Things to Do With Kids in York

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Whether it’s a boat trip on the Ouse River, a visit to the York Dungeon, or an adventure in a cornfield maze, many of York’s attractions appeal to kids of all ages. Here are some ideas for family-friendly fun while visiting the historic walled city. 

Take a journey into York’s dark history with a gruesome tour of the York Dungeons, where notorious villains like Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes are brought to life.
Visit York Minster, a stunning cathedral, with free explorer backpacks for the kids, which include magnifying glasses, binoculars, and other investigative gadgets.
See York’s Victorian history come alive at York Castle Museum.
Explore the Roman city walls, and head to the top of Clifford’s Tower for a view of the historic center.
Climb on board steam locomotives and Japanese bullet trains at the National Railway Museum, where young rail enthusiasts can also meet Thomas the Tank Engine.
Travel back in time to the days when the Vikings ruled England, at the Jorvik Viking Centre.
Delve into York’s eerie past on a ghost walk around the city’s most haunted spots.
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