York is the perfect city for creating magical childhood memories, with something for all the family. Transport your children back in time in so many spots across the city to make history come alive. Smell the Viking streets at the Yorvik Centre, play knights at Clifford’s Tower and window-shop in a Victorian street at the Castle Museum, all within 500 metres from St Denys View. Train enthusiasts of all ages (and even those who aren’t into trains) will love the National Railway Museum. Hop-on hop-off tourist buses make sight-seeing easy for those with little legs . . . and even the most reluctant walkers can be enticed by the stairs, twists and turns of the city walls. All the museums offer special children’s activities during school holidays making your visit even more memorable. And if your children are of a certain age, you won’t be able to avoid the queues for the iconic “Shop that must not be named” in the Shambles. York’s Chocolate Story is also a popular family destination. Quieter moments can also be had, such a river sailing, or ice cream and squirrel spotting in the Museum Gardens. And when you are exhausted or hungry after all your adventures, it isn’t a long walk back to St Denys View for naps or snacks.
As one guest wrote in our guest book:
“In the words of my children, our stay has been “EPIC!””