Days Out York

Rainy Days

Things to do and places to visit when the rain comes in York.


Pottery & Glass Cafe in the heart of the city.

At Bish Bash Pot you can indulge your little ones creative side. With no added studio fee the price you see is the price you will pay. Come in and enjoy this creative cafe, have a cup of artisan tea or coffee and enjoy some fresh cake, salad or a sandwich from our home baker. Three times a week we have a Messy Makers session. Great fun and something to keep to help you remember this special time.

Please see our website for details. Bespoke baby prints and keepsakes available. Baby Changing facilities, soft play area and breastfeeding mums grab a chair and sit down! With a dedicated party room we offer parties starting from as young as 3 years old. Healthy, yummy party food can also be arranged.

Adults and Corporate bookings welcome. Ladies nights coming soon!

64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL


01904 654114
bishbashpot@gmail.com
www.bishbashpot.co.uk

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City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Cinema has various screenings suitable for families alongside its normal films.

Big Scream
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each.

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL


0871 902 5747
enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk
www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/Whats_On

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From the creator of JORVIK Viking Centre comes a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!

“One of the best family days out. No other experience gets you as close to the excitement of archaeological discovery.” The One Show’s Dan Snow

Our four excavation pits are filled with Roman, Viking, medieval and VIctorian finds – so grab a trowel, dig up the clues and discover how people lived in the past! Once you’ve unearthed these exciting discoveries, an archaeologist is on hand to help you examine real life archaeological finds like animal bones, pieces of Roman house tiles and even a Viking-Age poo! Don’t worry, the excavation pits are filled with synthetic, mess-free mud, so there’s no need to bring a change of clothes.

St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN


01904 615505
dig@yorkat.co.uk
digyork.com/

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Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

Book your slot on our website.


01904 360 500
info@energiyork.com
www.energiyork.com

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The Original Viking Encounter!

With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing our unique collection of 1,000 year old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy.

Discover Coppergate

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Your first experience at JORVIK is an exploration of the Coppergate Dig, with a fully immersive display taking you back to the 1970s.

Explore the Viking-Age City

Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like living in the city. The sights, sounds and even the smells of the Viking Age are brought vividly back to life as you journey back 1,000 years.

Experience the Real Thing

Get up-close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world, from delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks and even a fossilised Viking poo!

Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to our friendly Viking host

Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WT


01904 615505
jorvik@yorkat.co.uk
www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/?utm_source=YorkMumbler&utm_medium=BannerAd&utm_campaign=Jorvik

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What will your family discover at the world’s greatest railway museum? From Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive, to the replica of Stephenson’s world-changing Rocket, explore giant halls full of railway legends. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives and watch our engineers at work in the Workshop.

Kids can let off steam in the outdoor play area, enjoy lively science shows, take a ride on the miniature railway and learn through the interactive exhibits. With daily demonstrations, talks and a special events programme, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Soak up the atmosphere in our Station Hall. Climb on board historic carriages and travel back in time to experience working life in a station. From the opulent carriages of Queen Victoria to the armour plated war transport of George VI, there’s plenty of incredible history and fascinating stories to discover with our stunning collection of royal carriages.

Free entry
Plan your visit at nrm.org.uk

NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ


03330161010
info@railwaymuseum.org.uk
www.railwaymuseum.org.uk

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A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Complete with children’s indoor play area.

A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Whether you’re stopping for breakfast, lunch or dinner – there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy. At The Pear Tree Farm, we offer a wide selection of pub classics and traditional roast dinners from our daily carvery, with a choice of up to four joints and seasonal vegetables. And when it comes to our dessert menu, you can be sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth – from our homemade Cakeaway desserts to our wide selection of ice creams.

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday 9am- 11pm
Sunday 8am- 10:30pm

Food service:
Monday to Saturday 8am- 9:30pm
Sunday 8am-9pm

Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9GZ


01904 620124
admin@peartreefarm.co.uk
www.farmhouseinns.co.uk/pubs/north-yorkshire/pear-tree-farm/

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Pottery Painting Studio in the heart of York!

Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio is a well established pottery painting studio just 2 mins from York Minster and across the road from York Art Gallery. We have a vast selection of pottery and all the stamps, stencils, sponges and paints you need to help you and your little one get creative.

Baby Prints


We specialise in baby footprints on to ceramics and years of practice have enabled us to successfully get the perfect print on to most items. 3D plaster outprints and clay imprints are also available, provided with a handmade wooden box frame.

Kids Parties


We are a 2018 & 2019 Little Vikings award winning children’s party venue. We offer 4 separate discounted party packages for a minimum of 6 painters lasting between 1-1.5hrs. Party food can also be provided. See our website for more details.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! NO NEED TO BOOK JUST POP IN!

We are situated on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate and parking is available on Bootham Row, just behind the shop.

Mention York Mumbler for 10% off (excluding parties & evening bookings).


01904 675533
paint@rainbowsceramics.co.uk
www.rainbowsceramics.co.uk

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Distance from York: 41.5 miles

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December.

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!
Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.
Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.
The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.
The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.
Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.
Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).
During the school holidays there are also arts, crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU)


01482 381000
info@thedeep.co.uk
www.thedeep.co.uk

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Distance from York: 14 miles

Smile Café in Pocklington is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party, with plenty of fun activities to suit all ages.

The family-friendly play café is available for parties Monday to Saturday from 4pm and every Sunday afternoon from 1.30pm.

For younger children, under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area with double slide, mats and building toys, plus an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and ride-on toys. These range from £8.50 to £13.50 per child with a minimum 12 children.

Older children can also indulge their creative sides with Paint-Your-Own-Pottery and Be-my-Bear parties. More details for this on the Parties Page.
These are priced from £13.50 to £16.95 per child with a minimum of 8 children.

Smile Café is proud of its reputation for customer satisfaction, value for money and excellent food – with a food hygiene rating of 5/5.

The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW.


01759 305420
info@themilefarmshop.co.uk
www.themilefarmshop.co.uk/smile-cafe

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Inside you’ll find lots to do in the Creepy Crawlies play area, including climbing up and sliding down one of the biggest four lane Astra slides in the country. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over 5s. We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store. Little-ones can enjoy a variety of role-play and dressing up and there is also a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative.

Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water park area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes, go carts and more. Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guineau pigs, goats, pigs and chickens.

We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptiuos homemade, freshly prepared dishes!

Loyalty Scheme: Pick up your loyalty card, once you’ve paid for 6 child entries, you get a free hot drink and once you’ve paid for 10, you receive one free admission for a child.

Opening Times
Saturday to Thursday: 9.30am to 7pm
Friday: 9.30am to 8pm

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH


01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
www.webadventurepark.co.uk

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Spot the L.S. Lowry, Turner and Hockney and surround yourself with some of the best ceramic art in the world at York Art Gallery.
With a programme of changing exhibitions and events for all ages, there is always something new to see and do.
Adult £8, Child (0-16) Free with paying Adult, YMT Cardholder – Free.
Open 10am-5pm
Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW


01904 687687
enquiries@ymt.org.uk
www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

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A trip down our Victorian Street, Kirkgate, is something you will never forget. Meet the local characters, visit authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era.

Swing by the Sixties gallery, discover toys from days gone by, venture into the original prison cells that held Dick Turpin and surround yourself with a spectacular costume collection from the past 400 years.

With family-friendly activities and fascinating exhibitions, there is something for everyone at York Castle Museum.

Adult £12, Child Free (with paying adult). With YMT Card – Free.

Open 9.30am – 5pm.

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY


01904 687687
enquiries@ymt.org.uk
www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

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Bring your family to Visit England’s quality assured visitor attraction, and discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate. Unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history. Indulge yourselves in our café, with it’s delicious chocolate menu and shop from some of Britain’s finest confections stocked in our shop.

Family tickets available. Under 4’s go free.
York residents receive 1/3 off the full price admission rate on Sundays.
Group discounts available.

Open daily from 10am, last tour at 5pm. Closed 25th-26th December and 1st January

King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD


01905 541441
info@yorkschocolatestory.com
www.yorkschocolatestory.com

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From prehistory to Romans, Vikings and the city’s medieval splendour; see some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe.
Don’t miss our ground-breaking exhibition Yorkshire’s Jurassic World, opened by Sir David Attenborough. Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in.

Adult £8, Child (0-16) free with paying adult, YMT Cardholder – Free.
Open 10am-5pm.
Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR


01904 687687
enquiries@ymt.org.uk
www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

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Out of York

If you don’t mind travelling that little bit further then don’t forget the Out of York page for Day’s out ideas that little bit further afield.

Better Energise Leisure Centre

Energise Leisure Centre, located in Acomb, boasts a great gym, 25 metre main pool, fitness classes, sports hall, climbing wall, events facilities, swimming lessons, children’s parties and cafe, there is something for everyone at Energise.

Cornlands Road, York YO24 3DX
T: 01904 403900

Crazy Tykes – Wetherby

Distance from York: 13 miles

Crazy Tykes is an Indoor Soft Play area with visibility in mind for the parents.
They have a cafe with 200 seats and a chef on site to prepare all food orders freshly. Catering for children parties they love to do and can seat 60 in our fab party rooms.

“Crazy tykes is great for little ones especially during term time its super quiet during the day… and nice food to!”

DC, Feb 18

“Crazy tykes parties are fantastic! Great value and so easy.”

MJ, July 18

Unit 650 thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BJ
T: 01937 541007

Goosewood Holiday park – Swimming Pool – Sutton-On-The-Forest

Distance from York: 7 miles

Guests love our modern heated indoor swimming pool and splash pool for the kids. Guests will love the pool which provides all weather entertainment for the whole family. Charges apply for the use of the facilities which are also open to the public. Residents receive a discounted rate for entry.

“There’s a pool at goose wood holiday park near Sutton on the forest. Lovely little pool , open to public”

FW, June 2018

Goosewood farm caravan park in Sutton on the forest is lovely! Got a nice little pool and play area along side a bar, decent food and a little arcade!”

GP, Feb 2018

Carr Lane, Sutton-On-The-Forest, York, YO61 1ET
T: 01723 584311 (PHONE TO CHECK OPENING TIMES )

Library – 15 to choose from in York!

Explore York Libraries and Archives Regular Times and sessions

Acomb Explore Library

Front Street, York, Y024 3BZ Tel. (01904) 552651 E-mail: acomb@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 9.00am – 7.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 7.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
* Under 5s Storytime: Thursday 10:30-11am.
* Play Morning: Wednesday 10:30-11am.
* Knits and tots: Monday 10:30am-12pm.
* Lego Club: Saturday 11am-12pm.

Bishopthorpe Library

Main Street, York, YO23 2RB Tel. (01904) 552678 Email: bishopthorpe@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 2.00pm -7.00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10.00am -12.30 pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am -12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm
* Under 5s Storytime: Thursday 10.30 – 11.00 am
* Fun Friday craft session (all ages): Fridays 15.30 – 16.30pm ( term-time only)

Clifton Explore Library

Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 5SJ Tel. (01904) 552662 Email: clifton@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 10.00am -1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 10.00am -1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Thursday: 2.30pm – 7.00pm
Friday: 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm -5.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 1.00pm
* Under 5’s stories & rhyme time: Tuesdays & Fridays 10.30-11am
* Play morning: Wednesdays 10-11am
* Yorky Dads Lego: The last Saturday of the month 11.00am-12.30pm

Copmanthorpe Library

Village Centre, Main Street, York, YO23 3SU Tel. (01904) 552672 Email: copmanthorpe@exploreyork.org.uk
Monday: 9.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 2.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
* Under 5s Story Time: Thursday 10.30 – 11am
* Fun Fridays: Friday during term time 3.30-4.30pm
* Tech Free Time: Tuesday during term time 3.30pm
* Children’s Crafts: the first Saturday of each month 10-11.30am

Dringhouses Library

Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LR Tel. (01904) 552674 Email: dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9.30am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 1.00pm
* Under 5s storytime: Thursday and Saturday 11-11.30am
* Lego Club on Tuesdays from 3.30-5pm free drop in
* After-school craft club: Thursday 3.30-5pm(for primary age children)

Dunnington Library

The Reading Room, Church St, York, YO19 5PW Tel. (01904) 552668 Email: dunnington@exploreyork.org.uk
Monday: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Tuesday: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9.00am – 12.30pm
* Under 5s storytime:
Thursday 2.15p.m.-2.45pm (throughout the year)
Monday 9.15a.m.-9.45a.m (term-time only)

Fulford Library

St Oswald’s CE School, Heslington Lane, YO10 4LX Tel. (01904) 555444 Email fulford@exploreyork.org.uk
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm
* Lego Club: Tuesday 3.15-4.30pm
* Under 5 storytime:
Tuesday 2.30 – 3 pm
Friday 2.10-2.40pm
Saturday 11:00-11:30am

Haxby Explore Library

Station Road, York, YO32 3LT Tel. (01904) 552660 Email: haxby@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Ethel Ward Playing Field: Monday 9.30am – 6.30pm
Haxby Memorial Hall: Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Wigginton Recreation Hall: Wednesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday Closed
Oaken Grove Community Centre: Friday 9.30am –5.00pm
Oaken Grove Community Centre: Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm
* Under 5 Storytime at The Memorial Hall: Tuesdays 10.30-11am
* Explore & Play mornings at Oaken Grove: Fridays 2-3pm

Huntington Library

Garth Road, York, YO32 9QJ Tel. (01904) 552669 Email: huntington@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 9.30am – 12 noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 12 noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9.30am – 12 noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.30am – 12 noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
* Explore Play Sessions: Tuesday 10.30-11.30am
* Storytime: Thursday 10.30-11.00am
* Lego club: Saturday 10.30am-12pm

New Earswick Library

Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, York, YO32 4AQ Tel. (01904) 552629 Email: newearswick@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 9am – 12.30pm
Tuesday : 9am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 1.30pm – 5pm
Friday: 1.30pm – 5pm
Saturday : 10am – 12 noon
* Under-5s Rhymetime: Tuesday 10-10:30am

Poppleton Library

The Village, York, YO26 6JT Tel. (01904) 552680 Email: poppleton@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 10.00am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10.00am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Friday: 10.00am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
* Under 5 storytime: Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Rowntree Park Lodge, Richardson Street, York, YO23 1JU
Tel. (01904) 551489
The opening hours change throughout the year according to the seasons & the opening hours of the park itself.
Roughly: Summer 10.00am – 7.00pm,
Autumn & Spring 10.00am – 5.00pm
Winter 10.00am – 3.00pm.
See Explore Library webpage for precise dates and times

Strensall Library

19 The Village, York, YO32 5XS Tel. (01904) 552677 Email: strensall@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9.30am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm
* Under 5 story time: Thursday 11-11.30am
* Lego Club: Tuesday & Saturday 10am-12pm

The Centre @ Burnholme

Tang Hall Explore Library, Mossdale Avenue, York, YO31 0HA Tel. (01904) 552655 Email: tanghall@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Monday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
* Play Time: Tuesdays 10.30-11am
* Story & Rhyme time for under 5s: Wednesday 10.30-11am
* Young Adults Book Club: Thursdays 5-6.30pm.
* Chatterbooks: alternate Fridays 3.45 – 4.45pm (Term time)
* Lego cafe: Saturday & Sundays 10am-2pm

York Explore Library

Library Square, York, YO17DS Tel. 01904) 552828 Email: york@exploreyork.org.uk
Opening Times
Mondays: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm
* Story and Play: Monday 10am-10.45am
* Storytimes: Tuesday 10.30-11am, Thursday 1.30-2pm
* Rhymetimes: Wednesday 1.30-2pm, Friday 10.30-11am
* Chatterbooks: Saturdays 10.30-11.30am

Riverside Farm Playbarn (Wacky Warehouse)

Looking for somewhere suitable to take the kids for lunch? Look no further. The Riverside Farm is charming, unpretentious, and comfy. Has a soft play area at an additional cost.

“Myself and a few friends are up at Riverside Farm, play area. It’s all been painted and given a deep clean, new flooring, coffee machine and has a lovely new feel to it.
The new staff are really friendly and welcoming. Open from 9.30 am for Tots club at £2.25 per child. Crafts and colouring available and free juice for children on week days.”

MC, Nov 18

“I am also here and have to say it’s been a fantastic morning, staff have been amazing and the whole place feels really clean and fresh xx”

KC, Nov 18

Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XJ
T: 01904 642525

Summit Indoor Adventure – Selby

Distance from York: 15 miles

Play, climb, trek, bowl, skate, ride, eat, drink Summit Indoor Adventure has something for everyone whether you’re a parent with a toddler to entertain, group of friends looking for a somewhere to go or want to do something together as a family Summit Indoor Adventure has it all.

“We took our 7 NCT “babies” (now 5yrs) to summit at Selby- they do a climb/play package which was 2/3hrs worth of activity and then they let us cut a cake in the cafe.“

 JB, Jan 18

“Love it. My lb is 19months and it’s far by his most favourite play area. Yes you turn up and pay on the door. You have to pay to park but then get your money back if you take the ticket in x”

HH, Feb 18

Summit Indoor Adventure, Scott Road, Selby. YO8 4BL.

T: 01757 293292

Tenpin Bowling & Sector 7 Laser – Clifton Moor

Bowling in York is a great way to have fun with friends and family.  With Birthday Bash party bookings available throughout the week, and a wide selection of food and drink available from ‘The Lanes’ menu, you’ll be fuelled to bowl as long as you like.
Sector 7 Laser arena is the perfect way for adrenalin seekers to have some heart pounding fun in this fully interactive laser shoot ’em up.

“I recommend Tenpin Bowling. My lads bday is end of Aug and we are doing a bowling party at tenpin Clifton. Not a bad price think it’s like 12.50 per head including party host, food and squash they have 2 games of bowling and play party games etc. Xx”

NP, July 18

“High recommend Tenpin Bowling for the great value”

LB, Feb 18

Stirling Road, Clifton Moor Centre, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4WZ
T: 0871 222 36 75

Vue Cinema – Clifton Moor

Vue York is a 12 screen cinema located within Clifton Moor.

MINI Mornings – From only £1.99 (3D £2.79) per ticket for adults and children, every Saturday and Sunday morning and every day in school holidays.

“kids club at vue or city screen. Cheap n cheerful and as such doesn’t matter if you leave early!”

LM, Feb 2018

Vue York, Clifton Moor Centre, Stirling Road, York, YO30 4XY
T: 08712 240 240

Yearsley Swimming Pool

Close to the Nestle factory on Haxby Road. 50 yard (45.7 metre) 6 lane swimming pool. Balcony and spectator area.

” My son has been doing swimming lessons at Yearsley Pool since he was 4. All the instructors are lovely. He’s now 5, 6 in March and already on stage 3 lessons and swimming well without arm bands. He loves the lessons there, they do lots of fun stuff as well as practicing strokes etc and when he started there was no waiting list.”

AM, Oct 18

“Yearsley Swimming Pool does Adult swimming lessons x “

KJA, May 18

Haleys Terrace, York, YO31 8SB
T: 01904 552424

York Army Museum

York Army Museum is home to the collections of the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire. Through these we tell the story of the British Army and its importance for Yorkshire in the last 300 years. Following a recent refurbishment, York Army Museum is now open as an exciting and engaging visitor attraction, with something to offer for all ages.

“We visited the museum in Feb half term with a 5 year old and 18 month old. They had extra activities on for the little ones (sword making and crafts) and had lots of other interactive parts too, plenty of opportunities for dressing up!”

Mumbler LH, Feb 18

3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

T: 01904 731532

York Designer Outlet Undercover Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground
Will you ride down the slide? Crawl through the tunnel? Or scale the cargo net? Our adventure playground is open all day to children aged between three and six years old, located outside the East entrance. Food outlets and toilets available inside the designer outlet

St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

T: 01904 682700

York Minster

York Minster is a fantastic destination for family days out in York with loads of things to see and do. We have lots of activities, events and learning resources to enjoy in the Minster to make the most of your family’s visit. Visit the website for free family-friendly trails before you visit and get the most from your trip to York Minster.

“I just want to recommend York Minster as a free trip out with little ones. We’ve just been this morning and it was marvellous. Our little girl was given a little explorers back pack that you hand back in on your way out containing binoculars, a magnifying glass, torch, mirrors, colouring pencils and note pad as well as several activity cards with things to look out for, maps and information. In addition to all that there were lots of activities in the undercroft including building arches and fancy dress as well as a separate area with books, puppets and building blocks. The toilet and changing facilities are also very good. It really was excellent and is free for york residents, you only need to show proof of address and don’t need to have purchased a York card.”

 RW, Jan 18

“York Minster! As a York resident you get free entry (take some proof like a york library card if you have got one) and ask for one of their little backpacks (free to borrow) to explore with. They have torch, map, magnifying glass etc to see all the nooks and crannies!! Check the website to be on the safe side there isn’t a special service on. Kx”

KW, Sept 18

York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
T: 01904 557200