Day in York - local tips needed please

(6 Posts)
HavingAnOffDAy Tue 26-Nov-13 09:02:13


I'll be in York this weekend, for reasons other than the markets - I have an eBay parcel to collect.

As we're there we thought we'd make a day of it with the DC's (DD6 & DS2).

I know about the Railway Museum & most touristy things, but was just looking for some tips on what we can do and where we can go to have a nice day without too many sharp elbows!

Andasliceofcakeplease Tue 26-Nov-13 20:45:37

I think the centre of York will be busy this weekend. The railway museum sounds like a good idea. If the weather is good you could walk a bit of the walls or play at Rowntrees park ( there's a nice cafe in there too) or the Homestead Park. We like going to Askham Bog - a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve with a boardwalk near the Tadcaster Road and there are good cafes on the Bishopthorpe Road near town. In town you could try the Castle Museum.

HavingAnOffDAy Wed 27-Nov-13 07:22:10

Thanks for your reply smile

I'm really looking forward to the day, but know that DH & DCs will end up grumpy in the crowds!

Will look up your suggestions on a map & plan accordingly smile

SunshineOutdoors Thu 05-Dec-13 01:31:45

Hi, what did you end up doing?

HavingAnOffDAy Tue 28-Jan-14 14:01:38

Oooh, just saw I had another message on here!

We used one of the Park & Ride car parks, got off the bus near The Shambles, walked up to the Christmas markets for a mooch & some lunch then did more touristy stuff; the Viking Centre, Cliffords Tower, the Railway Museum & then back to the markets for a whizz on the carousel.

We had a fab day & I'm hoping to get back to York over half term in Feb.

LocalEditorYork Wed 26-Feb-14 14:27:45

Did you manage to return for half term? Maybe you could leave avreview over in our listings section!


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