Days Out York

Rainy Days

If you’re looking for things to do in York with Kids when the Rain or Snow comes, or just in bad weather, then this is the place to look!

We’ve listed loads of great ‘bad weather’ ideas for days out, things to do, places to visit and activities for Kids in York just here.


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

    Christmas toddler programme now released (running from 9th November onwards – restrictions permitting) Please see attached Christmas poster. We are running FREE 40 minute toddler exercise classes in our studio as part of the the Ninja Toddler session. Including our Agility Kickers class (football skills and games) and our mini ninja class.

    We also have two toddler dance sessions on Friday 10am and 11am 45 minuet sessions costing £7.95.

    Visit the Agility website for all the latest regarding COVID restrictions and opening information.

  • 90 minute sessions.  A ninja warrior ticket gives you access to both the Ninja and Warrior obstacle course as well and the racing slide.
  • After School Sessions Monday – Friday 4pm – 6.30pm
  • Agility Mini, miniature obstacle course just for toddlers.
  • NEW Toddler programme (term time) – weekday mornings Monday to Friday 9am-12pm including Mini Ninja, Agility Kickers and Toddler Dance.
  • Family Ninja Warrior Sessions – Family session for children, parents and guardians to race each other our Ninja and Warrior obstacle courses.
  • Ninja Warrior 5-16 years – York’s Ultimate Ninja Warrior Course 90 minute session suitable for 5-16 years.
  • Parkour – recognised provider of indoor parkour with sessions for 5-9 year olds, 10-15 year old and adults in our dedicated parkour studio.
  • Ninja Gym – a mix of fitness training, obstacle training and racing in our fitness studio and on the ninja warrior obstacle courses, sessions for 7-11 years, 12-15 years and adults.
  • Children’s Parties – Ninja Warrior parties for all age groups. 60 Minute session or class, dedicated coach and host. Pizzas, ice-cream and refreshments.

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

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Read the York Mumbler Blog Here

Last Updated: 31/08/20

Pottery & Glass Cafe in the heart of the city – Now open.

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 (currently closed due to COVID) 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. Paint at home available. Ladies nights coming soon!

64 Walmgate, YORK, YO1 9TL


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

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Update: Outdoor funfair available with timed slots for indoor soft play.

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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Last Updated: 10/07/20

Now open for 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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Last Updated: 10/07/20

Now open 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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We’re opening again! We can’t wait to welcome you back to our museum from Thursday 3 December 2020.

Check out our WEBSITE for more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit.

To manage visitor numbers we have free, timed and guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing.

To enter the museum you will need to book a free museum admission ticket online in advance. When booking you will be able to add extras including food and Mallard Experience tickets. You won’t be able to get in without a free museum admission ticket.

Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world. We have now reopened Station Hall, South Yard and our outdoor play area.

For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, go to railwaymuseum.org.uk/visit


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

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Pear Tree Farm in York is Mumbler recommended for eating out with kids.

Last Updated:16/09/20

A great place to take the whole family, this Farmhouse Inn is friendly, welcoming and warm. Please note the play area remains closed at the moment.

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:
Sunday – Thursday 9am- 10pm
Friday & Saturday 9am – 11pm

Food service:
Breakfast 8-11am (weekend only)
Carvery 11:30am-8pm
Main Menu 11:30am-9pm

Here’s what Mumbler say:

“Just had lunch at pear tree!! Oh how I’ve missed you. Tables all spread out. You get seated and you order from the app but you can order at the bar if you wish. You get called up to the carvery when it’s your turn and they plate up the food for you. Someone constantly walking round cleaning tables and door handles. Staff wearing masks. Obviously play area isn’t open. We’ve had a good time and the food was lush as always.”

KD, July 2020

“We went to pear tree farm and it was brilliant we booked a table 2 hours before downloaded an app ordered food on the app the food arrived- some had carvery we were told when to line up it had a screen around the chef went along and plated it up. Couldn’t fault the service and safety x”

CL, July 2020

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.

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 would like to paint at www.rainbowsceramics.co.uk/shop and collect it from the studio. You will be provided with everything you need, then simply return in 1 week.

Children’s Parties

We are also an award winning children’s party venue so if the little ones fancy some pottery painting fun with their pals either in the studio or at home please do give us a call. Please log on to the website for current party packages and info.

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


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

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Update: Remains closed due to COVID.

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

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!

Government announcement, The Deep will close as of 6pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

If you have booked tickets during this time and would still like to visit when we reopen, you don’t need to do anything just yet. Keep hold of your confirmation email, then when we reopen, you can book again using promo code DPP2020 on the website.

Alternatively if you would prefer a refund, please email info@thedeep.co.uk with your confirmation number and the surname used for the booking. Please note a refund can take 3-5 working days depending on who you bank with. Please keep checking back on our website and social media channels for updates. Stay safe and ‘sea’ you soon!

Find out more at www.thedeep.co.uk 

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.


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

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Last Updated: 22/07/20

Summer 2020

York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1.

The charity York Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, hope that by removing admission charges there will be a higher number and increased diversity of visitors who will help support the gallery through donations and buying tickets for special exhibitions.

If successful, this new way of opening the gallery will allow the Trust to continue to offer free entry to its permanent collections, Centre of Ceramic Art and Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition throughout the year.

Initially the gallery will be free in support of the citywide Our Heroes Welcome Campaign.

From August 20, the permanent collections Centre of Ceramic Art and Aesthetica Art Prize will be free to all, while two new exhibitions, Views of York & Yorkshire and Your Art Gallery: Paintings Chosen By You will introduce a new paying concept of ‘pay as you feel’ with suggested amounts.

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.

Our Heroes
Opens August 1
York artist Karen Winship pays tribute to the tireless and selfless work of NHS workers in this moving exhibition of portraits created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Views of York & Yorkshire
Opens August 20
Much-loved paintings and works on paper depicting York and the surrounding countryside will go on show in a new exhibition..

From August 1 the gallery will be open 11am-4pm, five days a week from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Visitors will need to book their free timed tickets online at www.yorkartgallery.org.uk where they can also find out about the new exhibitions and the changes we have made to ensure a safe and relaxing visit.

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW


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

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Last Updated: 10/08/20

Summer 2020

Kirkgate and Cell Tour: £12 per person
Step back in time and take a stroll through Victorian York this summer as York Castle Museum invites you to join us on a guided tour of its world-famous recreated street Kirkgate. See the shops, sample the wares and hear all about its fascinating history from one of our experts. A second tour offers you a glimpse into life in the cells of York Castle Prison.

Family Tour: £8 per person
Calling all families! This summer, let our costumed guide whisk you back more than 100 years to walk the streets of Victorian York as you explore what life was like for both rich and poor in our new family tour.

Fashion and Textiles Tour: £18 per person
From caps to corsets, and from gowns to children’s clogs, every object has a story. Join Dr Faye Prior from York Castle Museum, as she introduces you to some of these fascinating stories while on a journey through 400 years of fashion.

Based in the Fashion gallery of Shaping the Body, the talk will reveal the hidden histories of some of the gorgeous garments on show. Although social distancing means we can’t handle the objects, you will be able to view some up close. There will be seating provided so you can choose whether to sit or stand.

The tours will take place from August 1 and then on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, between 11am and 3:30pm. To visit, book online.

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY


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

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Last Updated: 02/07/20

Shop and attraction (pre-book only) now open.

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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Last Updated: 12/08/20

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York, the Mansion House has been at the centre of extravagant city life for almost 300 years. Now open for you and your little ones to experience the decadence of Mayoral Life, and take a peek into Georgian life, this is truly a house like no other.

After the success of the Haunted House and Christmas tours last year, the team have been busy developing a brand-new family-friendly tour – Little Lord Mayors.

Designed for children aged 5-12 (though all ages are very welcome), the Little Lord Mayors tour will take you and your little ones on a guided adventure through the Mansion House, discovering hidden treasures and magical secrets. You will meet colourful characters and explore secret areas and learn all about the fascinating Lord Mayors who lived and worked in the house for centuries.

Each tour is limited to six people, and advance booking is essential. As always, York residents can receive 50% off admission, and in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, there have been a number of steps introduced, which you can read about here.

York Mansion House, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL


01904 553663
mansionhouse@york.gov.uk
www.mansionhouseyork.com

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Last Updated: 20/07/20

As a York Resident you can take in one of the world’s most-magnificent cathedrals – with stunning stained glass and architecture dating back nearly 2,000 years – for FREE with proof of address.

The wide open areas of the Minster offer a great chance to explore and learn on your day out and you can feel safe in the knowledge that they have the Visit England ‘Good To Go’ stamp of approval, showing they are following all health guidelines correctly.

Booking slots online is required for all at the moment – even with free admission. Please visit YorkMinster.org to select your day and timed slot now. Remember to have your proof of address with you on the day (this includes YorkCard, Drivers ID, Council Tax bill, York Student Card).

Charges for non-York residents are £11.50 for Adults/Seniors and £9 for students. All under 16s are free of charge all year round.

The building is currently open for sightseeing Mon-Sat: 11am-4pm, Sun: 12.30pm-2.30pm

All are welcome to daily services held at the Minster for free. See YorkMinster.org/Whats-On for service times.

York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH


01904 557200
info@yorkminster.org
yorkminster.org

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Last Updated: 07/07/20

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

Last Updated: 07/08/20

Leisure Centre boasting a gym, 25-meter and learner pools, hireable 6 court sports hall and fitness classes inc. group cycle, aerobics to calmer yoga and pilates. Other facilities: climbing and bouldering walls, events facilities, swimming lessons, children’s parties a café. Activities are bookable via the Better UK App or the website.

Cornlands Road, Acomb, York YO24 3DX
T: 01904 403900

City Screen Picturehouse – York

Now open.

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.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
T: 0871 902 5747

Crazy Tykes – Wetherby

Now reopened.

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.

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

Flying Legends

Update: Soft Play remains closed due to COVID.

Kids eat for a £1 on a Monday and there is a Wacky Warehouse attached to it.

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

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

Pool and fun farm remain closed.

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.

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

Riverside Farm Playbarn (Wacky Warehouse)

Update: Remains closed due to COVID.

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.

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.

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

Vue Cinema – Clifton Moor

Last Updated 9/9/20

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

MINI Mornings – From only £2.49  per ticket for adults and children, every Saturday and Sunday morning and every day in school holidays.

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.

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

York Army Museum

Last Updated: 23/07/20

Reopened with restricted hours: 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.

3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

T: 01904 731532

York Designer Outlet Undercover Adventure Playground

Last Updated: 30/07/20

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.

 

*For lockdown specific updates regarding libraries all their digital activities please look on the library website exploreyork.org.uk. All libraries will be open 7th September however opening times will be limited.*

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.

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