Things to see & do

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Take a walk through chocolate...

Goddards is just pleasant stroll from central York, so we've devised an easy walk to the city centre that will take you through years of Terry family history.

A 1930s Childhood

 © Betty Lawrie

Enter the world of a 1930s child with our brand new interactive exhibition in the old playroom. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games.

A 1930s Childhood

Try your hand at our vintage bagatelle game © Rebecca Burton

Enter the world of a 1930s child with our brand new interactive exhibition in the old playroom. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games.

A 1930s Childhood

Learn about some 1930s schoolwork  © Rebecca Burton

Enter the world of a 1930s child with our brand new interactive exhibition in the old playroom. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games.

A 1930s Childhood

Seach for your favourite 1930s classic in our bookcase © Rebecca Burton

Enter the world of a 1930s child with our brand new interactive exhibition in the old playroom. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games.

A 1930s Childhood

Challenge your family to some vintage games © Rebecca Burton

Enter the world of a 1930s child with our brand new interactive exhibition in the old playroom. Explore what it was like to grow up before the days of television and video games.

Chocolate Week 15-19 October

  • Find out more about Terry's chocolate apple with 10 minute talks on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 October at 12noon, 1pm and 2pm
  • Taste some Terry's chocolate products on your visit
  • Discover Terry's inspired items on our dining room menu
  • Chocolate trails for the family
  • Design your own Terry's chocolate box
  • Leave your memories of Terry's on our typewriter
  • Find out more about the Terry's factory sports teams

Top 3 family activities

  • Explore the maze of paths that weave through the gardens © Amanda Harman

    Family fun sheet

    Pick up one of our wildlife activity sheets from the Summer House and search for some creepy critters.

  • Challenge your family to some vintage games © Rebecca Burton

    Vintage games

    Have a go at some vintage games and challenge your family to dominoes, draughts, chess and table tennis.

  • Imagine what childhood was like before the invention of TV and videogames © Rebecca Burton

    Learn about life in the 1930s

    Imagine what it was like to live as a child in the 1930s and learn some fun facts about chocolate.

Rain or shine?

Don't forget to...

  • Browse our selection of second hand books for sale in the summerhouse.
  • Use our vintage typewriter to record your own memories of the Terry family.
  • Find our Japanese isu tree in the gardens, a rarity in the north of the UK.
  • Try a slice of delectable Chocolate Orange cake in our tea room.
  • Check our events listings to see what special activities are taking place.

Get on your bike!

Enjoy a day out on your bike © David Levenson

Enjoy a day out on your bike

Make a day of it here in York and enjoy a gentle bike ride from Goddards to Treasurer's House. Along the way you'll see some famous landmarks and some beautiful wildlife - perfect for a family day out.

Planning a group day out?

Enjoy a group visit to Goddards © Arnhel de Serra

Enjoy a group visit to Goddards

Get the most out of your visit to Goddards by pre-booking a group visit. Enjoy a special guided tour by one of our knowledgeable house guides and discover Noel Terry's fascinating family home. Pre-book a group tour for £2 pp. for National Trust members and £6.50 pp. for non-members (inclusive of the normal £4.50 entrance fee).

Why not treat your group to a spot of afternoon cream tea for £4.50 pp. or relax over a light lunch in Mr Terry's elegant dining room. Our friendly tea room volunteers offer a range of light bites to suit all dietary needs.

Please call 01904 771930 for more information

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