Best Family Day Activities in York

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York is a fascinating city to explore, especially if you are visiting with your family. However, with so many things to do, you might wonder how you will pick the right activities for you all to enjoy. To help inspire you to have the best family break in York possible, here are some of the best family day activities for you to enjoy! 

Travel back in time at the Jorvik Viking Centre

We know that not everyone is a fan of history, but if your children don’t mind taking in a bit of culture during their time in York, then the Jorvik Viking Centre is definitely a place to visit. Giving you the chance to travel back 1,000 years, children can explore a genuine archaeological dig which has uncovered the remains of Viking homes, streets and workshops too. Along with this, you will also get the chance to interact with actors who are doing their best to bring the era back to life. 

Indulge at York’s Chocolate Story

If you are a fan of chocolate (and let’s be fair who isn’t) then you are going to want to visit the York’s chocolate factory tour. Taking you through the manufacturing process of some of the most famous brands in the world; you can learn more about how those delicious treats that all our family members love are created and brought to the stores across the UK. 

Follow the cat trail

A great way to explore the city, as well as keep your kids entertained is to take part in the York Cat Trail. There are lots of little cat sculptures that are dotted around the rooftops of the city, chimneys and eaves, and there is even a trail map that you can use to get around and find every single little feline friend as a family. 

Take a Ghost Bus Tour around the city

If you have braver children, or older children, then you might want to organise a tour around the city, albeit one aboard a haunted bus. Packed full of fun and laughter, as well as plenty of scares too. Best of all, whilst it is a fantastic way to get around the city, it is also a theatre show on wheels; which means that you can be entertained whilst you learn about the history of the city. 

Be spooked at York Dungeon

Another great thing to do if you have children that don’t mind being spooked, is York Dungeon. Here you will be able to discover more about the history of York (albeit the history that is rather gruesome and macabre too). This includes plague doctors and Viking torture chambers, all presented to you by a number of talented actors. 

York is a fantastic city to spend some time in. With plenty to see and do throughout the city streets, you can be sure that none of your family get bored, even the smallest members. 

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