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Being a parent can be blooming hard work, especially during the summer holidays when it can be one long struggle to juggle. You deserve a night off, and this summer the hottest tickets in town are for Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean theatre, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, just next to Clifford’s Tower which opens next week. Book

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Even the most boring sandwich tastes amazing when it’s eaten in the sunshine. There’s a lot to love about picnics – the kids can run about, the grass can deal with the crumbs and it’s cheaper (and less stressful) than piling into a restaurant or cafe. Here are some lovely places to picnic in and

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Whizz, bang, pop! Science is now officially cool, and nothing pleases kids more than an exciting experiment or two. So it’s great news that Fun Science is coming to York, bringing its sciencey fun to birthday parties, holiday clubs and after-school clubs. The birthday parties sound particularly fun: choose your theme from Sweets and Surprises,

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Dads are awesome, but they’re also notoriously difficult to buy for. So how’s this for a Father’s Day idea: a tour of some of Yorkshire’s craft breweries with Brewtown Brewery Tours? As you might know, we like to try out the things we recommend to you, so with that in mind we sent Mr Viking

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The dads we know would settle for a lie-in and a slap-up breakfast to celebrate their awesomeness on Father’s Day, but if you feel like heading out, take a look at some of the fun things going on in and around York. (Just fancy a meal? Take a look at our Food & Drink picks. In

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If there’s one thing guaranteed to get our children to put their shoes on at lightning speed, it’s the prospect of afternoon tea. They’re suckers for a scone and crazy for a cucumber sandwich, so there was no way they’d let me pass up the invitation for us to go along and try afternoon tea

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There aren’t many places that we’d brave the A64 for on the hottest day of the year, but Falling Foss near Whitby is one of them. If you’re looking for a really pretty walk that isn’t too taxing for younger children (and has the prospect of caffeine en route), then look no further. Here are

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It’s party time! Watch out for the bunting – Bishy Road is back with one of its legendary street parties this summer. Head to the award-winning high street on Sunday 17th June from 10.30am to 6pm for live music, great food, children’s sports and activities and much more. There’s also a Father’s Day ‘R U

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We love to bring you news of great things to do in York with your children that won’t break the bank, so we’re particularly excited to let you know about the new activities lined up by The Minster School for parents and carers of under fours. On Thursday afternoons, enjoy Stay & Play: take your toddler along

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If your kids love getting muddy like ours, then the perfect event is coming to York this September. Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy Kids is heading to the Knavesmire and promises to be a really fun way to raise money for the amazing Cancer Research charity. It’s a brilliant muddy obstacle course just for little ones.

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If the thought of taking your children for afternoon tea fills you with dread – the noise! the crumbs!  – consider this: a child is never quieter than in the presence of cake. So imagine just how compliant they are when they’re faced with three tiers of baked goodies! We’re big fans of taking children

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Once upon a time, three little vikings (and their willing parents) were invited across to Pizza Express in Leeds for a story writing workshop to mark everyone’s dressing-up extravaganza, World Book Day. Pizza being our favourite family food, and reading being our favourite pastime, this was one opportunity we were not going to pass up.

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Last week, the eight-year-old and I travelled back 150 million years to visit Yorkshire in the time when dinosaurs roamed our county. This major new exhibition at The Yorkshire Museum, opened by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, lets visitors explore this extraordinary period through hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and stunning displays. We began by picking

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