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‘We’re family friendly’ – The Little Vikings window campaign for York (and how to be part of it)

For the best part of a decade, our mission has been to connect families to the very best things to do in and around York, pointing them in the direction of the places where they’ll be warmly welcomed and have a positive experience. We make those connections through our school holiday guides, annual Family Guide to York, website, Little Vikings Awards and social media, reaching thousands of parents online and in print.

The Little Vikings ‘We’re family-friendly’ window sticker scheme is an important part of our quest, helping businesses shout about their family-friendly credentials to passing parents in York. We’ve just relaunched it, and we’d love to see the stickers in as many windows and doors as possible, encouraging families to try restaurants, cafes, shops and other places that they might think aren’t for them. While it’s easy to go for the safe, tried and tested option of a national chain where you know there’ll be a highchair and baby changing for example, we’d love families to try more of York’s independent businesses as they’re often very well set up too. Our sticker instantly says to parents ‘Come in! And bring your kids’.

Proudly family-friendly places in York

It’s wonderful to see the stickers popping up across the city. Here are some of the businesses that are displaying their stickers loud and proud, and/or have joined the Little Vikings Club for family-friendly businesses in York:

  1. York Theatre Royal
  2. Get Cycling CIC
  3. Winstons of York
  4. The Laughing Llama Cafe
  5. The Hole in Wand
  6. The Potions Cauldron
  7. Ambiente Tapas Fossgate
  8. Ambiente Tapas Goodramgate
  9. Tabanco
  10. Wunderplay Toys
  11. La Bottega
  12. Hungate Reading Cafe
  13. The Cafe at No.12
  14. The Little Green Weigh
  15. – The Balloon Tree
  16. – The Deathly Dark Tours
  17. The Belfry
  18. – Fancy Dance York
  19. – Bedern Hall
  20. – York Castle Museum
  21. – York Art Gallery
  22. – The Yorkshire Museum
  23. – Sewerby Hall and Gardens
  24. – JORVIK Viking Centre
  25. – JORVIK DIG
  26. – Middletons York
  27. – York Army Museum
  28. – All Saints North Street
  29. – First Bus York

If you run a business and would like to let families know that they’re welcome, just drop us an email (hello@little-vikings.co.uk) or DM us through any of our social media channels and we’ll get one to you and add you to our list. No catch, no charge: we’d love you to be part of our journey to champion York as the most family-friendly city in the UK.

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