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February Half Term

After a whopping £500,000 refurbishment, the brand new Lagoon of Light at Hull’s fantastic aquarium, The Deep, is set to be revealed just in time for February half term. The new display is now home to hundreds of brightly coloured fish and juvenile zebra sharks who were born and bred at The Deep. Boasting amazing

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We owe CBeebies star Justin Fletcher a huge thank you for the hours he’s entertained our three kids over the years through his Mr Tumble shows and, more recently, Justin’s House. Our younger ones love it, while the eldest pretends not to but always laughs along to it when it’s on. They’ll all jump at

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Babe, the much loved sheep-pig, is coming to the West Yorkshire Playhouse this February. Adapted from the beloved Dick King-Smith children’s book, which inspired the Oscar-winning film Babe, the show promises stunning puppetry, an original musical score and a charming ‘baa-ber sheep’ quartet. Babe, and the other residents of Hogget’s Farm, will trot into West

February Half Term

You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to find out whether the JORVIK Viking Festival has won ‘Best Festival in York for Kids’ in the Little Vikings Awards, but in the meantime we’ve got the lowdown on what families can look forward to at this year’s festival (20th to 26th February 2017). There’s loads

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The lovely Beningbrough Hall is opening its doors to York residents this York Residents’ Weekend, and you’ll even have the chance to get your hands dirty and polish a little bit of the wooden floor as part of the essential winter clean. And you thought spring cleaning your own house was a bit of an

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Award-winning children’s book illustrator Nick Sharratt is a bit of a legend in our house because he’s drawn the pictures in lots of our favourites books. From Shark in the Park to You Choose, Tracy Beaker, The Foggy Foggy Forest and One Mole Digging a Hole, your kids are bound to have laughed along to

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent the last few days in a fog of food, drink and presents which has left your house a tip and the kids climbing the walls. If ever there was a time to get outside, it’s now! Visit Ryedale has launched a collection of 20 walks, with digital walking

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Kids climbing the walls? You need some fresh Yorkshire air! That funny time between Christmas and New Year – that someone has rather annoyingly named Twixmas – calls for a bit of outdoor time to offset all that festive telly time, and Castle Howard is a good option. It’s closer than you think (well, the

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What with one thing and another – I’ll spare you the list; you don’t need us bringing you down – 2016 has been a funny old year, with plenty to worry about. And one thing we added to our worry list this summer was the York Theatre Royal pantomime. Berwick Kaler, panto dame extraordinaire, writer

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Looking for something to do in York this weekend with your kids? Here’s some inspiration (and if you sign up to our weekly digital newsletter – through our Facebook page or website homepage – you’ll get this straight to your inbox each week!). It’s Family Weekend at York Christmas Festival, with some fun goings-on in

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York’s feeling truly festive now, with beautiful twinkly lights and sparkling decorations galore. If you’ve not ventured in yet with your kids, this weekend’s a good time as there’s loads going on for them to enjoy. The York’s Chocolate Story grotto kicks off on Saturday: visit Father Christmas in his cosy wooden grotto in the

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A weekend of amazing ice sculptures dotted around our lovely city?  We’re in! Yes, the fantastic York Ice Trail is back this weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December), bigger and better than ever. See if you can spot all 35 glistening creations, from a glittering Marilyn Monroe to a Nutcracker. Take a selfie as

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Put on your Santa suits and snowy white beards and dash, skip, hop or simply stroll around Allerthorpe Lakeland Park’s beautiful lakes and woodland to raise money for the amazing St Leonard’s Hospice on Sunday 4th December. Suitable for pretty much anyone, choose from a 1.5km or 3km Santa dash. Not keen on asking your

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It’s been a cracking year for Micklegate, with the opening of some lovely new places to eat and drink, not to mention the Soapbox Challenge. And what better way to celebrate than an evening of Christmas fun? Head to one of York’s best streets on Monday 19th December from 5pm to 8pm to enjoy: A

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Our littlest viking turned two today – happy birthday to her! – and our eldest’s birthday is just before Christmas. So we know how hard it is to get people to focus on birthdays when they’re thinking about witches and wizards or Father Christmas and Rudolph. Kids have birthdays all year round, and our handy

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