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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.

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Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • National 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...

Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool

  • Hathersage
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

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...

Make Believe5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

The Pot Painting Shed

  • Glossop
  • Indoor
  • Pottery 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...

Summerhill5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks 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...

Puttstars Rochdale

  • Rochdale
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Ready for a mini golf adventure the whole family will love? Take your little ones to Puttstars Rochdale and make your way through all the quirky chal...

Stonerig Raceway

  • Oldham
  • Indoor
  • Go 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...

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