Accessibility Statement

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

Below is our accessibility guide to the Snooks Trail.

Disabled Access

The Snooks Trail is located at various sites across the city centre. The City of York Council has put a number of measures in place in York city centre to improve access for residents and visitors with disabilities. Further information can be found on the City of York Council website.

Snooks Trail

To assist pre-planning to the event and what to expect when you arrive:

The Snooks Character Trail is a brand-new trail for the city. There are 21 sculptures located across York and the trail will run 2nd March 2024 – 22nd April 2024

Two of the sculptures (National Railway Museum and York Barbican) are located inside their respective venues, this is marked on the map itself. The National Railway Museum is free to enter and the Snook inside York Barbican can be viewed from the window if trail visitors are not attending a performance at the venue itself.

Two further sculptures (York Park & Ride Poppleton Bar and Delta Hotels by Marriott York) are located on their respective sites which are outside the immediate city centre.

There is a direct bus to Delta Hotels by Marriott York. This is the number 4 bus from the city centre with more information found on the First Bus website

Park & Ride Poppleton Bar is accessible via the Park & Ride site itself with more information found on the First Bus website

All four of the above locations have their hidden letters prefilled on the map should visitors not be able to see these sculptures. Images of all our Snooks are available online for viewing on the Snooks hub page.

As part of the trail, we produce a free map with all the locations marked on there. The free printed trail maps will be available from the Visitor Information Centre on 21 Parliament Street or can be downloaded online prior to the event.

Quieter Periods

As the Snooks trail is in place for an 8 week period, we anticipate visitors being able to enjoy them at their own pace and as such we don’t anticipate large crowds throughout the whole time. Although, we envisage the usual busy times, including weekends, afternoons and holiday periods.

There may be special events happening throughout the Snooks trail period that could increase the number of visitors in the city. All Snook related events can be found on the website here.

Accessible Toilet Provision

The most central toilets can be found on Silver Street. For further information on public toilets in York city centre can be found here:

Public toilets in York are cleaned and maintained by Healthmatic and you can report any issues via the telephone on: 01249 823143. Toilet locations are outlined below with accessible toilets (which require a RADAR key):

St Leonard's Place public toilets, St Leonard's Place, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Coppergate Shopping Centre public toilets, Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT

Nunnery Lane public toilets, Nunnery Lane car park, York, YO23 1AA

St George's Field public toilets, St George's Field car and coach Park, Castle Mills Bridge, York, YO10 4AB

Rougier Street public toilets, Rougier Street, York, YO1 6JB

Silver Street public toilets, Silver Street, York, YO1 8RY

Union Terrace public toilets, Union Terrace car and coach park, Clarence Street, York, YO31 7ES


For more information on car parks around the city: All council car parks – City of York Council

Further information on Blue Badge parking in York can be found here:

If you would like to discuss access needs, please contact us at: