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Warm Places in York

A Warm Place is somewhere you can go, free of charge, to spend time to keep warm if you're struggling to heat your home.

There are lots of community venues in York offering a Warm Place this winter:


Explore York libraries

Explore York is here for everyone this winter, offering warm, welcoming spaces in 15 libraries across York.

Libraries are open from early in the morning into the evening. You can relax and meet friends or join in with a range of free and low cost activities for all ages, including:

  • crafting
  • book groups
  • board games
  • winter warmer, low-cost hot meals at Explore Reading Cafés

PCs and printers are available for you to use, with digital support on hand from knowledgeable and friendly staff. All libraries and cafés have free Wi-Fi.

Explore York also offer events for children, to help families make their money go a bit further, including:

  • a free toy library
  • under 5s story and play sessions
  • Lego clubs

If you need information about cost of living support, or anything else, Explore York staff are available to help.

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Warm Places on Live Well York

You can find a list of Warm Places in York on the Live Well York Service Directory, all offering a Warm Place with seating and facilities open for at least 2 hours a week, with no requirement to buy anything.

The list of venues available is growing, so come back to the list to see if there are any new ones that you may wish to use. You can filter the list by using the “where is it” location selection box, if you're looking for warm places near you.

We're working with a range of community-based venues to look at the potential of using their buildings as Warm Places during winter.

Anyone who is responsible for a venue that is offering or considering offering a Warm Place which is not yet listed can contact the Shaping Neighbourhoods Team.

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Also see

Shaping Neighbourhoods

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA