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York Card

A York Card is your library card, but also provides free or discounted entry into many of York's attractions. The York Card is just for residents of York and can be purchased at any York library. It's free for children (there is a small charge for adults) and is valid for 1 year. More information can be found on the York Explore WebsiteFind out where you can use the York Card

Museum Babies (for ages 0-2) and Early Years Explorers (for ages 2-5) are both free for children to attend with a York Card.

Walking the Walls

Have you ever walked York city walls? It's a great activity to do with your family, and is completely free!

Cat Trail

Have some FREE fun in York, see the sights and find the cat statues on our self-guided tour. The trail starts at The Cat Gallery shop and takes an hour or so.  Find out more information and download the trail map.

Selfie Trail

Follow the footprints around the city to complete the York Selfie Trail. Visit York have picked out the most iconic photo spots in the city so you can take sensational selfies.

York Libraries

There are always lots of things going on at York's libraries. To find out more, get in touch with your local library or go to their events pages.

Max Card

If your child has a disability or additional need, they will be entitled to a Max Card. This card provides free or discounted entry into many attractions across the UK. In signing up for the Max Card, you also sign up for our myFIS+ newsletter which provides enhanced information for families who have children with disabilities and additional needs. To sign up for the myFIS+ and Max Card scheme, please go to www.yor-ok.org.uk/myfis

Parks

There are a range of parks in York; you can go to the park for a summer picnic, play in the play area, feed the ducks, see what animals you can find and much more!

Wildlife Watching

No matter what the season see how many different wildlife you can spot! Whether that's baby animals in spring, bugs and insects in autumn, flowers or birds you can down load your very own list or why not create your own bespoke one!  For more ideas check out the Wildlife Watch website or Nature Detectives website

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is fantastic for a day out, and is completely free! Go to the National Railway Museum website to find out about family activities and exhibitions on at the museum over the summer.

50 things to do before you're 12!

Give your children a challenge over the summer! The National Trust are running their award winning campaign ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’.

From climbing a tree to tracking wild animals, the list is great fun and will be sure to capture the imaginations of your children and inspire them to venture into the great outdoors. Visit the website to find out more www.50things.org.uk. See how many you can do this summer!

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real world, outdoor treasure hunt game. Geocaching is where you use a GPS to find hidden items. The items are usually something with little value (such as a pencil), and they are usually hidden with a notebook and pen so the finder can note when the item was found. There are geocaches all over the UK and many in York.

To get started, go to www.geocaching.com or download the geocaching app. The app and website will tell you where the nearest hidden item is!

Family Information Service

For a tailored list of activities and events in your local area, get in touch with us on 01904 554444 or fis@york.gov.uk.

 

 

York Family Information Service

01904 554444

fis@york.gov.uk