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Family days out are priceless, but it’s not they can be pricey too. In our experience, annual memberships are really worth having: you’ll save on admission and sometimes get other benefits too. You’ll probably go more places and see more things, too, when you know that it’s covered by your membership card. Here are the

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There’s no better day than Valentine’s Day to tell you how much we loved Grandad’s Island at York Theatre Royal. This charming, heartwarming two-hander tells a story that’s lived out every day in terraced houses, flats, mansions and bungalows up and down the land and across the world: the precious relationship between a child and

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Do you have a little bookworm at home? Then you might like to know that this year’s York Literature Festival has some exciting events for children of all ages. Headlining the children’s programme is Guy Bass, whose bestselling book series follows the adventures of a mad scientist’s forgotten creation, known as Stitch Head. Ideal for ages 7+,

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Farewell January! It’s all about February fun, with lots of great events and activities coming up for families in and around York. Here are some of our highlights. Grandad’s Island at York Theatre Royal Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad. And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as

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There are lots of exciting things coming up in York in 2018, and one we’re particularly excited about is the incredible opportunity to see Tim Peake’s spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-19M, at the National Railway Museum in York from 17th January to 8th March 2018. The capsule, along with its equipped interior and char marks on its

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If you’ve got a baby, toddler or pre-schooler to entertain, why not check out these new classes that are enrolling in York right now? From storytelling to Spanish, here’s a little introduction to some exciting newcomers to the York children’s classes scene. Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium – Storytelling and more for 3 and 4 year

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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

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From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship: Awful Auntie. When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can

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Winner of Best Festival in the Little Vikings Awards once more, it’s no surprise that this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival has a programme packed with great activities for children. The Festival takes place from 12th to 18th February and there’ll be events across the city. Many are free, all are fun. This year’s festival explores

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There’s a lovely new storytelling and creative class in York for children aged 3+, and we’re delighted to tell you all about it. Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium offers inspiring classes and unique birthday parties in York with Miss Tycal, an expert with over 19 years’ experience. The York-based Emporium is an exciting, travelling centre of

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We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Little Vikings Awards 2018! A huge well done to everyone who grabbed the top spot in their category, and to all the finalists. If you’re looking for great places to go and things to do with children, the Little Vikings winners and finalists are well worth seeking

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Day trip, weekend break or holiday, York is a city that’s ideal for children. It’s full of fantastic attractions, family-friendly places to eat, family hotels and things to do for free. Here’s our 50 top things to do with kids in York. Come and see us. Dig for artefacts at DIG: An archaeological adventure Make

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Calling all Harry Potter fans! The fourth annual Harry Potter Night will be celebrated throughout the world on 1st February 2018 and at Waterstones York, they’re planning an unforgettable night themed around Fantastic Beasts. Young witches and wizards will be treated to an evening of games, quizzes and the chance to win in the fancy dress

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York Residents Festival is one of our favourite weekends of the year because it’s a chance to visit lots of York’s top spots for Yorkshire’s favourite price: free! Take the opportunity to be a tourist in your own town and visit all those places that you’ve been meaning to go to but just haven’t got

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