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Happy birthday! Our guide to birthday parties in York

Looking for birthday party ideas in York? Look no further! We’ve got loads of ideas for kids’ birthday parties, in York and beyond. If you’re anything like us, you might not welcome the idea of having your child’s birthday party at home (not least because of the prospect of the mother of all clean-up operations afterwards). Whether it’s chocolate or history, gore or go-carts that float the birthday child’s boat, thankfully there’s somewhere in York that will put on a party just for them. Here’s some inspiration for panicking party planners.

Birthday Parties at the York Attractions

What could be more special than having your birthday party at one of York’s magnificent attractions? It’ll be a day to remember, and you’re guaranteed a fun, professional and possibly educational (but don’t tell the birthday child!) experience.  Here’s what’s on offer.

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Little Viking going through a Viking or pirate phase? Hosted by a Viking host, partygoers at DIG go on a treasure hunt complete with games and surprises. Includes a tour of DIG, costumed host, party games and prizes and use of the mezzanine level and activity room. For 3-9 year olds; 2 hours; from £10 per child; party bags from £1.

Contact 01904 615505 or email birthdays@yorkat.co.uk. DIG, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN Visit the website 

Rated by our readers – DIG was highly commended in the Best Attraction category in the Little Vikings Awards 2016

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York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum

Dinosaurs at the Yorkshire Museum: kids can join an explorer searching for strange and mysterious huge beasts that he believes are out lurking in his midst.

Toys at York Castle Museum: party-goers will help a museum worker looking to prove that the toys come alive at night once the visitors have gone home.

Both parties take children on an exciting quest to find clues, and there’ll be some great activities like the chance to handle some of the museums’ more child friendly objects like dinosaur poo (delightful!) and some fantastic toys. And of course, like every good party, there’ll be games and the chance to enjoy party food and the all-important cake. Themed invitations, decorations, an outfit for the birthday boy or girl and a visit to the whole museum following the party are also included. The parties are available all year around and start from £150 for ten children and ten adults. Food and party bags can be arranged separately. You can read our review of our son’s 6th birthday party at York Castle Museum in Issue 11 (New Year 2016) of the Little Vikings magazine.

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Rated by our readers – York Castle Museum won Best Attraction in the Little Vikings Awards 2016