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 York Ice Trail.

Disabled Access

York Ice 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 here:

York Ice Trail

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

York Ice Trail is a popular event (the ‘coolest’ event we run) and as such there is a high number of residents and visitors in the city. The event is split across two days with fresh sculptures being placed on the Sunday to ease the crowd density in the city.

As part of the trail, we produce a free map with all the locations marked on there. Our harder to find sculptures will have large, clear and well positioned signage directing you to them where appropriate.

Event staff/Security/Stewards - All stewards and security personal have been briefed to signpost/assist members of the public where possible. If they can’t give you an exact answer, they will be able to contact the specific person for your needs who will be able to help.

Quiet Periods

We understand that York Ice Trail can be a busy event at peak times which can be overwhelming to some attendees. We advise if you’re looking for a quieter time to visit, early in the day is best.

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 – City of York Council

Public toilets in York are cleaned and maintained by Healthmatic and you can report any issues on telephone: 01249 823143. Toilet locations are outlined below with accessible toilets (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

First Aid

We have first aid provision for the duration of York Ice Trail. If you are in need of urgent medical attention then please contact any member of staff.


City centre foot streets will be closed to vehicle access between 10.30am - 5.00pm for the duration of the event.

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:

We will also be doing a virtual trail on our Visit York social media channels across the weekend.

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