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. Jump 360 Hartlepool

    Jump 360 Hartlepool

    Hartlepool

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    Put a spring in your step at Jump 360 Hartlepool, packed full of trampoline park fun and a giant inflatable arena. The whole family can bounce away b...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 48.6 miles from York
  2. Ball pit at Fuzzy Ed's Cricketers

    Fuzzy Ed's at the Cricketers

    Grimsby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Looking for a soft play area in Grimsby? Why not try Fuzzy Ed’s Cricketers, a great place for your under-12s to discover this exciting soft play cent...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 48.9 miles from York
  3. Bowling alleys at MFA Bowl Burnley

    MFA Bowl Burnley

    Burnley

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    MFA Bowl Burnley Classic tenpin bowling is an all weather, all age family activity that is simple to play and fun to master, where even the youngest...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 48.9 miles from York
  4. Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green in Newton Aycliffe

    Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green

    Newton Aycliffe

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Wacky Warehouse at the Gretna green Hotel provides kids up to 4ft9 a range of indoor play features spread over several floors of climbing maze, inclu...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 49 miles from York
  5. Boy in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Hollywood Star in Burnley

    Wacky Warehouse - The Star

    Burnley

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Wacky Warehouse at The Star provides kids up to 4ft9 a range of indoor play features spread over several floors of climbing maze, including racing sl...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.1 miles from York
  6. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

    Settle Treasure Hunt Trail

    Settle

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Pick out a pirate name and with a yo ho ho, join the hunt for buried loot on the Settle Treasure Hunt Trail. Salty sea dogs, young and old, will have...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 49.1 miles from York
  7. Boat at National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby

    National Fishing Heritage Centre

    Grimsby

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    National Fishing Heritage Centre provides a fascinating insight into Grimsby's maritime history, so why not sign up as a crewmember and find out why...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 49.2 miles from York
  8. Goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle

    Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

    Barnard Castle

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Giving unwanted or injured creatures the gift of a home is what Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is all about. It makes it a must see for all animal lovers!...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.2 miles from York
  9. Game arcade at Captains Cove Adventure Centre in Grimsby

    Captains Cove Adventure Centre

    Grimsby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Captains Cove Adventure Centre Working along a piratical theme, your children will be amazed by all the different activities they can play and intera...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.3 miles from York
  10. Lambs at Animal Quackers Park Farm in Bacup

    Animal Quackers Park Farm

    Bacup

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    A farm tour from a real farmer is just one of the things on offer at Animal Quackers Park Farm. Resident Farmer, Farmer Terry, will keep little ones...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (4 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.5 miles from York
  11. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Time 4 Play in Grimsby

    Time 4 Play

    Grimsby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Time 4 Play is a three level indoor soft play centre with a variety of obstacles, slides, sports area and ball pool, providing a safe, secure and sti...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.5 miles from York
  12. A girl playing in woodland at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

    Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

    Sheffield

    National ParksNational Parks

    If you love fantastic views, then you definitely don’t want to miss a trip to Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors. Create some wonderful memories...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.6 miles from York
  13. People swimming at Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool

    Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool

    Hathersage

    LidosLidos

    Take a swim in the outdoors any time of the year at Hathersage swimming pool. Set in the village of Hathersage, with views of surrounding hills, Stan...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.6 miles from York
  14. Make Believe

    Make Believe

    Hartlepool

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Take your kids to Make Believe role play centre in Hartlepool for 90 minutes of fun in the wonderful world of pretend play. Choose one of the three d...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 49.9 miles from York
  15. Studio at The Pot Painting Shed in Glossop

    The Pot Painting Shed

    Glossop

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Don’t let the weather spoil your plans! Go to The Pot Painting Shed and have fun getting creative indoors. As long as you have an artistic flair, age...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 49.9 miles from York
  16. Outside view of Summerhill in Hartlepool

    Summerhill

    Hartlepool

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Summerhill is a unique and welcoming Country Park on the western edge of Hartlepool that's both a Local Nature Reserve and an outdoor activity centre...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 49.9 miles from York
  17. F1 simulator at Stonerig Raceway in Oldham

    Stonerig Raceway

    Oldham

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Stonerig Raceway is a Scalextric Attraction that boasts of 9 massive themed Tracks, offering a great opportunity for some fast paced fun, whatever yo...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 50 miles from York