This Easter, the Little Mermaid is swimming to York Theatre Royal from 4th to 7th April 2018. This is a show with a difference: beneath the waves is a world of gender fluidity and fluctuating identities. While the Little Mermaid longs to rise and glimpse the world of man, the Prince longs to escape the
We’re just back from a weekend in sunny Scarborough. Of all the highlights – including the fact that it really was sunny – the one that the kids enjoyed most was our first visit to the Alpamare Waterpark.The two youngest (3 and 5) loved the warm pool with wave machine and the water play area,
There’s a lot to love about February half term, but the weather can be pretty unpredictable. Here’s one solution to the cold rainy day/bored kids conundrum: an Energi family pass. Trampolining is a great way to burn off some, erm, energy and it’s fun for kids and adults alike. This half term, Energi Trampoline Park
If you’ve not yet visited the new Everyman York – housed in the gorgeously refurbished Odeon cinema building on Blossom Street – you really should treat yourself. We went along on Valentine’s Day – I’m pleased to report that romance isn’t dead even after a decade of marriage – and had a really lovely time.
We’ve teamed up with one of York’s best independent restaurants to offer one lucky person the chance to win the perfect Sunday! Newly crowned winner of the Best Sunday Lunch Little Vikings Award 2018, The Rattle Owl has just opened its fabulous new private dining room and lounge. It’s a lovely space that’s perfect for
‘I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet. They sent me an elephant. He was too….’. If you’ve got young children, you can probably finish that sentence and recite the rest of the ‘Dear Zoo’ lift-the-flap book off by heart. Children love it, and parents too, so we’re really excited about the arrival
Brodsworth Hall is a lovely place to visit with children at any time of year, but it’s especially magical at Christmas when you can visit after dark. The popular Enchanted Brodsworth event is back again this year, and will be a twinkly winter wonderland with optional visits to Father Christmas, too. It’s under an hour
Father Christmas has had to make an emergency landing on the rooftops. He can’t fit down the chimney so you’ll have to climb the stairs at Treasurer’s House to find him in the attic, where he’ll be waiting with presents and stories! Find Father Christmas in the attic on weekends from 2nd to 17th December.
This year’s spectacular Grand Opera House pantomime is the well-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast, starring Strictly favourite Debbie McGee, Blue’s Antony Costa and other stars of stage and screen. It promises adventures, comedy, music, glittering costumes, dazzling special effects and plenty of surprises. Win a family ticket! We’ve teamed up with our friends
Great festive news: Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is coming back this year, and it’s bigger than ever. This fantastic ice rink and attraction, based at York Designer Outlet, returns with its largest outdoor ice rink – the Ice Factor – an alpine skate hire chalet with rinkside views and a stunning new Polar Express themed grotto
There’s a new experience coming to York this Christmas, and we couldn’t be more excited. For Christmas at York Museum Gardens, one of York’s most stunning locations will be transformed to create a fantastic enchanted trail with light installations and illuminations, all brought to us by the team behind Thor’s Tipi and Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland.
Bows and arrows at the ready! Boyzone’s Shane Lynch is teaming up with stars from Corrie, Eastenders and pop for a spectacular family pantomime at York Barbican this year. Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood promises a fabulous live band, stunning sets and costumes in an entertaining, action-packed festive show that’s not to
It’s hard to think of a more fitting place to celebrate Halloween than the gothic surroundings of Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Dracula author Bram Stoker. The abbey itself will be bathed in light, which promises to be a stunning sight. Costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with tales of grave-robbing
There’s loads for the whole family to look forward to at this year’s Castle Howard Proms, and it’s not just the incredible live music. We’re talking a spitfire flyover, firework display and even – new for this year – an amazing laser show over the Great Lake! Brit Award-winners Blake and best-selling soprano Joanna Forest
Don’t wait for the pantomime for your next trip to the theatre: Robin Hood and his merry men (not forgetting the fabulous Maid Marian) are rocking up at York Theatre Royal this summer, and it would be criminal to miss them. This swashbuckling summer show promises to bring this classic family-pleasing tale to life with
Anyone whose child is going through a growth spurt can relate to the tale of the ever-ravenous Very Hungry Caterpillar. The classic tale from Eric Carle has been charming kids since it was first published in 1969, and now it’s coming to the stage and will be crawling towards York’s Grand Opera House this summer
To celebrate the start of the York Easter Family Festival (Good Friday to Easter Monday in Parliament Street) and the second year of us hosting the Little Vikings Activity Zone, with loads of free family fun from some great activity providers, we’re launching a great competition. This summer, the Great Yorkshire Fringe will be back