Little Vikings Awards 2016: The Best of York for Kids! Nominate now!


We’re delighted to announce the first ever Little Vikings Awards! Our new annual awards programme will reward and recognise the very best of York for kids. It’s our way of saying thank you to the businesses that go out of their way to welcome children in York, and it’ll make life easier for families too: a Little Vikings Award-winner is worth seeking out.
Here’s how the awards will work. We’ve handpicked categories covering the key aspects of York for kids and we’d like you to nominate your favourites in as many categories as you’d like. Businesses must be within around 30 minutes’ drive from York. These are the categories:
Best attraction
Best chocolate experience
Best gory experience
Classes for kids
Best baby/toddler swimming class
Best swimming class (aged 4+)
Best active class (not swimming)
Best drama class
Best dance class
Best pregnancy class
Best music class
Days Out
Best day out with…. an adventure playground
Best day out with… rides
Best day out with… animals
Best festival for kids
Out & about
Best toy shop
Best shoe shop for kids
Best hairdresser for kids
Best rainy day destination
Birthday parties
Best birthday party provider
Best birthday party entertainer
Best cinema
Best theatre
Best family-friendly self-catering accommodation
Best family-friendly B&B
Best family-friendly hotel
Food & Drink
Best family-friendly breakfast
Best family-friendly lunch
Best family-friendly dinner
Best family-friendly pub
Best ice cream
Best hot chocolate
Best nursery
Best preschool/after-school club

To nominate, you can:

  • Fill in the nomination form on our website
  • Send us an email (awards@littlevikingsuk)
  • Tweet us (@LittleVikingsUK)
  • Send us a message via Facebook
  • Fill in a form at the VisitYork Information Centre (Visit York is kindly supporting the awards)
  • Fill in a form at our kids’ zone at the York Food & Drink Festival

Once the nominations are in – you’ve got until 15th October 2015 – we’ll put together our shortlists. These will be announced in our Christmas issue, and then you’ll have until the end of 2015 to vote for your favourites from the finalists. The winners will be announced in our new year issue. It’s your chance to reward those places in York that go the extra mile for your kids: nominate them now!

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