Half Term in York

York and the surrounding area are jam packed with family fun for half term.

Discover family friendly events and attractions with everything from Viking invaders, iconic locomotives and wonderful wildlife to gruesome stories of the past. There's no shortage of activities to give you days out together that you'll never forget.

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18th Jun 2024

Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt with Go Quest Adventures

Explore the streets of York's city centre, unlocking a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing …

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18th Jun 2024

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Star Carr: Life after the ice Opens 22 March 2024 Included in general admission Discover what human life was like 11,00…

Explore York this Half Term

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Half Term Activities for all the Family in York ▸

Keep the children entertained with plenty of things to see, do and experience over the school holidays. York is an ideal location for families, and as another half term is fast approaching get ready for a fun filled adventure in the city.

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Book Your Half Term Stay ▸

York offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury spa hotels to self-catering getaways, giving you an eclectic choice of inviting places to rest your head after a day of exploring.

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What's On ▸

York has a vibrant calendar of festivals, events, gigs and shows and there's always something exciting taking place for you to enjoy whilst visiting the city.

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Little Vikings Half Term ▸

Learn about just some of the York's famous past residents and our top tips for places that will bring them to life through fun experiences and hands-on activities.


Visitor Information ▸

If you choose to visit York, our friendly and knowledgeable team at the Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop will give you a very warm welcome.