Looking to book a group stay in the UK? You couldn’t choose a better location than the charming medieval streets of York. Packed full of independent boutique shops, world-renowned museums and independent eateries serving up mouth-watering grub and fantastic activities, York has something for everyone to enjoy on group, or large family, holidays.
Here at Wheelwrights York, we have large group accommodation that can sleep up to eight people. What’s more, our properties are in prime locations like Micklegate, St Saviourgate, and the Minster Precinct, making them perfect bases to explore York on fun-filled group trips, or child friendly holidays.
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Getting together for a family holiday with all your loved ones is always a special occasion, and York is the perfect place to explore together. Our child-friendly large holiday homes are ideal for big family groups, whether you’re looking for the best city breaks with toddlers, or want to accommodate your whole extended family, from cousins to grandparents. To make your group stay more comfortable, and avoid any tiffs, many of our larger properties have extra amenities, like multiple bathrooms, outside space and high-spec, fully kitted-out kitchens.
If you’re looking for baby-friendly holidays, our comfortable, well-placed York holiday homes are within easy walking distance of all the main city centre attractions. In fact, York is one of the best baby-friendly holiday destinations in the UK, as the safe, accessible city centre and many toddler-friendly cafes and attractions make it a relaxing break for parents and children alike. What’s more, we are able to provide a travel cot, and other baby-care essentials, upon request in all of our child-friendly properties, so that the whole family can sleep soundly.
Group holidays are even more enjoyable when furry friends can come along! Especially in York, where there are so many beautiful places to wander with your dog. Whether you’re going away with friends or family, you can bring your pooch with you to our pet-friendly holiday homes. To see whether the property you are looking at is pet-friendly, just look out for the paw logo in the description.
Many of us have only got time to get together for a short group stay with friends and family, whether that is mid-week or over the weekend. That’s why so much of our group accommodation in York is available to book for just a few days, allowing you to make the most of a well-deserved short break away, and relax with the people you love. Glass of prosecco to celebrate anyone?more...
Booking group accommodation for the most special times of the year is one of the best ways to reconnect with friends and family. Our large holiday homes are available to book for group breaks over Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. What’s more, if you’re planning to visit York for an unmissable event, like a festival, or race day at the York Racecourse, our large properties are perfectly situated in the centre of town, so that you can party all night and doze in a luxurious bed the next morning, just a short walk away.
If you’re on a group trip to York with friends, you’ll never run out of incredible places to visit together, whatever your cup of tea. Firstly, you can’t miss a trip to The Shambles, an iconic medieval street which is packed with unique shops and hundreds of years of history. Plus the Shambles Food Court has plenty of stalls serving top-notch street food. If you’ve got history lovers in your group, plan a visit to Jorvik Viking Centre, which offers a realistic experience of what life was like in Viking York. Be prepared though, as it’s realistic in every sense- including the smell! For the adventurers, why not try axe throwing at The Hilt? Or if you’re after something more relaxing, hop on a boat cruise along the river, to discover more about York’s past, whilst taking in the wonderful views from the roof deck.
Family trips will also be full of endless fun, as there are countless family-friendly attractions to explore with kids in York on a child-friendly holiday. You could pop on over to York Maze, where little ones can let off some steam exploring the largest “maize maze” in Europe. Or, take a trip to the Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park to say hello to meerkats, lemurs, wallabies, exotic birds and more. Other hands-on activities include Yorvik Dig, Web Adventure Park, and the National Railway Museum.
If you’re on holiday with toddlers, engaging activities for little ones include the hands-on, fun-filled history experience, Yorvik Dig. Or you could head over to Web Adventure Park, which is home to adorable animals, plus an under 5’s play area, a baby sensory area, an outdoor toddler track, water play, a giant sand pit and much more.
If you’re looking for a place to grab some great food on your group trip, Brew York is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as you can sample a pint of local craft ale, with a plate of delicious Yuzu Asian-style street food. Cresci Pizzeria is also a good shout, serving up tasty Italian delicacies. Or, if you fancy a daytime snack, head over to Rise on Fossgate for an unforgettable brunch. ‘Turkish eggs’, and ‘lemon meringue French toast’? Count us in!
In the evening, there is plenty of space for large groups at the Viking-themed bar Valhalla bar, which serves up the finest selection of mead, beer and other artisan spirits. Served in traditional drinking horns no less! Or, gin lovers can head to Evil Eye, where a formidable selection of the best gins are served up, along with cracking cocktails. If your group fancies a traditional pub experience, visit The Phoenix Inn, a charming eighteenth-century inn, featuring traditional interiors and a lovely beer garden.
If you’re on a family break and are looking for child-friendly food recommendations, we have plenty of those too! For a yummy bite and a coffee for the adults, try Bruks café, which is quiet, and full of toys and books to keep toddlers occupied, with a great kids menu to boot. For a bigger meal that kids will love, Fancy Hanks is an American style restaurant that boasts cracking milkshakes, delicious cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, buttermilk fried chicken and more tasty treats. If you’re in the mood for pizza, Caesar’s Italian is a popular, authentic family-friendly restaurant that serves up mouth-watering pizza, pasta and desserts, with a great kids menu and attentive staff.
If all this has inspired you to book a group break in York, browse our selection of large holiday homes, to find the perfect pad for you and your friends or family today.