Places

Something for everyone

Whether your family has a budding archaeologist, a Thomas the Tank Engine fan or a history buff, York has something to indulge everyone's passions. And with many activities located in the city, it's easy to hop from one to the other and keep everybody happy. Or for a full day out, it's easy to lose yourself at either York Maze or nearby Castle Howard, one of England's finest Baroque mansions and filming location of Brideshead Revisited.

York Golf Range, York - Set in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of York, York Golf Range provides outstanding facilities and exceptional value for money. Hit balls on the golf range, Putt to victory on the Crazy Golf, Play golf on the 9 hole course or kick a hole-in-one on the FootGolf, whatever you choose you'll have great fun at York Golf Range.

Hands-on history

Stepping back in time has never been so much fun. DIG offers little ones the chance to become real archaeologists and follow clues to unearth Roman, Viking and Victorian artefacts and they may even get to meet a Roman warrior on their travels! For more hands-on history, the free National Railway Museum is packed with activities for kids (young and old!). Discover over 300 years of railway history and a collection of over 100 locomotives. You can watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse their object-filled Warehouse, or let off steam in the outdoor play area.

Messing about on the river

For a more leisurely day out, why not take to the river. There is a positive raft of boat trips along the river Ouse, giving you and your family the chance to kick back and see the sights sail by in comfort. You could even choose one of the lunch cruises and stop off at a riverside pub for a snack before you jump aboard again for the return trip.

Full throttle

York Motorsports Village (YMSV) is the UK's most exciting indoor race themed leisure facility and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards - Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014. Children from the age of 4 are welcome as there are features designed for all ages!