Getting In Touch With Our Inner Vikings & Archaeologists in York!
Squeezing York into one day is a hectic thought….. Its bustling historic city centre is full of attractions that will boggle your brain if you don’t have a plan…. But we thought we’d share our first hand experiences to help give you the best place to start any family day out in York……
Home to the impressive York Minster, the largest medieval church in England, as well as the longest circuit of medieval city walls…. it’s easy to see why York often compared to another of England’s most picturesque cities in Cambridge. But where better to start in York than by giving a families perspective on two of its most family friendly attractions…… the Jorvik Viking Centre & DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
Jorvik viking centre – learning more about living Danishly
street photography – try your hand at one of York’s iconic views
dig: an archeological adventure – learning by doing
grabbing a bite to eat in york – just head to swinegate for food
It’s been another thought provoking yet fun family day out in York, and we’ll be up early in the morning to start it all over again tomorrow with a medieval extravaganza including the Richard III Experience, Henry VII Experience and the Barley Hall….
Don’t miss the York Christmas Festival that incorporates an Ice Trail weekend featuring 45 ice sculptured located around the city centre – which makes it the biggest Ice trail in the UK!LifeinourVan Top Tip
If budget isn’t an issue, head for the city sightseeing bus as it gives a great overview of the city…. certainly the easiest way to discover more about the city… and it’s genuinely humorous too!LifeinourVan Top Tip
Your never to young or old for these family travel ideas
- StoneGate & Barley Hall – Disappear back in time as you’ll love the medieval feel here…
- Guildhalls – Don’t miss a chance to see these amazing riverside architectural beauties…
- The Shambles – Former meat street (1300’s)famous for overhanging timber framed shops
- York Castle Museum – Take a trip back in time to see just how we lived over the centuries
- Clifford Tower – Famous for having it’s roof blown off, its the place to grab a view over York
- National Railway Museum – Possibly the best free museum in the UK…. a veritable feast!
- York Minister – if you’re feeling brave, why not walk the roofs or climb the tower…
- York Museum – visit now to see an amazing Viking exhibition… but there’s plenty more too!
- Micklegate Bar – Visit one of the last remaining ‘Barbicans’ in Europe
- Henry VII / Richard III Experiences – Jam packed full of child friendly historical activities