Things to do in and around York
Things to do in and around York
– October 2023
Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact
Beningbrough, YorkBeningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, National Trust, Beningbrough, York YO30 1DD. Tel 01904 472027
Children welcome. Wilderness play area including a den zone, climbing stack and cantilever swing plus activities in the holidays. Accessible. Lift access available for the gallery. Electric scooters available from the stable block for the gardens. Dogs welcome with conditions. Deidre Brown Travel The Landings, Beningbrough, York YO30 1BY. Tel 01904 471142
Dunnington, YorkYork Maze Elvington Lane, Dunnington, York YO19 5LT. Tel 01904 607341
Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome
Elvington, YorkYorkshire Air Museum Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Tel 01904 608595
Children welcome. planes, vehicles Accessible. Large open air museum, good disabled access Dogs welcome with conditions.
Murton, YorkYorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5UF. Tel 01904 489966
Children welcome. Children's playground and activities. Animals on site for visitors to see (please note - not a petting farm). Accessible. Accessible toilet. Lift available to upper floor in main display building. Most of the site is accessible by wheelchair but much of the outdoor area is grass and gravel path. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Nun Monkton, YorkYorkshire Heart Vineyard Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EL. Tel 01423 330716
Stillingfleet, YorkStillingfleet Lodge Gardens Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York YO19 6HP. Tel 01904 728506
Accessible. Accessible for wheelchairs, no disabled w.c..
YorkBarley Hall 2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate, York YO1 8AR. Tel 01904 615505
Children welcome. Restored medieval house, Visitors can make themselves at home and sit on the chairs and handle the objects City Cruises York The boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP. Tel 01904 628324
Children welcome. Accessible. Limited disabled access, ramped pontoon at Kings Staith Landing and 1 accessible boat. Dogs welcome with conditions. City Screen Picturehouse 13/17 Coney street, York YO1 9QL. Tel 0871 902 5726
Children welcome. Wed morning 'Big Scream' film club for parents and babies. Fri morning 'Toddler time' screenings for pre-schoolers. Sat morning Kids' Club films for youngsters - no lone adults admitted. Accessible. Level access all areas. Audio description. Subtitles Screenings Dogs welcome with conditions. CitySightSeeing York Exhibition Square, York YO1 7AB. Tel 01904 638738
Children welcome. Open top bus tour Accessible. Wheelchair Accessible on some tour buses Clifford's Tower Tower Street, York YO1 9SA. Tel 01904 646940
Children welcome. Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN. Tel 01904 655543
Children welcome. Children under six no charge. Special Family events. Museum shop includes items of interest to children. Dogs welcome with conditions. Grand Opera House 4 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW. Tel 0844 871 3024
Children welcome. Regular children's shows Accessible. inc disabled toilet. Hearing assistance. Some audio-described & captioned performances. Jorvik Dig St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN. Tel 01904 615505
Children welcome. Four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, so you can grab a trowel and dig up the clues that show how people lived in these times. Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets Jorvik Viking Centre Coppergate, York YO1 9WT. Tel 01904 615505
Children welcome. Ride through a Viking village, costumed reenactors Accessible. Wheelchair accessible, but only one wheelchair is allowed in the centre at a time, so booking is essential Joseph Rowntree Theatre Haxby Road, York YO31 8TA. Tel 01904 501935 Box Office
Children welcome. Regular children's shows including musicals & pantomime. Accessible. Includes disabled toilet & hearing loop. Space for 3 wheelchairs. Merchant Adventurers' Hall Fossgate, York YO1 9XD. Tel 01904 654818
Children welcome. Accessible. Fully accessible inc lift & toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions. Micklegate Bar Mueum Micklegate, York YO1 6JX. Tel 01904 615505
Website http://richardiiiexperience.com National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Tel 08448153139
Children welcome. miniature railway, playground, storytelling, science shows (weekends & school holidays) Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets Tenpin York Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4WZ. Tel 0871 873 2450
Children welcome. With adult supervision. Bowling birthday parties. Accessible. Access via front door wheelchair ramps. Disabled toilets. The Ghost Trail The Minster (west doors), York YO1 7HH. Tel 01904 633276
Website http://www.ghosttrail.co.uk The Original Ghost Walk York 8pm at King's Arms Pub, Ouse Bridge, York YO1 9SN. Tel 01759 373090 / 07825 618123
Children welcome. Stories are for all ages Accessible. Access the meeting point via King Street Dogs welcome The Web Adventure Park Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH. Tel 01904 692221
Children welcome. A childrens' attraction for all ages, whatever the weather. Accessible. Treasurer's House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL. Tel 01904 624247
Website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/treasurers-house-york Vue Cinemas Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XY. Tel 0871 224 0240
Website http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/cinema/york York Art Gallery Exhibiton Square, York YO1 7EW. Tel 01904 687687
Children welcome. Drawing, handling, games & trails Accessible. York Barbican Paragon Street, York YO10 4NT.
Children welcome. Selected events have age restrictions. Accessible. We cater for mobility scooters, wheelchairs etc. Lift access to balcony seating. York Castle Museum Eye of York, York YO1 9RY. Tel 01904 687687
Children welcome. Hands-on exhibits and activities, costumed staff, special events. Accessible. The ground floor, Victorian Street, York Castle Prison, The Sixties exhibition, 1914: When the World Changed Forever exhibition, cafe and the shop are accessible to wheelchair users and mobility scooters. One upper floor is not accessible. Disabled toilet. Free admission for disabled visitors and a carer. York Cat Trail York Glass Ltd, 34 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX.
Children welcome. Follow a map to find the cat statues on the historic buildings Accessible. Dogs welcome York Cold War Bunker Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT. Tel 01904 646940
Children welcome. Baby changing facilities Accessible. Access by wheelchair lift. No prams or mobility scooters. York Dungeon 12 Clifford Street, York YO1 3RD. Tel 0871 4232260
Children welcome. Website information - Only suitable for children age 4 and over Accessible. Accessible by manual wheelchair only, which needs to be pushed. The user needs to be able to transfer to a stair lift to go up two flights of stairs. Only one wheelchair user allowed per hour. Unsuitable for Visually Impaired Guests due to the dark nature of the attraction York Glaziers Trust 6 Deansgate, York YO1 7JB. Tel 01904 557228
Accessible. Fully accessible York Theatre Royal St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD. Tel 01904 623568
Accessible. Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR. Tel 01904 687687
Children welcome. Accessible. Museum and 10 acre gardens fully accessible. York's Chocolate Story King's Square, York YO1 7LD. Tel 01904 527765
Children welcome. Accessible. Wheelchair access to all areas of the attraction. Lift to all floors and accessible toilet on ground floor. The Chocolate Bar has a wheelchair accessible counter and designated wheelchair seating. Holgate Windmill Windmill Rise, Acomb Road, York YO26 4TX. Tel 01904 624387
Website https://www.holgatewindmill.org York Minster Deangate, York YO1 1HH. Tel 01904 557200
Children welcome. Free trails, children's chapel, workshops, story chest, explorer backpacks, interactive activities in the Undercroft. Accessible. Ramped access & lifts, Dogs welcome with conditions.