Our Guide to Family Holidays in Yorkshire

Family holidays are some of the best moments of our lives. For adults, it’s a chance to spend quality time with the kids (and each other, of course). For the kids, it’s an opportunity to explore the world with the people they love the most, making memories they’ll carry in their hearts for a lifetime. If you’ve recently bought a campervan from us or you’ve chosen to hire a campervan with us and you’re thinking about choosing Yorkshire as your next family holiday, but aren’t sure what you can do there, fear not – we’ve got you covered.

Here’s our guide to things to do on family holidays in Yorkshire!


Travel back in time to the Jorvik Viking Centre

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, archaeologists discovered thousands of buried artefacts alongside a long-lost Viking settlement. 

In fact, such were their discoveries that they decided to build a replica village on the excavation site to highlight the many treasures they found for the whole world to enjoy.

At Jorvik Viking Centre, you can walk through old houses and learn about ancient artefacts while experiencing live actors and rides that fully immerse you in the past and get you excited to learn about their history.


Get lost in the spectacular York Maze

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Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned maze? At York Maze, they create fun, themed mazes for the family to enjoy. Not only that but they boast a large collection of rides, attractions and events to make this a full day out for the whole family.

As the mazes are made from over a million maize plants, this incredible location is only open for a few months each summer. So if this sounds like somewhere you must visit, make sure to schedule your Yorkshire family holiday in the summertime!


Channel your inner adventurer at the Ingleton Waterfalls trail

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Are you a family of adventurers that love being outdoors, at one with nature? Then you have to visit the Ingleton Waterfalls trail.

At 7km long, the Ingleton Waterfall trail is a long, breathtaking walk through untampered with nature. The official trail website recommends that you allow between 2 and a half to four hours for your walk, depending on your fitness levels and speed.

Being surrounded by nature is a great opportunity for the family to bond and just hang out against a striking natural background.

Don’t forget to pack the wellies and the walking boots, you might just need them!


Enjoy a delicious day out at York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story

Who doesn’t love chocolate?

Home of the beloved KitKat, the Chocolate Story tour takes you through the history of Rowntree’s, exploring how chocolate is made, and culminating in a live chocolate-making demonstration. And the tour promises plenty of yummy samples along the way. 

Take your kids on this fantastic tour and you’ll win their number-one parent award for years to come!


Combine animals and theme parks at Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land

What do you get when you cross Yorkshire with a zoo and a theme park? Flamingo Land!

From rides to shows, and animal experiences to guest surprises, you’ll never get bored at Flamingo Land.

You and your family will be able to feed penguins and giraffes, go on the famous Peter Rabbit experience, and even watch swash-buckling cool pirates live show with sword fighting and action galore.

The only problem you’ll have is how to fit so many incredible experiences into just one fun family day out!


Get scared silly at the York Dungeon

York Dungeon

If you have an older brood that loves a fright, you’ll definitely want to add a visit to the York Dungeon to your Yorkshire family holiday list.

Yorkshire has a somewhat dark past, and they’re not afraid to own it. At the York Dungeon, you’ll embark on an interactive tour where live actors will immerse you into the atmosphere as they recount gory stories of Yorkshire past that will make your skin crawl.

Try it if you’re brave enough!


Yorkshire family holidays are the gift that keeps on giving

Yorkshire has so many incredible things to do, no wonder it attracts so many family holidays. One of the most common types of Yorkshire holidays includes camping and campervanning holidays.

If you don’t already own a campervan, make sure to check out our collection of campervans for sale, all with conversion packages or bespoke conversions available so it’s tailored to your needs. Or, why not check the availability of our campervans available for hire and get ready for your Yorkshire family holiday today?

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