Planning a Family-Friendly Trip to York

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Not only is York a wonderful treasure trove of fascinating history but also a fantastic destination for a family-friendly trip at any time of the year. With its enchanting medieval streets, ancient walls, and many different activities for all the family. When planning your family getaway, York is a great destination, we have put together some must-see attractions and delightful activities that will make your visit an unforgettable experience.

Rowntree Park – 2 minutes’ walk
Right on the doorsteps of Roomzzz York City is the beautiful Rowntree Park. Home to 10 hectares of land with everything from the children’s playground, sports facilities, animals and wildlife. You can take a leisurely stroll along the trails or watch the young ones go wild, whatever you choose there is something for all. 

York Castle Museum – 10 minutes’ walk
The York Castle Museum is a treasure trove of historical artefacts and immersive displays. From Victorian street scenes to World War II exhibits, this museum allows families to step into the past. Kids will love the recreated Victorian classrooms and interactive exhibits like the Kirkgate, a life-sized recreated street from the Victorian era.

Clifford’s Tower – 14 minutes’ walk
Climb the spiral staircase of Clifford’s Tower and discover the secrets of this iconic landmark. The tower offers panoramic views of the city and is a fantastic spot for a family picnic. Learn about its fascinating history and the significance of its ruins through engaging exhibits and audio guides.

York’s Chocolate Story – 15 minutes’ walk
York has a sweet secret: it is the home of renowned British chocolatiers. Visit York’s Chocolate Story to indulge in the fascinating world of chocolate-making. Discover the city’s chocolate heritage, learn about the process of making chocolate, and even get hands-on with workshops and tastings that will delight the whole family.

Jorvik Viking Centre – 17 minutes’ walk
Step back in time to the era of the Vikings at the Jorvik Viking Centre. This interactive museum showcases York’s Viking heritage through lifelike exhibits and reconstructed Viking streets. Hop aboard a Viking carriage and embark on a fascinating journey through 10th-century York, complete with sounds and smells that bring the past to life.

The Shambles – 20 minutes’ walk
Take a leisurely stroll along The Shambles, York’s most famous street, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a storybook. This medieval thoroughfare, with its overhanging timber-framed buildings and charming shops, will transport your family to another era. Explore unique boutiques, visit the charming Little Shambles market, and don’t forget to capture the picture-perfect moments amidst the historic architecture.

York Minster – 35 minutes’ walk

A visit to York is not complete without a visit to the stunning York Minster. This magnificent Gothic cathedral, one of the largest in Northern Europe, will leave your family mesmerised. Climb the 275 steps to the top of the central tower for beautiful views of the city or explore the interactive Undercroft Museum, which offers a fascinating journey through the Minster’s history.

So pack your bags, grab a map, and get ready to embark on a fun-family trip and make the most of it by staying with Roomzzz at our York City aparthotel. Only a short walk from all the fun, but with enough room for everyone in our Family Grande rooms. Visit –[wsJsZoGCLg62hr_WrMSMy34imGhpUk2y9aaQctQHhnc]/en/results.php?checkin=&nights=1&partya=2 to book your stay today!

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