York is one of the prettiest places in the UK for a city break with your family. The quaint cobbled streets, astounding architecture and general Yorkshire friendliness are some of the most appealing elements of this beautiful city. If you’re looking for a new place to experience some family fun then York is definitely jam packed with cultural and tasty activities!
Travelling to York will work up an appetite in itself, so it’s a good idea to have some food pit stops in mind before you get there. This York Cafe is the perfect place to rest with a coffee, a bite to eat or even a glass of wine if you’re feeling adventurous. Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine or cosy up in the beautifully decorated interior. You will be fuelled up and ready to enjoy the sights of York in no time.
- The Shambles
The quaint and unique Shambles is an iconic part of York that you can’t miss when you’re paying a visit. It is one of the prettiest streets in the UK and one of the best surviving Medieval streets too. With cute craft stores, quaint tea shops and the popular Harry Potter shop you could spend hours exploring this picturesque part of the city.
- Fudge Making
This is definitely an exciting experience for the kids and you! The York Fudge Kitchen allows you to make your own fudge from a variety of over twenty different flavours. They will walk you through the entire process and you can even take the finishing product home with you!
- York Minster
Let’s face it, you can’t pay a visit to York without checking out the city’s most iconic building. Erected over five hundred years ago, York Minster is a jaw-droppingly stunning building that you can’t afford to miss. You can admire the exterior from afar, but you need to step inside to really appreciate it’s true beauty. Even the kids will be astounded at how grand and glamourous it is. Although you do need to pay an entry fee, it is worth every single penny to experience the cosy alleyways and detailed design.
- York Art Gallery
If the weather in York isn’t playing in your favour then a quick trip to the Art Gallery is the perfect port of call. It’s a place to see the best international and local artwork all in one place. The pottery section is particularly impressive and even the little ones will be impressed with it!
- St. Mary’s Abbey
You can visit the ruins of the astounding building that stood strong before the time of Henry VIII. Learn all about the backstory of the Abbey, wander through the glorious gardens and soak in the site that holds a strong place in the history of York.
As you can see there are plenty of family fun activities for you to enjoy during your city break to York. Whether you’re indulging in fantastic fudge or strolling through the art gallery, you are bound to make wonderful memories during your weekend away.
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