?The summer holidays have finally arrived!? The time has come for family days out and lovely holidays.
As The Olympics showed last year, Britain has a lot to offer,?let?s looks at some great ideas of things you can do with the kids.
York is a picturesque walled city in Yorkshire, founded in Roman times and full of history and character. With great access to the rest of Yorkshire by road and rail, York is a great destination either for a family day out or a longer family trip. There?s plenty to do for all ages, along with a selection of great places for food and drink.
Where to stay:
For those wanting more than a day in York, then it is a good idea to pre-book somewhere to stay. Some of our highly recommended accommodations include the Ace hostel and the Hedley House Hotel.
Ace Hostel is a 4 star hostel, ideal for those on a budget or looking for group accommodation. Situated within easy access of the railway station and the central attractions of York itself, Ace Hostel York is a great place to use as a base for your trip to York.
Alternatively our other pick is the Hedley House Hotel rated as one of York?s top hotels, situated in a great location for attractions and transport. The rooms and service are a great standard and being close to the sights and sounds of the city means that families can get the most out of their days in York.
What is there to do in York?
York has a range of things to keep young and old entertained on a family daytrip.
If you have the time and the weather is nice, we recommend to walk around the town and take in the sights of the walled city and its historic buildings, taking in the interesting streets like The Shambles and Mickelgate.
In terms of the attractions York has to offer, here are some of our favourites:-
What Else Is There To Do?
Of course, York has a lot more to offer and these are just a few ideas of things to do. If you?re having a family trip to York for a longer period of time, then there are plenty of activities a little further afield. Activities such as Eden Camp and The Yorkshire Air Museum are fun activities where you can learn about World War 2 and other events.
?If you have a car or want to make the most of public transport then the picturesque Yorkshire dales or the Yorkshire coastline are within easy travelling distance, adding a different dimension to the family trip.
- National Railway Museum ? a great museum for all ages, with free entry. A look at the history of the railway and regular events and attractions that are updated regularly, as well as interactive exhibits to learn about the science and technology of railways
- York Minster ? a stunning building full of history, join a guided tour around the minster and learn about its past. The minster regularly updates their events and have introduced interactive exhibits to make learning fun
- Jorvik Viking Centre ? Learn about the Viking ancestry of York with interactive activities to interest visitors of all ages. The Jorvik Viking centre makes learning about the past fun and regularly updates its exhibits.
- YorkBoat ? if you have more timeon your hands and want to see York from a leisurely setting, then take a trip on the YorkBoat. See the sights of York from the river Ouse, with audio commentary.
- Original Ghost Walk of York- A Ghost Walk is the perfect activity to keep your group ntertained and to learn some new things about York, as well as seeing the city from a different perspective in the night time.
- York's Chocolate Story - Children can discover chocolate?s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even explore the sustainable future of chocolate. From the origins of cocoa to the household names of Rowntree?s, Terry?s and Craven?s, groups can uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York?s greatest chocolate products, from the Chocolate Orange to the globally famous Kit Kat.