Autumn Family Breaks

Escape with the family to York this October half-term

Autumn Family Activities in York

Autumn is the perfect season for a family getaway in many ways. As the air becomes crisp and the leaves turn colour, there is no better time to explore the great outdoors with the family and discover the sights and sounds of York.

While spending some well-deserved time with your loved ones this October half-term, staying at Mercure York means you can have your staycation your way. Our attentive team can advise on recommended family activities and must-see places in the local area, and we would love to help with anything to make your visit a stress-free and memorable experience.

Autumn activities for families in York

  1. Walk down the shambles street (Diagon Alley inspired)
  2. Take a day trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre – we can help you plan your route and day of family-friendly activities
  3. Sample the seasonal flavours at Fairfield Bar & Brasserie – you could even dine alfresco in our beautiful garden!

Schedule in your October half-term break by booking online or calling us on 01904 225 012 or emailing us at

Your half-term holiday doesn’t have to break the bank

We have hotel deals with all kinds of perks and savings to help you save on your trip:

  • Family room offer: when you book a room for at least 2 adults and 1 child, you’ll get a 50% discount on a second room. Perfect for when you need an extra sleeping spot for your little ones, or fancy indulging in some extra space for your break!

Book your October half-term escape today

Book your rooms online by choosing the dates for your stay, select ‘special rates’ and then add the booking code FMLY3 to the ‘preferential code’ box which can be found.

Terms and conditions. Children staying in the second bedroom remain the parents’ responsibility and must be aged 8 – 16. The second room for your children will be connecting, adjoining, or nearby, depending on which rooms are available. The 50% discount on the second room is calculated based on the average nightly price under the “Flexible Rate”, subject to availability. The invoice will show a 25% discount on each room. For this two rooms package, accommodation is free for children under 12, and a percentage discount is applied on breakfast.







The gardens at Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, wooden bridge over stream