Kid-friendly attractions in York
Lovely to know that you're planning your Christmas vacations from so early on! And with kids on the hand, I agree it does make sense to be prepared! :)
Vacation!!! (Source: CJ Sorg)
Let me help you out with some suggestions regarding the best kid-friendly attractions in York that you should definitely not miss out on!
York is an amazing place for kids, what with a variety of attractions and sights that will excite them! Here's a list to help you decide on your itinerary.
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playpark
The Arena, Wigginton Road, York, North Yorkshire YO32 2RH, UK
Phone: +44 1904 692221
The Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playpark is just right for the kids - considering it is an amusement-cum-theme park with activities and fun things to do for kids of all ages - and you get to enjoy yourself in the bargain as well! Go back to your childhood with your kids at the Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playpark!
Here's what someone who brought his kids to the Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playpark had to say in its praise:
I brought my children here for the first time ever and I will definatly be back!!! Everyday if I could. The children had such an amazing time. I could go on all of the equipment and actually play with my children. It was clean, fresh and bright!! The staff, well they were beyond what I could have expected. They must be treated well because they all had smiles on their faces, and could not do enough to help us even though it was really busy. I don't think I have ever had a pizza so good either. Better than the ones I had in Italy last year, the kids had chicken bites made out fresh chicken breast. Yum Yum Yum. Well worth the money. Thank You Creepy Crawlies.
York Castle Museum
Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7EW, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 687687
York Castle Museum (Source: York Castle Museum)
The York Castle Museum is housed in prison buildings and has various interesting displays ranging from displays of everyday life to life in the prison, as well as a Barn Gallery, a Children's Gallery and military and costume displays.
A way to spend a thoroughly enjoyable day with kids! Here's what I read online about the York Castle Museum:
This was our second visit to York Castle Museum, this time with kidlets weaving between our legs, and it made for a very enjoyable day out!
The museum catalogs (or "catalogues" in England) the history of the city in a series of scenes that are populated with artifacts from each era. Visitors follow a well-laid-out path around the museum, stopping to peer into shop windows from the early 1900s, reproduced kitchens from the 1980s, living rooms from the 1700s, and so on. This makes for an intriguing and educating journey through time.
Down in the dungeon, a new exhibit chronicles the characters who stayed in York Gaol, some of which is quite ghoulish. It's a very different style to the rest of the museum, and the change is quite jarring; I'm not sure it works so well, but it's ambitious and is interesting all the same.
The little cafe in the museum served the needs of our whole group of 14, which was a minor miracle.
Highly recommended for all ages!
(Source: York Castle Museum - York)
12 Clifford Street, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 632599
With kids these days all so precocious and 'into' (to use their own terms!) everything weird and eerie, the York Dungeon will be a place you will enjoy as a family - what with such scary stuff that you almost hug each other out of fear and excitement!
The York Dungeon (Source: Laura Parsons)
Book your tickets from their website.
Here's a review I read online:
I went reluctantly to the York Dungeons with my four children and we had to queue down the street before we went in as it was very busy. I was a bit worried as various actors kept coming out and did look very scary, playing their part to us, and I thought my youngest child may get too scared.
The actors inside are very good and I myself was scared of being tapped on the shoulder or picked on by the Judge.
But in the end we all found it a bit of a laugh although some of the torture chamber stories were a bit gory.
I would definitely recommend it for a bit of a laugh, even for small children!!!
(Source: York - Kids Activities)
I hope you will have a fantastic holiday with your kids and enjoy everything that York has to offer! If you'd like to know about the best kid-friendly hotels to put up in while in York or the most comfortable restaurant that serves special kids stuff, do get back and we'd be glad to assist you.
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