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Fun things to do, getting around and discounts

Please note due to Government guidance on restrictions on social gatherings and leaving the house only for essential trips, many activities listed on this page are currently against Government guidance. York Family Information Service have produced a list of virtual groups and activities and arts, crafts and things to do at home during the Coronavirus. Visit Shine for more information.


All children and young people have a right to join community activities and clubs, such as youth clubs, brownies, mountain biking, extended school activities, children’s centres and play schemes. These are key in ensuring children with special educational needs and disabilities have fun and enjoy the same things as other children and young people.

There are lots of inclusive activities, events and providers of leisure activities and short breaks in York. You can find out more information by selecting the activities below, that you are interested in.

You can also view activities and events that are taking place during school holidays and half term breaks on our events page or check out Shine!

Remember! You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook so you don't miss out on messages about new clubs or events!

If you can't find what you are looking for then get in touch with York Family Information Service. York Family Information Service hold a database of activities taking place throughout the city of York and can search for things to do and tailor it to your needs.


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Arts and Creativity

There are lots of activities and events in York such as dance, drama, music and crafts. Take a look to see what's available in York.

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The Great Outdoors

York has many Parks and Open spaces so there is plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful York surroundings.

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Sport and Active Leisure

The Sports and Active Leisure Team also have a range of inclusive activities so why not take a look?

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Youth Clubs and Groups

There are many Youth Clubs and groups for children and young people in York. Take a look to see what's happening near you.

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Shine is packed full of activities and things to do in York for children, young people and families.

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Things to do

Looking for things to do? Wondering what activities and events are on in York? Check out our events page.

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Discounts and help with travel costs

Find out how you could save money on days out and activities.

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 York has 14 libraries and Explore Learning Centres. Find out where your local library is.

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