Family Days Out In York – Explore the Ancient City
The exquisite city of York truly has something for everyone. Famed for its architecture, Gothic cathedral and charming cobbled streets, it also boasts brilliant shops, eateries and endless museums.
York, with the River Ouse at its heart and framed by ancient Roman walls is home to a wealth of attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre, Yorkshire Museum, York Dungeons, the National Railway Museum and Clifford’s Tower. York also has a vibrant theatre scene and an eminent Racecourse.
Take a look at the fantastic video of York, below, compiled by the city’s official tourism body, Visit York.
Explore a little further and relax in the many charming villages and market towns which are nearby or take a trip to the magnificent Castle Howard.
After a busy day exploring, relax and enjoy the fabulous facilities which Goosewood has to offer. One note of caution, parking in York is expensive and spaces are at a premium so it is best to use the nearby Rawcliffe Bar park-and-ride bus service
Family attractions and days out in York
York Minster Cathedral
One of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Explore one of the worlds largest Gothic cathedrals, Marvel at the stunning architecture, climb the central tower or explore York Minster’s Undercroft – revealing a 2000 year historic journey through time!
National Railway Museum, York
Don’t miss the heritage and discovery at the National Railway Museum. With FREE ENTRY and over 1,000,000 artifacts that changed the world we live in – from the infamous Flying Scotsman, The Mallard 75 or magnificent Royal Carriages. Kids and adults alike will love exploring the collection.
Jorvik Viking Centre, York
The Vikings are coming! – This world famous family attraction is a must-see for visitors to York. Explore the streets of an ancient Viking Age village as they would have been over 1000 years ago. Discover real artifacts and remains from the Viking City of ‘Jorvik’ or as we now know it York!
York Castle Museum, York
Another step-back in time for families. York Castle Musuem provides a look back into history. Stroll along Victorian streets and shop fronts or explore the many artifacts in the museum’s collection. There are temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year so see the website for details of what’s on when you visit.
Dare you walk the dungeons? – Experience the ultimate thrill-filled journey through York’s murky past. With live role-play, special effects, laughter, screams and theatre a trip to York Dungeons is both a fun, frightful and facinating walk through York’s history.
The Shambles – York
The Shambles is a street in the city centre of York with a long and intersting past. Dating back to Medieval times it was once the street of butchers shops. Today The Shambles is home to a wide range of boutique shops including designers clothes, gifts and souveniers.
Ghost Walks in York
Every night there are a wide number of different Ghost Walks that guide you through the centre of York. The old passageways (Snickleways) of York and old medieval buildings make for a really spooky atmosphere and great fun for the whole family.