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Gavin's Family Friendly Fun Tour

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.York, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Zakia

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Family Friendly Fun Tour is the only tour of the city that has been specifically developed with children in mind. It is a history lesson like no other, where those taking part will be encouraged to participate and interact, playing old traditional games, immersing themselves in creative activities, and walking in the footsteps of 2000 years of history.

York’s past is not all smooth and gentle so be prepared for some horrible yet wonderful stories that include tales of Roman soldiers, Viking invaders, notorious figures like Dick Turpin, and the traitors and troublemakers whose trickery have shaped the city.

Expect cat-spotting, puzzles, games, and of course no children’s tour of York would be complete without uncovering its famous links to chocolate manufacturing.
The Family Friendly Fun Tour is the only tour of the city that has been specifically developed with children in mind. It is a history lesson like no other, where those taking part will be encouraged to participate and interact, playing old traditional games, immersing themselves in creative activities, and walking in the footsteps of 2000 years of history.

York’s past is not all smooth and gentle so be prepared for some horrible yet w…

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/ person
Sat, Oct 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sun, Oct 4
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sat, Oct 10
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person

Meet your host, Zakia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 16 Reviews
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I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides. Gavin is a former play worker and teaching assistant and is very passionate about his city and showing a side of it that is family friendly and accessible to everyone
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About the organization: Invisible Cities



Invisible Cities is a global social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. We offer walking tours to locals and tourists, offering a unique perspective while supporting people in our communities. All profit generated from the tours helps to support our guides further.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Invisible Cities.

Where you'll be

The tour will start at Library Square and Ends at Cliffords Tower.
This tour is a history lesson like no other, where those taking part will be encouraged to participate and interact, playing old traditional games, immersing themselves in creative activities, and walking in the footsteps of 2000 years of history.

York’s past is not all smooth and gentle so be prepared for some horrible yet wonderful stories that include tales of Roman soldier

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Jamie-Lea
August 2020
Vicki is so lovely and friendly and described guy fawkes like an expert (which she is) we got to know her on a personal level
Stephanie
February 2020
Good tour with lots of interaction with those on it. My 2 boys (9 & 7) thoroughly enjoyed it and was a great way to see York. Would recommend.
Peter
December 2019
Gavin led us on a really fun and informative tour. We all got to join in with games and we’re led to some fascinating places. Gavin kept everyone engaged and we would definitely recommend!
Ben
November 2019
This was a good way to explain the very cool history of York to my kids, which they didn’t appreciate much of otherwise. It was fun and interactive, and one of the best things we did for the kids.
Clare
November 2019
Gavin is a lovely man, we learned lots about York’s history. He interacted well with the kids and had activities that kept them entertained. Thanks Gavin!
Simon
October 2019
Gavin gave us a really nice tour around York. Ever so nice to hear about the city from a local who loves his hometown.

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  • Sat, Oct 3
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, Oct 4
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sat, Oct 10
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, Oct 11
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sat, Oct 17
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, Oct 18
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sat, Oct 24
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $14 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfy walking shoes

Umbrella (tours will go ahead rain or shine)