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When you were a kid did you ever dream of spending the day with a Viking? Or exploring the bottom of the ocean? By visiting some of the places recommended by our local guides, your kids can do just that! From witches to wildlife and longboats, Culture Trip lists the best places to take your kids in Yorkshire.
Offering a unique snapshot into Viking life, Jorvik has been astounding kids for more than 30 years. Based on historical digs done in the area, the interactive museum incorporates real archaeological finds and innovative exhibits to place its visitors in the middle of the city nearly 1,000 years ago. Jorvik places an emphasis on authenticity so everything you see is, from historians’ best guess, what it would have been like back then. Discounts are available for family tickets and the museum is in the heart of York City Centre.
For families wanting a bit more of a thrill, the amusement park Lightwater Valley is a great destination. Featuring Europe’s longest roller coaster as well as more than 30 rides and attractions for the kids to enjoy, the park is sure to get their hearts racing. For smaller children, the park has plenty of soft-play areas making it an ideal day out for the whole family. The park is closed during the winter months so if you are planning a visit, make sure it’s for a summer day out!