Little Vikings


Little Vikings - The best of York for families, in print and online

Little Vikings is an independent, influential and trusted print and online guide to the best of York (and beyond) for families, founded and run by a York family with three children. Whether you're local or visiting, it's all you need to make the most of a visit to York and the surrounding area with your family.


York is a wonderful place for families, and our mission is to help local and visiting families discover the best of York for kids through our carefully selected recommendations, insights and in-depth knowledge. For the best of family-friendly York, look no further: from the best York attractions for families to the best places in York to eat with kids to the best walks in and around York and day trips to the Yorkshire Moors, Dales and Coast, we've got it covered. Looking for free things to do in York or rainy day ideas? We cover that too.


With our print magazine covering each school holiday, the Little Vikings website, Little Vikings Club for family-friendly businesses, flagship Family Guide to York, weekly Little Vikings newsletter, Little Vikings Awards and popular social media channels - as well as the high profile events we take part in - we’re the only organisation that reaches tens of thousands of highly targeted parents of 0-11 year-olds living in and visiting North Yorkshire using traditional and digital media.


The best way to discover the best things to do in York with kids is to visit the Little Vikings website ( or pick up one of our guides (or read them online). They're packed with the latest what’s on information, news, reviews, ideas for days out, our top places to eat in York with kids, places to stay and more practical advice for anyone visiting York with children (whether visiting or local).

You'll find:

The best family attractions and things to do in York with kids

- Ideas for day trips in and around York

- Family walks in and near York

- Family-friendly places to eat in York

- Things to do for free in York

- Rainy days in York

- Family-friendly places to stay in York

- Birthday parties in York

- Children's classes in York

- Why not subscribe to the weekly Little Vikings newsletter (subscribe through our website)? You’ll get ideas for the weekend, insider info and more, straight to your inbox

And make sure you follow Little Vikings on social media - you'll find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Why not check out the winners of the Little Vikings Awards too? It’s our annual awards programme that rewards the best things in York for kids, and you’ll see the winners’ stickers and certificates being proudly displayed across the city. You’ll also find us providing free, fun activities for children at various high profile events in York such as York Balloon Fiesta and York Food and Drink Festival.

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