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. Outside view of Queen Street Mill Textile Museum in Burnley

    Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

    Burnley

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Queen Street Mill Textile Museum allows you to experience the days when cotton was king and steam ran the world. You will be amazed to see the fascin...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 46.9 miles from York
  2. Christmas crafts at The Star Tree Studio in Littleborough

    The Star Tree Studio

    Littleborough

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    The Star Tree Studio provides high quality, fun, educational art, craft and creative activities all within a venue at the heart of the local communit...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 46.9 miles from York
  3. Hollingworth Lake view

    Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre

    Rochdale

    LakesLakes

    Fancy a day out in nature? Head off to Hollingworth Lake Country Park and enjoy the great outdoors with the kids. Soak in the stunning scenery, have...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 47.2 miles from York
  4. Family on Spy Mission Trail

    Uppermill Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Oldham

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Are you and your gang of super spies ready for an adventure? On the Uppermill Spy Mission Treasure Trail you’ll need to bust clues and crack a deacti...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 47.3 miles from York
  5. People kayaking at Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre in Littleborough

    Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre

    Rochdale

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    As the weather warms up, Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre is the place to be. Adventure is the first order of business with activities both on the l...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 47.5 miles from York
  6. Boy in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Chequers in Dronfield

    Wacky Warehouse - Chequers

    Dronfield

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The air conditioned Wacky Warehouse at the Chequers offers a bright and spacious indoor playground for kids to get some exercise on and make some new...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 47.6 miles from York
  7. Indoor soft play frame at Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play in Nelson

    Giddy Kippers Indoor Soft Play

    Nelson

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Giddy Kippers' play structure was designed to have that WOW factor as soon as you enter the building. That's why the slide is the first thing you see...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 47.7 miles from York
  8. Laser room at Lazer Fazer in Nelson

    Lazer Fazer

    Nelson

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    You can run but you can’t hide... the apocalypse has hit at Lazer Fazer! For kids (6+) who can’t get enough of their Xbox, take the action off the sc...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 47.7 miles from York
  9. Air Unlimited Inflatable Park

    Air Unlimited Inflatable Park

    Burnley

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Up for some active fun? Get your bounce on in an Airtime session at Air Unlimited Inflatable Park -  Burnley’s first inflatable playground! Boasting...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.7 miles from York
  10. Soft play frame at Ruff N Tumble Adventure World in Newton Aycliffe

    Ruff N Tumble Adventure World

    Newton Aycliffe

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World is a fantastic state of the art fun facility ideally suited for energetic kids under 12, with dedicated areas for the...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 47.9 miles from York
  11. Girl on zipwire at Clumber Park

    Clumber Park

    Worksop

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    If you’re looking to create some wonderful memories and spend some quality family time outdoors, then look no further than Clumber Park. Autumn, wint...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48 miles from York
  12. Outside view at Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

    Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

    Withernsea

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Withernsea Lighthouse Museum Withernsea's Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 48 miles from York
  13. Outside view of Towneley Hall Museum in Burnley

    Towneley Hall Museum

    Burnley

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Towneley Hall Museum is a Burnley's Art Gallery and Museum set in the town's largest park provides a wonderful day out for all the family. With an ex...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.3 miles from York
  14. Adventure playground at Cliffe Park in Dronfield

    Cliffe Park

    Dronfield

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Cliffe Park is a popular park with a large play area offering swings, slides, climbing frame, table tennis table, crazy golf course, large grass area...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.4 miles from York
  15. Swimming pool at Grimsby Ice Rink and Leisure Centre

    Grimsby Ice Rink and Leisure Centre

    Grimsby

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Their ice rink boasts great music, disco lighting, and a snow machine that will give you a great and joyful experience every time you come skating. M...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.4 miles from York
  16. Studio at The Painted Teapot in Dronfield

    The Painted Teapot

    Dronfield

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    The Painted Teapot, choose from the large and constantly changing selection of items ready and waiting to be painted or deco patched. Paint anything...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.4 miles from York
  17. Donkeys at Seaton Carew Beach in Hartlepool

    Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach

    Hartlepool

    BeachesBeaches

    Adorable donkeys and a day on the beach? Yee-haw! Seaside rides have returned to Seaton Carew beach after a quarter of a century, with a helping hand...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 48.4 miles from York
  18. Planet Leisure

    Planet Leisure

    Newton Aycliffe

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    This exciting, indoor entertainment centre awaits you and your family. Head on down to Planet Leisure for all-weather fun, you all can enjoy. There’s...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.4 miles from York
  19. Lake at Creswell Crags in Worksop

    Creswell Crags

    Worksop

    Caves and MinesCaves and Mines

    Creswell Crags is an ancient limestone gorge honeycombed with intriguing caves and smaller fissures. Cool stone tools and remains of animals found in...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 48.5 miles from York
  20. Families on train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley

    Thompson Park and Miniature Railway

    Burnley

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    At Thompson Park there is a whopping great 3 acre boating lake here plus the River Brun bisects the Park, between the 2 providing habitat for many va...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 48.5 miles from York