Children can get bored easily, meaning a city break isn’t always the easiest when travelling with a family. Below are our top picks for families who want to visit York!

York’s Chocolate Story

What child doesn’t like chocolate? For almost 300 years York has been a great producer of one of the world’s most love foods! Learn how chocolate is made, where it comes from, and the secrets behind its delicious taste.


Price: Adult £11.50, Child £9.50 (under 4’s go free), Senior Citizen £10.50, Student £10.50, Family of 4 £39.95, Family of 5 £47.95

Opening times: 10am-4pm (Closed 25th and 26th December)

Jorvik Viking Centre

Kids seem to love bloody history, by bloody we mean gruesome! The Jorvik Viking Centre will captivate your children without them even realising they are learning. Learn how this great city was taken over by the Vikings before your children have fun on the interactive ride experience and take a journey back in time over 1,000 years ago.


Price: STARTS FROM Adult £10.25, Child £7.25, Concessions £8.25, Family of 4 £30.95, Family of 5 £32.95.

Opening times: April-October 10am-5pm, November-March 10am-4pm.

York Dungeon

Thrilling for all the family, learn more about York’s dark past. With a cast of theatrical performers, this 75 minute journey through time is not for the faint hearted. However, it’s not just fear you will feel, enjoy hilarious performances, captivating special effects, and a truly unique experience.


Price: STARTS FROM £14.50

Opening times: Usually between 10am-5pm, this varies on some dates throughout the year so please check before you visit.

National Railway Museum

One of the most family friendly activities in York, the National Railway Museum is perfect for those with younger ones that love locomotives, or those who just love to play. York is famous for its railways so any train enthusiast will thoroughly love this attraction. Kids love the science shows and story telling, not to mention the play area and miniature railway ride.


Price: Free

Opening times: 10am-6pm (closed 24th, 25th & 26th December)

Castle Howard

One of Britain’s finest country houses, with a land-train, boat trips, and an adventure playground, your kids won’t be bored here. Discover a historic house and park surrounded by adventure trails, as well as enjoying a regular programme of events for the kids. If you fancy it, you can even enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.


Price: STARTS FROM Adult £18.95, Concession £17.50, Child £9.95 (under 4’s go free), Family of 5 £47.85

Opening times: 10:30am-4pm


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *