What & Where is open in York for families? York

What’s Open – Mumbler Offers

Now Open for sightseeing cruises and self drive boat hire. (Re-opened 4th July)

We are incredibly proud to have now acquired the AA “COVID-19 Confident” accreditation alongside our Visit Britain “We’re good to go” industry standard.

Acquiring both of these marks mean that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, we “have in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training to reopen safely, in line with the UK’s respective government guidelines as well as UKHospitality and respective trade association guidelines, as they are published.

We have now reopened and welcomed people back onto the water, for both sightseeing cruises and self drive boat hires. If you are planning to sail with us, you can find out about the new measures for social distancing pre-boarding, and whilst on board, along with our cleaning procedures and hygiene facilities supplied on board, by clicking here.

For all other cruises including our dining and party cruises, we are awaiting Government advice with regards to indoor hospitality venues reopening, and will update regarding future operation of this cruise then.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email on infoyork@citycruises.com

Use code MUMBLER20 for 20% off daytime sightseeing, early evening cruises and self drive boat hire between 4th-31st July.

Book On-line – £35 until 12, and then £40 after that and you can now book up to 1 hour before departure.

01904 628324


Cooper King Distillery is a self-built, crowd-funded whisky and gin distillery in York, producing sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure. The first in Europe to join environmental initiative 1% for the Planet, it runs on 100% green energy and plants Yorkshire woodland for every bottle sold.

Mumbler Offer: Free delivery for mumblers on any bottle of gin purchased through the website or over the phone until the end of July. Just enter the code mumbler at the checkout. Free delivery applies to any bottle purchase.

01347 808232


Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato is an artisanal gelato offering freshly made gelato every day for you and your family. Also serving coffee, cakes, pastries and tasty pizzas.

Open for take-away and deliveries everyday 10am-5pm. Call to order/arrange delivery.

Roberto has served many happy customers and is renowned for brilliant service as well as great gelato!

“Best gelato I’ve ever had, variety of flavours and amazing service!!”  23 June 2020

“Ice creams are amazing and great friendly service.”  21 June 2020

MUMBLER OFFER: Simply mention the word MUMBLER if you buy an edible tub so you can get 50% off a single scoop cone. Offer valid until 31 August 2020.

3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ

07795 533851


The Potions Cauldron on Shambles in York describes itself as the most magical drinks emporium in the World and the apothecary is Joe back open serving magic after a lockdown refit.

You can experience a magical drink with their new child friendly Butterscotch Beer, magic potions and even Iced Mead for older Wizards.

There is a magical never ending drink, and bubbling cauldrons to enjoy, plus the Wizards making every drink an experience for anyone from 3 to 103.

The new Potion notebooks, bath bombs and candles all make great gifts.

And use the magic password Mumbler to get a free slush potion for the kids worth £2.50 when you spend £10.

Visit them on Shambles everyday from 10am or go on the website for a spin of their Wizards Wheel for on-line prizes.

See the magic for yourself @PotionsCauldron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

01904 692192


Woody’s Ice Cream is a traditional soft scoop ice cream kart, based in King’s Square at the top of the Shambles.

Our ice cream is full of flavour and made in Yorkshire, supporting small local businesses.

We have 5 delicious flavours to choose from and a variety of cones and toppings, or why not try our scrumptious speciality… a Biscoff 99!

Come and join us on your next visit to York, grab an ice cream and watch some fantastic street performers in the square!

MUMBLER OFFER: Tell us the magic word MUMBLER and you will receive 2 for 1 on ice creams!*

*Cheapest ice cream free, toppings not included. Offer valid until 31 August 2020. 

Location: King’s Square, at the top of the Shambles

Opening times: 11am-5pm (weather dependent)

07766 344802


York Foot Golf is back! It’s simple, kick the ball into the hole in the lowest amount of shots to win! No football skills or previous experience needed so it’s accessible fun for the whole family! Suitable for anyone aged 6+

£8 Adults
£5 Juniors
£25 Family (2 adults and upto 3 juniors)
NHS staff and their household play free (please bring ID)
There is no ball hire charge however we strongly recommend you bring your own football.

Safety measures:
– Pre-booking only (pre-payment preferred)
– Clubhouse facilities and toilets remain closed
– Social distancing rules must be followed
– Footballs and scorecards sanitised (please bring pen/pencil)
– Tee time intervals increased to 15 minutes
– Each booking allocated a numbered parking space and should not arrive until 10 minutes before tee time
– Only 1 round per visit, we kindly ask you leave the premises immediately after your round

Call or book online!

York FootGolf, Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XW

01904 470549


Dark Horse Espresso Bar

A small family run cafe that operates from their converted horsebox, located in the Shambles Market, York. They offer a family-friendly menu  with lots of homemade cakes and savouries available to take away. They pride themselves on their coffee and also offer a Gourmet Toastie menu.

5 Silver Street, Shambles Market, York

T: 07494 193858

Mention Mumbler for 20% off


Scoops has an selection of excellent ice cream as well as tea and coffee. We have plenty of outdoor seating and even a grass play area. Great space to spend an hour or two with bored children. Open 11-5 daily weather permitting.

12 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT

Mention Mumbler offer: Free flake and sprinkles to children who can remember their magic word which is MUMBLERS