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May half term

May half term in York? We’ve got it covered! This is your guide to the ultimate things to do in and around York as a family during the May holiday, with lots of lovely events and activities all handpicked by the Little Vikings team. Have a good one, and don’t forget to let us know

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York’s first community-led #walkcyclefestival kicks off this weekend, celebrating York’s heritage through fun, free walks and rides. There’s loads going on, from walks with monks, a spooky cycle tour, a charity bike ride around York’s historic houses and lots more. Our top recommendation for families is the community launch party in Rowntree Park on Sunday

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Go behind the scenes at the North York Moors Railway for their first Family Weekend this weekend. On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, you’ll see all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See the steam crane at Grosmont, learn about the infrastructure and bridges at Goathland, and meet the archive team

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York Festival of Ideas is a fortnight of 180 talks, workshops, events and activities that runs with plenty of things for families to get involved in. The Festival runs from June 6th to 18th, and year’s theme is The Story of Things. From Lego to zombies, acting to science, book-making to code-breaking, it’s all going

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Hagg Wood is an ancient wood just outside Dunnington, and is somewhere we’d wholeheartedly recommend for a trip with kids. We visited again today and were reminded of how beautiful it is. Here are five reasons why Hagg Wood is worth a family visit. 1. It’s absolutely stunning York isn’t short of beautiful places to

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Time for tennis! York Sport is opening its doors this weekend to budding Laura Robsons and Andy Murrays as part of the LTA Great British Tennis Weekend. On Saturday 13th May, they will be showcasing their tennis lessons for free, so why not have a go, meet the coaches and have some fun? There’s a

May half term

Head to York Museum Gardens this May half term as the Eboracum Roman Festival comes to town. There’ll be lots of fun Roman activities, including military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, birds of prey displays, a living history camp and talks by expert speakers. Children will be able to meet Roman soldiers and take part in

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The Yorkshire Arboretum is a stunning place with 120 acres of parkland, ponds and lakes just across from Castle Howard. Explore to your heart’s content in the meadows, glades and woodland. It’s the best kind of old-fashioned fun – grab a stick each and let your imagination run wild. When you’ve had enough adventuring, there’s

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Whether you’re looking forward to welcoming a new arrival or have already entered the world of sleepless nights, we’d highly recommend checking out York-based Avocado Events’ Bump & Beyond showcase in a couple of weeks’ time. It’s happening on Saturday 13th May from 2pm to 4pm in the lovely conservatory and brasserie areas of Hotel

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Do you know a certain little someone who’s only happy when they are building something and getting their hands dirty? We certainly do (our house is like a 24 hour craft workshop, with paper and scissors everywhere). Is your house full of paper-mache creations? Do you wake up each morning to the sound of a

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Just when you thought Fossgate couldn’t get any cooler, along came Cosy Club. Located in the impressive surroundings of York’s first cinema, this magnificent bar and restaurant has just opened its doors. While it looks like a great place for a date or grown-up night out, how would it fare when it comes to lunch

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Two of Yorkshire’s most exciting theatre makers have joined forces to bring the Famous Five adventures to life in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the much-loved series. They’ll take the production to literary festivals and back gardens and then to RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate this summer (including a Famous Five themed picnic party

Easter

Looking for fun things to do in or around York this Easter? Whether it’s egg trails, egg hunts, egg rolling, bonnet making or just a good old fashioned day out in York or beyond that you’re after, here’s our top pick. Let us know what you get up to, visit the Little Vikings Kids’ Zone

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Time flies when you’re looking after three kids/running a business/busy visiting various other attractions across the region, and we worked out that the last time we visited Piglets Adventure Farm was back in October half term. So we were delighted to be invited back to enjoy the Easter Eggstravaganza, Piglets’ bumper Easter family day out,

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We’re big fans of Holgate Windmill, and we love the idea of the new monthly activity sessions for 4 to 7 year olds. Mini Millers will run on the third Saturday of every month from May to October, 10am to 11am. They’ll learn about and explore the windmill through crafts, activities and plenty of fun.

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