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LITTLE VIKINGS AWARDS 2016: THE FINALISTS!


Little Vikings Awards 2016Thanks so much to all of you who nominated your best things to do and places to go with kids. It was brilliant to hear what you love to do with your families in and around York. The quality of the nominations was incredible, which made it very tough to decide on the finalists. But we can now reveal the all-important shortlists for the Little Vikings Awards 2016. Very well done to everyone who made it through to this stage. A big pat on the back and a high five for giving a great experience to kids living in and visiting York.

Now it’s time to pick the winners, and it’s over to the public vote. Voting is open until midnight on 31st December 2015, and all you need to do is fill in our voting form. The winners will be announced in our new year issue.


RUINSATTRACTIONS

Best attraction
York Castle Museum
York Maze
York Minster
DIG: An Archaeological Adventure
Beningbrough Hall

Best chocolate experience
York Cocoa House
Goddards
York’s CHOCOLATE Story

Best gory experience
York Dungeon
York Castle Museum
Ghost Walk


Things to do in York with kidsDAYS OUT

Best day out with…an adventure playground
Beningbrough Hall
Castle Howard
York Maze

Best day out with…rides
Lightwater Valley
Flamingoland
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

Best day out with…animals
Piglets Adventure Farm Park
Monk Park Farm
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Best festival for kids
JORVIK Viking Festival
Little Feet Festival (York Theatre Royal)
Deershed Festival


swimCLASSES

Best baby/toddler swimming class
Waterbabies
Turtle tots
Puddle Ducks
York Sport (ducklings)
Mini Swimmers

Best swimming class (aged 4+)
Bootham Swim School
York Sport
Carol Saunders Swim School
Froggy Legs
Swimming with Linzi

Best active class (not swimming)
Rugbytots
Tumbletots
Heworth Gym Club
GoGet Riding
Bushbabies/Woodland Adventure Co.

Best drama class
Hoglets
PQA York
Tread the Boards
York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
Stagecoach York

Best pregnancy class
Puddle Ducks Aquanatal
Pregnancy yoga at The Stables
Turtle Tums with Paula Stewart
National Childbirth Trust
Birth Preparation Class at The Stables

Best music class
Song Box
Music at Heart
Mini Musicians
Kindermusik
PQA York

Best dance class
En Pointe
Jazzy J’s Dance Academy
Lisa Marie School of Dance
Baby Ballet
Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance


Little Vikings - things to do in York with kidsOUT & ABOUT

Best toy shop
Corky’s
Minifigs & Bricks
Fenwick

Best shoe shop for kids
Hopscotch
Watkinsons
Footloose (Pocklington)

Best hairdresser for kids
Fresh at Creepy Crawlies
Bang Hair
Kuki spa

Best rainy day destination
National Railway Museum
Rainbows Ceramics
The Web Adventure Park


birthday parties yorkBIRTHDAY PARTIES

Best birthday party provider
The Web Adventure Park
Woodland Adventure Co.
Rainbows Ceramics

Best birthday party entertainer
Magic Hatter
Adam Dove, Woodland Adventure Co.
Wonderphil


Cinema for kids - YorkENTERTAINMENT

Best cinema
City Screen
Reel
Vue

Best theatre
York Theatre Royal
Grand Opera House
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

 


Little Vikings York for kids

FOOD & DRINK

Best family-friendly breakfast
The Pig & Pastry
Brew & Brownie
Betty’s
The Star Inn the City
Bistro Guy

Best family-friendly lunch
Cosmo
Café No 8
Trinacria
The Spurriergate Centre
Jamie’s Italian

Best family-friendly dinner
Bill’s
Ambiente
Wagamama
Frankie and Benny’s
The Fox and Roman

Best family-friendly pub
The Fox and Roman
The Woodman
The Duke of York
The Golden Ball

Best ice cream
Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat
Trinacria
LICC
La Cremeria
Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

Best hot chocolate
York Cocoa House
York’s Chocolate Story
Cafe Concerto


lv_5CHILDCARE

Best nursery
Little Green Rascals (Elvington and Tadcaster Road)
Little Bugs at the Web Adventure Park
York Childcare (Scarcroft Green Nursery & Joseph’s)
The Mount Pre-School
York Montessori (Fulford and Strensall)

Best pre-school/after-school club
St Paul’s Out of School Club
Bishopthorpe Preschool Playgroup
Funfishers
Wheldrake Out of School Club
Headlands After-School Club, Haxby


Have your cake and eat itACCOMMODATION

Best family-friendly self-catering accommodation
Goosewood Holiday Park
Yew Tree Cottage, Westow
Sunset Cottages, Grimston Manor Farm

Best family-friendly B&B
Monkgate Guest House
The Fort Boutique Hostel
Carlton House, The Mount

Best family-friendly hotel
Novotel
The Grand
Premier Inn


PLEASE VOTE NOW!

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