Coronavirus: York Business Updates (closures and changes)

For the time being, life is going to change for us all. Some of the places we’re used to going, the classes we take our kids to and many of the things we were looking forward to are closing their doors for now, or are going to start operating their businesses differently so that they can survive these tricky times. Our hearts go out to each and every business affected.

Here is a summary of the family-friendly businesses in and around York that are changing the way that they do things for the time being. We will keep updating the list until things go back to normal, so do check back and let us know of any updates you are aware of. In. the meantime, please do continue to support local businesses in any way that you can so that they make it through to the other side.

Children’s classes

The children’s classes have had to adapt to the new situation, but they’ve done an amazing job with many of them going online. Take a look at these brilliant ways to keep your kids occupied.

Story Craft Theatre 1 York

Story Craft Theatre

Crafty Tales from Story Craft Theatre continues online soon. Follow Story Craft Theatre on Facebook for the latest

diddi dance York

diddi Dance York

diddi dance York has gone online! Follow diddi dance York on Facebook for more online course details.

York Suzuki music classes

York Suzuki Early Childhood

York Suzuki Early Music classes are now online. Visit the York Suzuki Facebook page.

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Keep your eye on the YRAD Facebook page for details of online content.

Lingotot York

Lingotot York

Lingtot York are working on their online content to keep kids learning languages during this time. Keep an eye on the Lingotot York Facebook page.

My Baby Can Dance York - Dance classes York

My Baby Can Dance York

Keep an eye out for online content. Follow the My Baby Can Dance York Facebook page for updates on online classes

Turtle Tots swimming york

Turtle Tots York

Classes are suspended. Live video streaming offered on the national Turtle Tots page. Follow the Turtle Tots York Facebook page for more details.

Pregnancy yoga York

Yoga for Modern Life

Pregnancy and other yoga classes are now being held live via online platform, Zoom. Visit the Yoga For Modern Life Facebook page for more details.

Rhythm Time York

Rhythm Time York

Enrolled customers can continue their Rhythm Time classes at home. Follow the Rhythm Time York Facebook page for more info.

Phonics Stars York

Phonics Stars York

Classes are suspended for now but will continue online. Follow the Phonics Stars York Facebook page for more info.

Brightwater Swim School York St Peters The Mount

Brightwater Swim School

All classes suspended with immediate effect. Follow the Brightwater Swim School Facebook page for more info.

York ARTventurers

ARTventurers York

Classes are postponed until further notice. Follow the Facebook page for the latest news.

Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes York

Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes

All Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes classes are cancelled until further notice. Visit their Facebook page for news

Zoo Skate Park closed

Zoo Skate Park

The Zoo Skate Park is closed until further notice. Follow their Facebook page for further updates.

Pass the Party York

Pass the Party York

Eco-friendly provider of partyware, Pass the Party are suspending their party box hire for now. Follow Pass the Party on Facebook


The following events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge 2020
  • Piglets Easter Eggstravaganza
  • York Literature Festival 2020
  • Living North
  • York Open Studios 2020
  • Springtime Live 2020

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