The Summer holidays are here and thousands are flocking to spend the Summer holidays in York to see the attractions, shop, eat, and explore so we thought we would pop some ideas together of places to go, and things to d0 just for you!

Jorvik Viking Centre

Visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy, ride on their updated ride experience through a life like Viking village, visit their state-of-the-art galleries, and discover facts about Viking’s you never knew! And throughout this Summer they have a special exhibition of Silverdale Hoard for a limited time!

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River City Cruises

See the city from the River Ouse, aboard City Cruises’ freshly painted blue boats. From sightseeing cruises to self-drive boats, there’s a trip to suit the whole family. From £13 you can enjoy daytime sightseeing, a riverbus service, early evening cruise, or a floodlit evening cruise.

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Castle Howard

If you happy to travel outside of York, we highly recommend heading to Castle Howard. With its beautiful, and spacious grounds, the large stately home, and the newest addition ‘Skelf Island’ there is plenty to do for all ages. From the 30th July to the 4th September their famous adventure playground with treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets, and climbing equipment will be brought to life with theme activities during the holidays. The Skelves will be there to entertain and amuse on weekends during the summer holidays and during the week, there’ll be lots of self-led activities in the Skelf Wild Wood, from crafts to play.



York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is an award winning museum based in the centre of York next to Clifford’s Tower. In the museum you can immerse yourself in over 400 years of York’s past, and see hundreds of years of York’s history in one place – from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to the world famous recreated Victorian Street, Kirkgate. Their interactive and immersive galleries hold thousands of historic objects that really bring the past to life, and their exhibitions promise fascinating displays and innovative new ways of learning about York’s past.

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Clifford’s Tower

Have you been to the newly developed Clifford’s Tower yet? You should do! The views are to die for. With newly fitted interactive stands and an amazing platform spanning the top of the tower it is definitely one to visit at least once while you are in York.

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York Web Adventure Park

Looking for something a bit more fast paced for the kids then head to York Web Adventure Park! With it’s large indoor soft play, it’s animal enclosures, fair ground rides, dinosaur golf, water play, entertainers, and high rope obstacle course and climbing wall, there is so much to do for children of all ages, and the best part…….once you have paid your tickets you can go on the rides as many times as you want! (Please note some things cost additional once in the park)

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Another place perfect for children to burn off their energy is Piglets Adventure Farm. There are go karts, jumping pillows, play equipment, crazy gold, an assault course, petting animals, sand pits, tractor rides, indoor play barn, and so much more!


Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum based on the outskirts of York at Elvington is the perfect place for plane enthusiasts of all ages! The museum was originally a WWII bomber command base before it was converted, and you can now immerse yourself in their fantastic displays, visit the restored control tower, the gunners room, and so much more.


These are just a handful of some of the amazing places to visit in York, to find out more places to go or what’s on event wise in York head to the Visit York Page. In need of accommodation for your stay? Head to our enquiries page to see what apartments we have available this Summer!