There’s loads of fun stuff going on in and around York for kids this weekend and beyond, and as always we’ve handpicked the best of it for you. Don’t forget to check out our handy summer holiday guide for even more ideas to keep your family occupied this week and right up until the start of term.
Lots of free fun by the riverbank with York’s Arts Barge project. It runs from Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st July at the Tower Gardens in York (opposite Clifford’s Tower). You’ll find more details here.
Children’s author Andrew Sanders will be reading from his lovely picture book, I Have an Orange Juicy Drink. Saturday 30th July from 1pm to 3pm at Waterstones York – free. More details here
It’s The Princess Bride at City Screen Kids’ Club this weekend. Saturday 30th July – City Screen, York – film starts 11.15am – £1.50 per ticket. Also showing over the weekend: Finding Dory and The BFG. More details here.
Head out on the trail of this fire-breathing beast at this lovely National Trust property in the Howardian Hills. Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. More details here.
Celebrate Bishy Road’s win as GB High Street of the Year 2016 by heading across to The Winning Post on Bishopthorpe Road on Sunday 31st July from 12 noon until late for the summer party. There’ll be food, drink, the Bishy Bake-off, stalls and fun stuff for kids. More details here.
A weekend of family fun is planned for York Knavesmire this weekend. Buy online to avoid higher prices on the gate. Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, York Knavesmire. More details here.
Head to the Great Yorkshire Fringe’s White Rose Rotunda on Parliament Street to enjoy a variety of fun kids’ activities. Monday 1st August, Parliament Street, 11am, £20 family of four. More details here.
Celebrate all that’s great about God’s Own Country at one of York’s best attractions, with round bale racing, Yorkshire pud eating and Yorkshire pud throwing (what a waste!). Monday 1st August, 10am to 6.30pm More details here
There’s a fab programme of summer craft activities at York Minster, with a different craft each Wednesday. Drop in and get creative. You’ll find all the details below, and we’ll be bringing you them throughout the summer. This Wednesday (3rd August), create a sparkling suncatcher. More details here.
This fun bee-themed event is a way for children to learn about bees and butterflies. Wednesday 3rd August, 12 noon to 3pm, Rawcliffe Country Park. Booking essential. More details here.
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