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If you’re looking to spend Easter away with family or friends this year, relax and unwind in one of our historic holiday properties. Whether it’s a family break you’re after, or a last-minute couple’s getaway, enjoy all the magic of York at Easter from the convenience of our well-positioned holiday apartments.
Easter in York is the perfect blend of history, culture, and fun combined! With so many activities to choose from, endless boutiques to browse, and the unspoilt nature of the North York Moors National Park on your doorstep, York is the ideal place for an Easter break in 2023.
Stroll down the iconic Micklegate, once the main entrance into the medieval City of York, into the town centre. Admire the ‘egg-cellent’ displays in the window of Betty’s York Tearooms, then stop for some grub that is sure to put a spring in your step at the Shambles Food Court. Head to the Museum Gardens for some fresh air, where kids can play among the daffodils and adults can hit up interesting exhibits at the Yorkshire Museum.
What’s more, York has been the chocolate-making capital of the UK for over a century. And what would Easter be without chocolate? From Rowntree’s and Terry’s, to independents chocolatiers it’s safe to say York knows its confectionary. Staying in a Wheelwright’s property, you may just find a sweet treat laying on your pillow, thanks to our partners York Cocoa House who specialise in all things chocolatey and delicious.
Plus, all our holiday apartments are in convenient locations, so that you can explore all the exciting Yorkshire Easter events that are happening locally. Read on to discover more incredible things to do during the Easter holidays in York.
Browse our charming selection of holiday properties below, to find the perfect place to relax on your Easter break with Wheelwrights York.
Looking to bring your four-legged friend to your Yorkshire getaway? No problem! We have many pet-friendly holiday apartments in York . Look for the ‘paw’ icon next to the property you’re looking to book. If it says ‘YES’, then the property is 100% dog friendly, and you’re welcome to bring your pooch!
We have plenty of family-friendly holiday homes in and around York that are available to let for Easter breaks. Whether you’re bringing the whole brood to your Easter break in York, or you’re planning a cosy, tranquil Easter getaway for just a few of you- Wheelwrights have a holiday home that is perfect for you and your family.
If you’ve only got time to sneak away for a short break, don’t worry, as we have short stay apartments available over Easter Weekend. What better to do with your time off than spend a relaxing few days in York? If it’s just the two of you, explore our romantic, one-bed holiday apartments, ideal for couples’ breaks in York. more...
Every year the city comes alive for the York Chocolate Festival, a celebration of everything cocoa! Boutique confectionary stalls line the streets with mouth-watering sugary nibbles, and local chocolate shops put on special displays and run tasting events and activities. The York Chocolate Story are running a magical chocolate masterclass, where adults and kids can decorate their Easter eggs and make chocolate truffles to take home. All in all, it will be at the top of any chocolate lover’s list of things to do during Easter Weekend in York! Coinciding with the 2023 UK Easter holidays, the York Chocolate Festival will run from the 6th to the 10th of April.
York Minster is a special place to visit at any time of year, but at Easter the crocus and daffodils lining the surrounding park make it come to life. The Easter services are always beautiful and often include family-friendly events. They also run free activities around the Minster that are great if you’re looking for Easter family holiday ideas to keep the little ones busy on your Yorkshire getaway. Last year, these included an Experience Easter Trail, Saturday morning craft events, and a Sculpture trail. Keep an eye on their website for times and dates.
If you’re on the hunt for child-friendly Easter activities in Yorkshire, look no further than Murton Park! This Living Museum has something for every generation, and runs fantastic events during the Easter holidays, like Easter egg hunts, springtime crafts and themed train rides. For kids who want to let off some steam, try The Web Adventure Park, full of incredible activities to occupy energic kids, from the indoor Disco Room to the Go Kart Track and Wire High Ropes Summit, to the Pony Express Ride– there is something for all children to enjoy.
To enjoy a variety of family-friendly Easter activities, plus a great café, head over to Stockeld Park’s Easter Adventure. Complete with Giant Easter Eggs, an Easter Rainbow Bunny hunt, a Golden Ticket Easter Panto AND an opportunity to meet the Easter bunny.