40.8 miles from York
  15. Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

    The Whitby Vampire Curse Treasure Trail

    Whitby

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 40.8 miles from York
  16. Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

    Hebden Bridge Mystery Treasure Trail

    Hebden Bridge

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 40.9 miles from York
  17. View on huntfun Whitby trail

    Huntfun Whitby

    Whitby

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.9 miles from York
  18. Outside view of Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe in Whitby

    Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe

    Whitby

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40.9 miles from York
  19. Theatre at Hebden Bridge Picture House

    Hebden Bridge Picture House

    Hebden Bridge

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 40.9 miles from York
  20. Family at Preston Park and Museum in Stockton on Tees

    Preston Park and Museum

    Stockton-on-Tees

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 41 miles from York