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If there’s one thing to avoid during the long summer holidays, it’s the kids bouncing off the walls. Let them bounce to their heart’s content at Energi Trampoline Park instead where there are some fantastic deals. There’s loads to entice you in, including Energi’s first Summer Unlimited Pass for £49.95 – bounce as much as

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Did someone say kids eat free?! We love eating out with our children, but it can get expensive, especially during the holidays. Luckily there are some great meal deals for families in York over the summer, and we’ve put together our pick of the best. Bon appetit! Kids Dine Free at The Rise Restaurant, Terrace

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It’s a Famous Five summer at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate, with events and activities to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first Famous Five book, Five on a Treasure Island. Activities include: Daily trail – Help the Famous Five find Uncle Quentin who has gone missing on a horticultural research mission! Story writing workshops

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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

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From Shark in the Park to Foggy Foggy Forest, One Mole Digging a Hole and Never Use a Knife And Fork, many of our best-loved family reads are illustrated, and often written, by legendary children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt. So when we found out he’d be opening his new Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition at Nunnington

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As the barometer of all things family-related in York, It’s our duty – and our absolute pleasure – to check out new eateries in the city to see how they fare for customers with kids in tow. So when we were invited to visit Gusto, the new Italian-inspired restaurant in the old Mulberry Hall building,

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This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is celebrating its 40th anniversary with A Weekend of Wonderful Things. From 14th to 16th July 2017, from dawn until dusk, encounter everything that is wonderful about Yorkhire Sculpture Park with a range of special events and experiences. Enjoy art from all angles with space to breathe in the Park’s

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The National Railway Museum is hosting a day packed with special activities on Sunday 9th July, with lots of great activities for children. Build up your science and engineering know-how, make crafty things to take home and discover more about the amazing objects on display. Here’s just some of the great activities you’ve got to

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The annual Explore York Summer Reading Challenge has become as much a part of the summer holidays for many York parents as eating too much ice cream from the ice cream boats and spending too much time in traffic on the A64 (should have taken the back roads!). The idea is to keep kids reading

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September might seem a long way off, but it’ll be here before we know it and we didn’t want you to miss out on the chance to encounter children’s author Lauren Child of Charlie & Lola fame at this year’s Ryedale Book Festival. Head across on Saturday 23rd September to hear the new children’s laureate

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We’ve been huge supporters of the Great Yorkshire Fringe since its launch two years ago because fantastic family shows have been central to the festival from the start. This year is no different, with some cracking entertainment for families with children of all ages. Here’s our pick of the best. Tickets are on sale now,

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Baby signing is hugely popular, so we’re really excited to introduce Sing and Sign York. Classes run at Acomb Methodist Church and York Explore Library (the central library on Museum Street) with Anna, who first tried signing with her baby daughter and fell in love with it. Little ones from 6 weeks to 30 months

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We love Instagram for sharing pictures of great things about York, and the stuff we get up to with our own family, but it’s been brilliant for discovering new places too. Last weekend we visited Goose in Harrogate, somewhere that had come to our attention through their lovely Instagram pics. We loved what we saw,

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To celebrate The Great Get Together, inspired by MP Jo Cox, Brodsworth Hall & Gardens near Doncaster is opening its gates for free this Saturday 17th June. Pack a picnic and enjoy everything this English Heritage house and gardens have to offer. Spearheaded by Jo’s family and friends, this unique series of events is all

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