Living in York with children

York is a fantastic place to live with children. We hope the information below will help you settle into life in York and give you some ideas of activities to do with your children. 

Useful information

The City of York section of the University's website provides details about everyday life in York and, if you have not already done so, please read our additional information on Accommodation and Schools and Childcare in York. You may also find information on the approximate cost of living for a family in York helpful. 

The following websites also provide useful information for families living in York: 

  • York City Council - lots of information for York residents, including details on parking, leisure facilities and recycling

Things to do in York

Higher York provides some great suggestions of activities for families to do in and around York. The suggestions include both indoor and outdoor activities suited for for children of all ages.

The University's Family Network organises regular trips to attractions in and around York. Visit the Family Network Facebook page for the latest information. 

Also, don't forget to read the information for students with children provided on the Family Network's webpage as this includes more useful information about living in York, including suggestions for saving money