The York Ice Trail is back!

Step into the 'City of Dreams' at this years' ice trail and let your imagination run wild with magical masterpieces. Enjoy a walk throughout the city centre to discover the handcrafted ice sculptures, as well as live carving, interactive experiences and the chance to win prizes!

Download the York Ice Trail map here to plan your route through York and check out the different photo opportunities available.

The best way to enjoy the York Ice Trail is to travel by bus!

Heading to the ice trail from outside York? Avoid the hassle and expense of parking in the city centre by catching the York Park & Ride! There's plenty of reasons to make the switch:

  • An Adult Return ticket costs just £3.60 and up to three children under 16 go free with each adult. Buy your ticket as you board, or buy in advance on the First Bus App!
  • Buses into York up to every 12 minutes
  • Our zero-emission, 100% electric buses are an environmentally-friendly way to visit York!
  • 6 sites across York with free parking.

This year, York Park & Ride is a sponsor of the York Ice Trail and we can't wait for you to discover our exciting sculpture 'Fly into the city' - it's the perfect place for a picture and we'll be there from 10am-4pm both days giving away FREE Park & Ride tickets!

Find out more about the York Park & Ride here.

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Heading to the ice trail as a York resident? Leave the car at home and hop on one of our city services!

  • It's easier than ever to pay for your journey with Tap on Tap off technology on all our buses! Find out more about TOTO here.
  • Or get there and back for just £4 with a £2 Single ticket for any bus journey.
    Step 1 - Download the First Bus App if you haven’t already!
    Step 2 - Head to the 'mTickets' tab, select 'Buy' and then select your area as 'York'
    Step 3 - Click into 'Single' category, select the ticket 'First Single Trip Adult' 
    Step 4 - Activate your ticket before you travel
    Step 5 - Catch any service to the centre to enjoy the ice trail - you can plan your journey using the journey planner tool on the app!

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For more information on the York Ice Trail, head to the Visit York website here.