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Summer Holidays

If you enjoy cosying up in Thor’s Tipi during the winter months, we’ve got great news: Thor’s Tipi is back from July with a summer vibe! The bar celebrates Sol Ast, meaning ‘sun love’ in Old Norse, and you’ll find it in Dean’s Park behind York Minster. There’ll be two linked canvases, a large outdoor

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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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If you’re looking for a real family adventure this summer, why not explore the east coast by hopping on a Virgin Train? Now’s a great time to travel as Virgin Trains have just launched a fantastic summer family promotion* on its East Coast route, offering 50% off family travel on selected routes between August 7

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If your children’s endless questions drive you slightly crazy, a word of warning: it’s going to get a lot worse if you take them to West End Magic. Since we saw our first West End Magic show at the Great Yorkshire Fringe a couple of years ago, our seven year old considers it an essential

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A trip to Rainbows Ceramics to paint a pot or two is always a hit with our kids, so we were excited to hear they they’re running fun activities throughout the summer, starting on July 17th. Booking’s required, so be quick if you’re interested. Here’s what’s happening: Mondays: Bubble painting bowl (10.30am – 11.30am; age

Summer Holidays

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

Summer Holidays

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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Jelly wobbler. Smartie polisher. We visited York’s Chocolate Story today and now our 6 year-old has a new wishlist of future career options (ideally with all-inclusive dental care too). Although I’ve visited before, it was his first visit to this popular York attraction. He’s a massive chocolate fan – who isn’t? – but as it’s

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Enormous. Massive. Huuuuuuge. Our toddler had the perfect opportunity to try out all her new words for ‘big’ today during our visit to No.88 Walmgate, the new restaurant at the lovely Hotel Indigo on Walmgate. We’d been invited along to try out the 88 Freakshake, an incredible pudding that has to be seen – and

Summer Holidays

A trip to York Maze is as much part of the York summer scene as red boats cruising along the Ouse and queues of tourists snaking around the windows of Bettys. It’s only open for a few weeks – during the summer holidays and for a week at October half term – so you’ve got

Summer Holidays

Looking for some family fun in York this bank holiday? Well what could be more entertaining than watching fifty teams hurtle down Micklegate in home made soapbox carts towards (but hopefully not into) the Ouse?! There are lots of local teams, so head over and lend your support for this unique event. There’ll be street

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