Children’s activities

Please note this page currently reflects the 2019 event – we will confirm 2022 details ASAP!

Children are very welcome at the York Rally – there is a safe family atmosphere and plenty to see and do! And we run several specific activities for younger visitors, all completely free of charge:

Treasure Hunt

Seek out the secret stones hidden around the York Rally site… collect the letters hidden on the stones and decode the word they spell out to win tasty prizes!

Treasure Hunt stone

Simply come to Rally HQ when the Rally is open to enter!

Wildlife at Rally HQ!

Join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Rally HQ for fun activities – open from 11:30 am to 3 pm, both Saturday and Sunday.

  • Owl pellets! Discover what owls like to eat by investigating their pellets!
  • Poo quiz! Be a poo detective and work out which poo is which!
  • iSpy Sheet! Who lives on the Knavesmire? Take one of our treasure hunt sheets and see if you can find racecourse inhabitants! Bring your sheet back to get a prize…

Punch and Judy!

Bo the Clown is back with his pedal-powered Punch and Judy show! Watch out for performances throughout the Rally in the trade area.

The Grand Parade

Join the Grand Parade in the racing arena at around 4PM on Saturday! Will you ride with the vintage cycles, the children’s peloton or just as you please? All welcome, all paces and all ages!

Are you the fastest racer of your age?

The York Rally could be the place to find out! We are proud to host the National Championships of the British Schools Cycling Association (Saturday) as well as a round of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association‘s Summer Series (on Sunday), which features racing classes for all ages. You may need to enter in advance, though, and entry fees may apply. Click the links above or the button below to find out more.