Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists!

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We are delighted to announce the shortlists in this year’s Little Vikings Awards. It’s the only awards scheme that rewards the best of York for kids, proudly sponsored by Dalby Forest. We had more nominations than ever before, so a huge well done to everyone who’s made it this far. Now it’s over to you, our lovely readers, to cast your votes and decide this year’s winners. What are you waiting for? Winners will be announced in the New Year!

VOTE NOW!

Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little Vikings




SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD


  • Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsYoung Friends of Rowntree Park ‘An amazing array of engaging activities, run by dedicated volunteers’
  • Alison Goodwin, Stables Yoga  ‘Postnatal yoga was so important to me in the early months. Alison made me feel like I was doing a good job and everything was ok. She has been a huge support to my family and all other families who take her class.’
  • Emma Hill, Wild Things Forest School ‘I’ve seen first hand how children are transformed in the forest school setting at Millthorpe, they have space to explore, experiment and just ‘be’. Emma has created such an amazing space there that the children and adults gain so much from.’
  • Kerry Whitfield from Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance ‘For literally never stopping, just to ensure everything runs smoothly for her students and parents’

ATTRACTIONS & EXPERIENCES: SPONSORED BY EN POINTE DANCE SCHOOL


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest attraction

  • York Castle Museum
  • Piglets Adventure Farm
  • Castle Howard
  • York Minster

Best chocolate experience

  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • Goddards
  • York Cocoa House
  • Hot chocolate at Wild Things Forest School

Best gory experience

  • York Dungeon
  • The Bloody Tour of York
  • Hallowscream at York Maze
  • Trick or Treat Tour – York’s Chocolate Story

Best Christmas experience (including Santa’s grotto)

  • Castle Howard
  • York Castle Museum
  • Piglets Adventure Farm
  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • Museum of Farming, Murton Park

DAYS OUT – SPONSORED BY YORKSHIRE ROSE ACADEMY OF DANCE


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest day out with…an adventure playground

  • Castle Howard
  • Beningbrough Hall
  • William’s Den
  • Fountains Abbey

Best day out with…animals

  • Askham Bryan Wildlife Park
  • Beetle Bank Farm
  • Piglets Adventure Farm
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Best festival for kids

  • Eboracum Roman Festival
  • Deer Shed Festival
  • JORVIK Viking Festival
  • York Balloon Fiesta

Best rainy day destination

  • National Railway Museum
  • York Castle Museum
  • The Web Adventure Park/Creepy Crawlies
  • Rainbows Ceramics

Best day out with…rides

  • Flamingo Land
  • Piglets Adventure Farm
  • Lightwater Valley

CLASSES – SPONSORED BY RAINBOWS CERAMICS


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest baby/toddler swimming class

  • York Sport
  • Puddle Ducks
  • Waterbabies
  • Turtle Tots

Best swimming class (aged 4+)

  • York Sport
  • Brightwater Swim School
  • Froggy Legs
  • Carol Saunders

Best active class (not swimming)

  • Wild Things Forest School
  • Rugbytots
  • Rhythm Time
  • Train Taekwondo

Best drama class

  • PQA York
  • Hoglets
  • York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
  • En Pointe Dance School

Best pregnancy class

  • Pregnancy yoga at The Stables
  • Pregnancy yoga with Susan Bradley/Yoga for Modern Life
  • Aquanatal with Puddle Ducks
  • Hypnobirthing with Susan Bradley/Yoga for Modern Life

Best music class

  • My Baby Can Dance
  • Music at Heart
  • Rhythm Time
  • Sing and Sign

Best dance class

  • Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance
  • En Pointe Dance School
  • Katie Ventress School of Dance
  • Spotlight Dance

Best creative class 

  • Kidslingo York
  • Lingotot York
  • Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium
  • Reading Fairy

Best STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) class for kids

  • Technology in Play
  • Ingenues
  • Magical Maths
  • Whizz Bang Science

Best holiday club or workshop

  • PQA York
  • Total Sports
  • All Star Football Academy
  • Technology in Play

OUT & ABOUT – SPONSORED BY LNER


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest shop for families

  • Jojo Maman Bebe
  • Cycle Heaven
  • Waterstones
  • John Lewis

Best shoe shop for kids

  • Hopscotch
  • Watkinsons
  • Clark’s
  • Footloose (Pocklington)

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – SPONSORED BY YORK SPORT


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest birthday party provider

  • Energi Trampoline Park
  • Woodland Adventure Co.
  • Rainbows Ceramics
  • Creepy Crawlies
  • Piglets Adventure Farm

Best birthday party entertainer

  • Whizz Bang Science
  • The Magic Hatter
  • Josh Benson, JB Entertainment
  • Angela at Bish Bash Pot

ENTERTAINMENT – SPONSORED BY RHYTHM TIME YORK


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest cinema

  • Everyman York
  • City Screen
  • Vue

Best theatre

  • York Theatre Royal
  • Grand Opera House
  • Joseph Rowntree Theatre

FOOD & DRINK


Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest family-friendly breakfast

  • The Pig & Pastry
  • Cut & Chase
  • The Balloon Tree
  • Cosy Club

Best family-friendly lunch

  • Trinacria
  • Bruks
  • Cut & Chase
  • Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Best family-friendly dinner

  • Pizza Express
  • Bistro Guy
  • Wagamama
  • Panda Mami

Best Sunday roast

  • The Rattle Owl
  • The Woodman, Bishopthorpe
  • Cut & Chase
  • The Balloon Tree

Best ice cream

  • Trinacria
  • LICC
  • Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato
  • Two Hoots ice cream boat

Best hot chocolate

  • Wild Things Family Forest School
  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • York Cocoa House
  • Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Best date night destination

  • Skosh
  • Rustique
  • Ambiente
  • The Star Inn the City

CHILDCARE – SPONSORED BY MY BABY CAN DANCE


Best nurseryLittle Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little Vikings

  • Happy Jays
  • Little Green Rascals
  • York Childcare Nurseries
  • Muddy Boots

ACCOMMODATION

Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists! Little VikingsBest family-friendly self-catering accommodation (including camping and glamping)

  • 109 Nunnery Lane
  • The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
  • Swinton Bivouac
  • Jollydays Glamping

Best family-friendly hotel or B&B

  • The Carlton
  • The Grand Hotel & Spa
  • Novotel York
  • Premier Inn York

VOTE NOW!


 

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