The YHA is set in it's own grounds, 1 mile from York city centre. Some rooms are en-suite and some have shared facilities. It has a lrage reception area, lounge and terrace. You'll also find a well equipped games room here.
Wheatlands Lodge Hotel
This 2 star family hotel is located just outside the city walls, 15 minutes walk to the city centre. Students will be accommodated in multi bedded en-suite rooms.
Holgate Hill Hotel
This is a small family run hotel with a maximum of 18 rooms, so is ideal if you want to be the only group in a hotel. It's located on the outskirts of York, approx. 20 minute walk/10 minute drive from the centre. All rooms are en-suite.
Jorvik Viking Centre
The centre stands on the site of the famous discovery of Jorvik, the Viking city. York pupils will get to see remains and objects from excavations and journey through a reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have been 1000 years ago.
DIG offers a unique archaeological adventure for your pupils. Through curriculum led workshops they will become ‘archaeological detectives’ to find out for themselves what York was really like through the ages from Roman times to the modern day.
York Castle Museum
One highlight here for is Kirkgate Victorian Street. You’ll explore the life of the rich and poor on this recreation of Victorian life. You’ll see cobbled streets, a school room, police cell and even authentic working shops. This is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the Victorians.
Whilst visiting one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe, your pupils can take part in interactive workshops which find out about the past and present life of York Minster. If you prefer a shorter visit then they can take a treasure hunt around the cathedral which helps them discover more about the story of this iconic building.
Brigantium Roman Fort
Brigantium is a large outdoor classroom disguised as a Roman auxiliary fort from the 1st Century AD. Your pupils will be recruited into the Roman army and equipped with uniform and dummy weapons. They will be taught how to build a fort, train as a soldier and will learn craftwork from Roman times. An exciting hands on experience that will really bring this topic to life.
This museum covers Britain from 1930’s, allowing visitors to travel back in time to Wartime Britain, experiencing the story, sights, sounds and smells of World War II.
National Railway Museum
You can explore the science, technology and history of the railways here, through a range of workshops and interactive exhibitions. The museum also offers some useful STEM learning resources for Primary years to help you prepare for your visit.
Magna Science Centre
This a high-tech playground for young minds. The interactive visits and displays are focused around the four elements - earth, fire, water and wind – and will enable them to discover more about science and the laws of nature. This can be an ideal stop off en route to York.
York Ghost walk
Tailored to younger ages, this promises a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic and history of York, with a little bit of fun too!
Take a journey into more than 2000 years of York’s horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.
York’s Chocolate Story
An entertaining and informative tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. Get hands-on and make your own chocolates at the Chocolate-Making Station in the Factory Zone – create your very own chocolate delights and decorate them by hand. You’ll also get to see a chocolate-making demonstration from skilled chocolatiers in the Chocolate Kitchen.