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Child friendly places in York and district

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York and district – July 2018

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Child friendly places to go


Barley Hall 2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate, York YO1 8AR. Tel 01904 615505
Email barleyhall@yorkat.co.uk
Website http://www.barleyhall.org.uk
Child notes Restored medieval house, Visitors can make themselves at home and sit on the chairs and handle the objects

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Beningbrough, York YO30 1DD. Tel 01904 472027
Email joanne.parker@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall
Child notes Wilderness playground. Bring your own games to the south lawn or jump on one of the bikes and trikes provided.

British Wool Show 2018 York Auction Centre, Murton, York YO19 5GF. Tel 07790 391142
Email info@britishwool.net
Website http://www.britishwool.net
Child notes Drop in on the day workshops

City Screen Picturehouse 13/17 Coney street, York YO1 9QL. Tel 0871 902 5726
Email cityscreenyork@picturehouses.co.uk
Website http://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/york_picturehouse#disables-access
Child notes 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.

Clifford's Tower Tower Street, York YO1 9SA. Tel 01904 646940
Email cliffordstower@english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/cliffords-tower-york

Fairfax House Castlegate, York YO1 9RN. Tel 01904 655543
Email info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk
Website http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
Child notes Children under six no charge. Special Family events. Museum shop includes items of interest to children.

Grand Opera House 4 Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW. Tel 0844 871 3024
Website http://www.atgtickets.com/york
Child notes Regular children's shows

Holgate Windmill Windmill Rise, Acomb Road, York YO26 4TX. Tel 01904 624387
Email jenny@hartland38.plus.com
Website http://www.holgatewindmill.org
Child notes A Learning Destination. 4 ladders to climb to each floor. Grain to feel, quern to use. Toy rats and mice to findHelpful guides.

Jorvik Dig St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN. Tel 01904 615505
Email dig@yorkat.co.uk
Website http://www.digyork.com
Child notes 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.

Jorvik Viking Centre Coppergate, York YO1 9WT. Tel 01904 615505
Email jorvik@yorkat.co.uk
Website http://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/
Child notes Ride through a Viking village, costumed reenactors

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Haxby Road, York YO31 8TA. Tel 01904 501935 Box Office
Email moira.tait@jrtheatre.co.uk
Website http://jrtheatre.co.uk
Child notes Regular children's shows including musicals & pantomime.

Merchant Adventurers' Hall Fossgate, York YO1 9XD. Tel 01904 654818
Email enquiries@merchantshallyork.org
Website http://www.merchantshallyork.org
Child notes Children’s audio guide and interactive computer game and quiz.

National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Tel 08448153139
Email nrm@nrm.org.uk
Website http://www.nrm.org.uk
Child notes miniature railway, playground, storytelling, science shows (weekends & school holidays)

Tenpin York Stirling Road, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4WZ. Tel 0871 873 2450
Email york@tenpin.co.uk
Website http://www.tenpin.co.uk/york
Child notes With adult supervision. Bowling birthday parties.

The Original Ghost Walk York 8pm at King's Arms Pub, Ouse Bridge, York YO1 9SN. Tel 01759 373090 / 01904 764222
Email ghostwalk.ofyork@talk21.com
Website http://www.theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk
Child notes Stories are for all ages

The Web Adventure Park Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH. Tel 01904 692221
Email ann@webadventurepark.co.uk
Website http://www.webadventurepark.co.uk
Child notes A childrens' attraction for all ages, whatever the weather.

Wolds Gliding Club The Airfield, Pocklington, York YO42 1NP. Tel 01759 303579
Email office@wolds-gliding.com
Website http://www.wolds-gliding.com

York Art Gallery Exhibiton Square, York YO1 7EW. Tel 01904 687687
Email enquiries@ymt.org.uk
Website http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk
Child notes Drawing, handling, games & trails

York Barbican Paragon Street, York YO10 4NT. Tel 08448 542757
Website http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk
Child notes Some shows have age restrictions.

York Boat The boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP. Tel 01904 628324
Email infoyork@citycruises.com
Website http://www.yorkboat.co.uk

York Bus Exhibition Square, York YO1 7AB. Tel 01904 634296
Website http://www.yorkbus.co.uk/times?routeID=21
Child notes Open top bus tour

York Castle Museum Eye of York, York YO1 9RY. Tel 01904 687687
Email enquiries@ymt.org.uk
Website http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Child notes Hands-on exhibits and activities, costumed staff, special events.

York Cat Trail York Glass Ltd, 34 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX.
Email sales@yorkluckycats.co.uk
Website https://www.yorkluckycats.co.uk/york-cat-trail
Child notes Follow a map to find the cat statues on the historic buildings

York Cold War Bunker Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT. Tel 01904 646940
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/york-cold-war-bunker
Child notes Baby changing facilities

York Dungeon 12 Clifford Street, York YO1 3RD. Tel 0871 4232260
Website http://www.thedungeons.com
Child notes Website information - Only suitable for children age 4 and over

York Maze Elvington Lane, Dunnington, York YO19 5LT. Tel 01904 607341
Email info@yorkmaze.com
Website http://www.yorkmaze.com

York Minster Deangate, York YO1 1HH. Tel 01904 557200
Email info@yorkminster.org
Website http://www.yorkminster.org
Child notes Free trails, children's chapel, workshops, story chest, explorer backpacks, interactive activities in the Undercroft.

Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Tel 01904 608595
Email museum@yorkshireairmuseum.org
Website http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
Child notes planes, vehicles

Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR. Tel 01904 687687
Email enquiries@ymt.org.uk
Website http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5UF. Tel 01904 489966
Email s.lofthouse@murtonpark.co.uk
Website http://www.murtonpark.co.uk
Child notes Children's playground and activities. Animals on site for visitors to see (please note - not a petting farm).

York's Chocolate Story King's Square, York YO1 7LD. Tel 01904 527765
Website http://www.yorkschocolatestory.com

Child friendly accommodation


Cawood Park Ryther Road, Cawood, York YO8 3TT. Tel 01757 268450
Email enquiries@cawoodpark.com
Website http://www.cawoodpark.com
Child notes play area & swimming pool

Cawood Park Ryther Road, Cawood, York YO8 3TT. Tel 01757 268450
Email enquiries@cawoodpark.com
Website http://www.cawoodpark.com
Child notes play area & swimming pool

Home Farm Moreby, Stillingfleet, York YO19 6HN. Tel 01904 728263
Email home_farm@hotmail.co.uk
Website http://www.homefarmyork.co.uk/

Linton Lock Marina & Campsite Linton-on-Ouse, York YO30 2AZ. Tel 01347 844048

Linton Lock Marina & Campsite Linton-on-Ouse, York YO30 2AZ. Tel 01347 844048

Moor End Farm Acaster Malbis, York YO23 2UQ. Tel 01904 706727
Email dawnhhall@hotmail.co.uk
Website http://www.moor-end-farm.co.uk
Child notes Swings

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York Station Rise, York YO1 6GD. Tel 01904 894580
Email reservations@thegrandyork.co.uk
Website http://www.thegrandyork.co.uk
Child notes Children's Afternoon Tea and Food menus, Themed Afternoon Teas, Santa visits on Christmas Day

Weir Caravan Park 4 Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1AN. Tel 01759 371377
Email enquiries@yorkshireholidayparks.co.uk
Website http://www.yorkshireholidayparks.co.uk
Child notes Play area

Child friendly clubs, societies & organisations


UK Foot Golf Skelton Park, Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW. Tel 01904 470549 / 0800 689 9552
Email york@ukfootgolf.com
Website http://www.ukfootgolf.com
Child notes For family young and old

York Golf Range Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST. Tel 01904 499275
Email info@yorkgolfrange.co.uk
Website http://www.yorkgolfrange.co.uk
Child notes Crazy golf, junior club hire, 9-hole under 10's golf course

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