Days Out York

Rainy Days

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


Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY

  • Book an hour long session on our 2 State of the art obstacle courses:
    • Ninja Course – for primary school age children
    • Warrior Course –for big kids & grown ups
  • Selection of Children’s Fitness classes
  • Parkour for ages 7+ years / Ninja Gymnastics including babies and pre school age Taking bookings now for new term!
  • Adult fitness classes – Boot Camps, Circuits and Warrior training for events
  • Children’s Parties – Ninja Warrior parties for all age groups
  • Corporate Team building days
  • Alternative training sessions for sports teams

01904 340495
info@agilityparks.co.uk
www.agilityparks.co.uk

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Reopening 4th July

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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At the Web Adventure Park you’ll find lots to entertain all ages whatever the weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the huge indoor play area with lots of activities including huge slides and climbing. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, a sensory baby area, 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 and a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative. Term time, midweek activities for babies and toddlers, such as crafts, sensory play and music and movement all included in the off-peak admission!

Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water play area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, tractor area, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes, go carts and more.

Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. For older children and adults we have two large high ropes courses – Wired!

We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptious homemade, freshly prepared dishes! Ample parking on site.

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


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

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Reopening from 11th July. Prebook only. Visitors will be given disposable gloves and masks when unearthing artefacts as well as other safety measures in place.

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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Reopening 11th July with pre-booked entry only and safety measures in place.

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

Ticket Prices (from 6th Jan 2020 – Subject to change)
Adult – £12.50
Child (5-16) – £8.50
Concessions – £10.50
Family 4 – £35.00
Family 5 – £40.00

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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Update: Play area remains closed.

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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Studio reopening 17th July (Open Thurs-Sun, Mon-Wed is pre-booking for groups only)
– 2 hour time limit for painters
– Mask wearing encouraged
– Please look at items beforehand online to limit browsing time

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.

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

Paint at Home Pottery

Why not bring the fun of the studio to your home? Pick what you want to paint and collect it from the studio Friday’s or Saturday’s 12-4pm. You will be provided with a paint pallet and brushes. Please return everything to the studio in one week.

We have a safe collection area and ask for contactless payment only.

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: 15 miles

Fun for all the family whatever the weather!
RIDE – BOWL  – PLAY – CLIMB – TREK – SKATE – EAT
BOWL – See who the kingpin of the gang is with a game of ten pin bowling
CLIMB – Try out the 20 themed climbing walls on Clip and Climb
EAT – Sit back ad relax with a drink and grab a bite to eat
PLAY – Run, slide and climb across 3 levels in Adventure Play
RIDE – Pull a few stunts and jumps on the ramps, rails and pipes
TREK – Test your nerve on the suspended obstacle course

Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL


01757 293 292
info@summitindooradventure.co.uk
www.summitindooradventure.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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Reopening August 1st

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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Reopening 1st August

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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Update: Shop now open. Attraction reopening 4th July (pre-book only)

Attraction open throughout July: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Wednesday – Sunday 9th – 12th
Wednesday – Sunday 16th onwards

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.

Admission Prices (from Feb 2020):
– Adult: £13.50
– Senior/Student £12.95
– Child £10.95
– Family of 4 £44.95
– Under 4’s go free. York residents receive 1/3 off the full price admission rate on Sundays.

Open daily from 10:30am, last tour at 3:30pm. 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

City Screen Picturehouse – York

Reopening 31st July. City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities, there is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and the Riverside Café-Bar is welcoming to new mothers and children. There are various child and autism-friendly screenings.

“City Screen is great – relaxing, helpful staff and lovely menu.”

SM, Jan 18

City Screen Cafe is also really good (ask at cinema desk for key disabled loos / changing facilities). People are used to seeing babies there all the time!”

LK, Jan 18

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL

T: 0871 902 5747

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

Flying Legends

“Flying legends do kids eat for a £1 on a Monday” x

KD,July 18

“Flying Legends has Wacky Warehouse Attached to it, recommended”

MG, Sept 18

Clifton Moor Centre, Stirling Rd, Rawcliffe, York YO30 4XY
T: 01904 693239

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 )

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

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

We will be reopening restricted hours from Friday 10th July: 11am to 4pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

There will be a limit on the number of visitors, and staff, in the museum at a time and you can pre-book your visit online.

There are handsanitizer stations at the museum entrance and exit, signage and social distancing measures are in place. There will be staff to assist you and there is a one-way route around the museum.

“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 Libraries – Details and children’s sessions

Explore York Libraries and Archives Regular Times and sessions.

We’ve got all of the libraries in York Listed here with their address, contact details and opening times as well as details of all the regular sessions they hold for babies, children and families in York.

1. York Explore Library

Address: 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

Regular Sessions
* 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

2.  Acomb Explore Library

Address: 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

Regular Sessions

* 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.

3. 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

Regular Sessions

* Under 5s Storytime: Thursday 10.30 – 11.00 am
* Fun Friday craft session (all ages): Fridays 15.30 – 16.30pm ( term-time only)

4. 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

Regular Sessions
* 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

5. Copmanthorpe Library

Village Centre, Main Street, York, YO23 3SU
Tel. 01904 552672
Email: copmanthorpe@exploreyork.org.uk

Opening Times:
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

Regular Sessions
* 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

6. 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

Regular Sessions
* 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)
* Duplo play session every Saturday morning from 10-11am

7. Dunnington Library

The Reading Room, Church St, York, YO19 5PW
Tel. 01904 552668
Email: dunnington@exploreyork.org.uk

Opening Times:
Monday: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Tuesday: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9.00am – 12.30pm

Regular Sessions
* Under 5s storytime:
Thursday 2.15p.m.-2.45pm (throughout the year)
Monday 9.15a.m.-9.45a.m (term-time only)

8. Fulford Library

St Oswald’s CE School, Heslington Lane, YO10 4LX
Tel. 01904 555444
Email fulford@exploreyork.org.uk

Opening Times:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Regular Sessions
* Lego Club: Tuesday 3.15-4.30pm
* Under 5 storytime:
Tuesday 2.10 – 2.40 pm
Saturday 11:00-11:30am

9. 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

Regular Sessions

* Under 5 Storytime at The Memorial Hall: Tuesdays 10.30-11am
* Explore & Play mornings at Oaken Grove: Fridays 2-3pm

10. 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

Regular Sessions

* Explore Play Sessions: Tuesday 10.30-11.30am
* Thursdays from 2.15-2.45pm
* Lego club: Saturday 10.30am-12pm

11. 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

Regular Sessions
* Under-5s Rhymetime: Tuesday 10-10:30am

12. 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

Regular Sessions
* Under 5 storytime: Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm

13. Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Rowntree Park Lodge, Richardson Street, York, YO23 1JU
Tel. 01904 551489

Opening Times
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

14. 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

Regular Sessions
* Under 5 story time: Thursday 11-11.30am
* Lego Club: Tuesday & Saturday 10am-12pm

15. 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

Regular Sessions
* 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

16. Hungate Reading Cafe

Hungate Reading Cafe, Ground Floor, Bellerby Court, Hungate, York YO1 7AF
Email: hungate@exploreyork.org.uk

Opening Times
Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Please visit https://www.exploreyork.org.uk for details of other special events and information about York Explore Libraries

Please check all listings before visiting as can be subject to change.

York Mansion House

Reopening 22nd July

Mansion House was built in 1732 as a home for the Lord Mayor of York. For little ones, treasure hunting awaits with hidden secrets to find, trails to follow and interactives in every room to bring history to life.

St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 9QL
T: 01904 553663

York Minster

Back open Sat 11th July for sightseeing visits.

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

York Motorsports Village

Indoor karting and racing simulation for all ages. Children from 4 can find their ‘racing feet’ in our fun, safe, electric F3 Racing karts. Older children from 8 years can experience our F2 Racing petrol karts and adults can race in our flagship F1 ‘PRO’ Racing fleet. Circuit exclusivity guaranteed for groups of just 5 people.

Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, YORK, YO32 9JS

T: 01904 673555