York offer some great value activities for children and families, but which ones top the list? Find out here?
Having visited Yorkshire for over a month, we’ve gained lots of first hand experiences we thought we’d share with anyone else heading this way soon. Find all you need to know to plan a visit to York with kids in tow: the best attractions, parking advice and some tips where to find the best food. So in a city with plenty of great value activities for children and families, which ones top the list. Find out below?
Have you visited any of these Yorkshire family friendly days out?
Getting into and around York…. How does it fare in a motorhome?
We’ve visited York often, on average twice a year by car, and each time we make the point of bringing the children sightseeing: we’ve trodden the cobbled streets of the famous Shambles and delved into the depths of the Jorvik Centre. It’s easy to use the city wide Park’n’Ride system and it’s relatively cheap return ticket too (£5.80 for our family). It even has a ‘live feed’ for each bus that allows you to plan your journey to the minute!!!
However motorhome access is just as easy, with motorhome specific parking (further city-wide parking information here). at the Monks Cross; Grimston Bar; Designer Outlet and Rawcliffe Bar Park and Rides. There are plenty of places for motorhomes to park up closer to the centre including near the racetrack on Knavesmire Rd or Foss Island Road (YO31 7UP). There are also a variety of campsites either close to the centre or in easily reachable areas close to the outside Park’n’ Ride.
Popular campsites include Sheriff Hutton Camping & Caravanning Club, York Rowntree Caravan Club, Grantchester & York Caravan Park,….. But for more in detail information, please click here
so which of York’s attractions were the best for families…?
We’ve been surprised (and impressed) with the quality of almost all of the attractions across York as they seem to have plenty of :-
- Experienced, knowledgeable guides
- A very child-friendly attitude: the kids are at the centre of the experience at all times
- Carefully crafted itineraries that would interest kids as well as adults
- Interactive displays
- Frequent, well thought out stops during each attraction
Using the York Pass, you’ll find instant hits like York’s Chocolate Experience or the interesting Castle Museum.LifeinourVan Top tip
But travel further afield and you can find fantastic learning opportunities like The Deep, Eden Camp or Fountains Abbey!!!LifeinourVan Top tip
Considering places to eat in? …. where should you head…?
Lifeinourvan | York, England – the verdict