Visit York is working with the Family Holiday Charity to help give struggling families get a short break or day out in York.

Visit York has been working in partnership with YHA York and York Pass attractions to support Family Holiday Charity since 2015 – raising more than £9,000 to date.

Family Holiday Charity helps families get time away together, often for the first time ever.
We're here for children who've never seen the sea. For teenagers who can't remember when they last saw mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a pair of school shoes. For young carers, grandparent carers. For families facing illness, isolation, or bereavement.

Holidays open up new possibilities. There’s time enough to share a laugh, watch the tide come in, and make happier memories. It could be a caravan on the coast, a woodland adventure, or a day out at a theme park. Whatever the weather, if it means time spent together, even a day’s holiday helps build relationships, confidence and hope for the future.

Read more about how Family Holiday Charity helps families:

Find out more about how your tourism business could support Family Holiday Charity by emailing