Days Out York

Tours & Trails

York Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, Bus Tours, Trails and more. See all the family friendly tour options for York here…

Take a tour of York with the family and view our beautiful city from a different perspective!

We are one of York’s longest established visitor attractions and we have been delivering first-class experiences to our passengers and guests for over 30 years. Our cruises include Daytime City Cruises and Afternoon Tea Cruises through to our Floodlit Evening Cruise or even a Party Nights Afloat Cruise which is ideal for hen parties, birthday parties or social events.

Don’t forget our fleet of fourteen Self-Drive Red Boats, perfect for your own family outing exploring the river between February and November.

Why not book a Private Charter to celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary or corporate entertainment? In fact, we can put together a cruise package for any occasion. Visit our website and start planning your cruise on the River Ouse. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Group discounts and Family tickets available, under 5’s sail free and tickets are cheaper booked online.

Mention Mumbler – Save £5 on Self-Drive boat hire if you pre-book your hire online using the promo code mumbler5. Mid Week Bookings only.  Offer not available for walk up bookings.

Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP/ King’s Staith, York, YO1 9SN

01904 628324
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Why not walk from Rowntree park to Homestead park?

Download the map here: Childrens Walking Map which has things for children to spot on the way.

The walk takes approximately 1 ½ hours. The last section is not suitable for wheelchairs or large buggies, but an alternative route is suggested.

01904 552 828
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Our Mumbler Mythical Creature Quest takes you on a short but magical walk around York to seek out eight mythical creatures that are hiding in the city. Perhaps you’ve walked past some of them before and never even noticed them? Once you find each creature you’ll need to unscramble the clues to uncover the magical Mumbler password!

Download your Mumbler Mythical Creature Quest map for FREE here or pick up your FREE quest map from Visit York Information Centre.

Watch our Mythical Creature Quest video on our York Mumbler You Tube channel.

📸 We’d love to see you out and about on our Mumbler Quest, so if you do take some photos, don’t forget to use the hashtag #MumblerMCQ so we can share the fun you are having! 📸

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The Magic Hatter is bringing his award-winning entertainment to the streets, with his NEW Wizard Walk of York

“Magic, mystery, comedy and excitement plus a dash of York’s history…the ingredients for a truly unforgettable experience for all the family!”


Walks are running on selected evenings, starting from the bottom of The Shambles opposite The Golden Fleece. Pre-booking required.

Join The Wizard of York on a quest to find magical creatures as you wand-er the alleys and snickelways of this enchanting city. A wonderfully whimsical tour that wizard fans will go Potty for!

To check days, times and book online visit the wizarding website.


The Magic Hatter has over 10 years experience delivering magical, memorable birthdays – and now offers his Wizard Walks for spellbinding parties. Private bookings are available for all sort of groups including:

  • Schools
  • Birthdays
  • Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

Wizard Wand Kits are also available. A handcrafted wand and instructions for seven tricks that young witches and wizards can learn at home. Plus a FREE printable certificate!

You can follow on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest magical news, updates and special offers!
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City Sightseeing York

York City Sightseeing open top tour will take you to the finest attractions that York has to offer.

Our tours leave every 10 minutes from 9am to 5.30pm. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can complete a full loop of the bus tour, hop on and off all day at the other places you want to see, or both!

T: 01904 633 990

York’s Lucky Cat Trail

York Glass is the home of York Lucky Cats where we celebrate the York Cat story. You can pick up a leaflet from the shop on the Shambles.

34 Shambles, City Centre, York, YO1 7LX
T: 01904 541122

The Squirrel’s Trail

Explore some of the hidden treasures of York Museum Gardens. Follow The Squirrel’s Trail of 10 fascinating fact points!

Follow the interactive trail and take part in our online quiz at the end. Find the Questions at…

Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR

York City Walls Walk

Children can enjoy following the route via the golden disks on the floor and remember to take some paper and crayons so they can complete the map rubbings at each of the bars. The walls go most of the way around the city, just having to get down to street level a couple of times. Not strictly buggy friendly but I know many who have managed it fine. Always a friendly visitor or local on hand to help!

York Dungeon

2000 years of history are brought to horrible life at the York Dungeon; an essential part of the complete York experience. Immersive sets, incredible actors and unique stories allow you to see, hear, smell and feel York’s darkest history. Discover the TRUE terror of York’s past… if you dare?!

12 Clifford Street, York
T: 01904 632599