These trips can attract all ages. From a trek to the seaside for some of Yorkshire’s famous fish and chips for the family or a thrilling adventure at a theme park for the children, there’s plenty to see.
1. York to Whitby
Whitby has been a very popular destination for a day out with family and friends, with its breath-taking sandy beaches along the Yorkshire coast
Photo: Tony Johnson
2. York to North York Moors National Park
North York Moors National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty and it is the location of one of the busiest old steam trains in the world.
This train journey from York to Grosmont lasts just two hours and 20 minutes.
Photo: James Hardisty
3. York to Yorkshire Wolds
Yorkshire Wolds is said to be one of the most underrated areas of natural beauty. Chalk hills carry the beautiful green countryside all the way through to the dramatic white cliffs of Flamborough and Benton.
The Yorkshire Wolds is accessible by train from York; it takes just 51 minutes to travel from York to Hessle and 54 minutes from York to Filey.
Photo: Gary Longbottom
4. York to Sheffield
Known for its metal works, music scene and green spaces, Sheffield has a unique charm, populated with more trees than people by three to one.
The train ride from York to Sheffield takes around 45 minutes and is direct.
Photo: Brian Eyre