Little Vikings Awards 2020: The Finalists!

We are absolutely delighted to announce the shortlists for this year’s Little Vikings Awards, sponsored by Bootham School. All finalists have been chosen from the nominations that you have made, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the thousands of you who took the time to nominate. It’s over to you again now to decide on our lucky winners! You can vote in as many or as few categories as you like. And keep an eye out for the all-important winners’ announcement in the New Year. 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Nominate any person, place or organisation that you think deserves special recognition for the work they do for or with families in York

Ellie Cawdell – Puddleducks York, Hull and Yorkshire. ‘Ellie is a wonderful person who works tirelessly to promote the importance of water safely for babies and toddlers. Ellie contributed significantly to the New Earswick community swimming school committee and her work and involvement helped with the successful outcome’.

Tricia Goodall from Tricia’s Day Nursery ‘I am nominating our amazing childminder, Tricia. she is not only a child-minder looking after our children and covering long hours but she is a school governor, runs a phonics group, has 2 of her own small children and on top of this is also a surrogate mum’

Little Green Rascals Minster Yard ‘Amazing support for my premature babies who have needed special attention. The staff are so caring and supportive. The boys absolutely love going to nursery’ 

BEST ATTRACTIONS – SPONSORED BY EN POINTE DANCE SCHOOL

Best family attraction in York

York Castle Museum

Castle Howard

Beningbrough Hall

Piglets Adventure Farm

National Railway Museum

Best family attraction (Yorkshire Coast)

The Deep

Whitby Abbey

Alpamare Scarborough

Sea Life Scarborough

Best family attraction (Yorkshire Dales)

Bolton Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Brimham Rocks

Forbidden Corner

Best family attraction (Yorkshire Dales)

Bolton Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Brimham Rocks

Forbidden Corner

Best family attraction (North York Moors)

Dalby Forest

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Falling Foss Tea Garden

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Best chocolate experience

York’s Chocolate Story

Hot chocolate at Wild Things Forest School

Goddards House and Gardens

Best gory experience

The York Dungeon

The Bloody Tour of York

York’s Chocolate Story Trick or Treat Trek

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTIES – SPONSORED BY WILLIAM’S DEN

Best birthday party provider

The Woodland Adventure Co.

Energi Trampoline Park

Rainbows Ceramics

Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Best birthday party entertainer

Minifigs & Bricks

Angela at Bish Bash Pot

Josh Benson, JB Entertainment

Cassie & Janet, Story Craft Theatre 

BEST DAYS OUT – SPONSORED BY QUEEN ETHELBURGA’S

Best day out…with an adventure playground

William’s Den

Castle Howard

The Web Adventure Park/Creepy Crawlies

Stockeld Park

Best day out…with rides

Flamingo Land

Lightwater Valley

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

Best day out…with animals

Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Beetle Bank Farm

Best festival for kids

Deer Shed

York Balloon Fiesta

JORVIK Viking Festival

Best rainy day destination

National Railway Museum

York Castle Museum

Rainbows Ceramics

The Web Adventure Park

Best Christmas experience (including Santa’s grotto)

Santa’s Sleigh Ride at Piglets Adventure Farm

Christmas at Castle Howard

Santa Cruise with City Cruises York

ENTERTAINMENT – SPONSORED BY FANCY HANKS BAR AND KITCHEN

Best cinema

City Screen

Everyman York

Vue

Best theatre

York Theatre Royal

Grand Opera House

Joseph Rowntree Theatre 

BEST PLACES TO STAY – SPONSORED BY FOOTLOOSE SHOES

Best family-friendly accommodation 

109 Nunnery Lane

Novotel York

Middletons 

Best family-friendly camping and glamping

Humble Bee Farm

Jollydays Glamping

The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

BEST PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK – SPONSORED BY THE MOUNT SCHOOL

Best family-friendly breakfast

The Pig & Pastry

The Balloon Tree

Bill’s

Brew & Brownie

Best family-friendly lunch

Trinacria

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

The Pig & Pastry

York Theatre Royal

Best family-friendly Sunday roast

The Rattle Owl

Kennedy’s

The Winning Post

The Balloon Tree

Best place for ice cream

Trinacria

Roberto’s

LICC

The (N)ice Cream Company

Best date night destination

Skosh

Roots

Mr P’s Curious Tavern

Everyman York

CHILDCARE – SPONSORED BY DIDI RUGBY YORK

Best nursery

Little Green Rascals

York Childcare nurseries

Muddy Boots 

BEST CLASSES FOR KIDS – SPONSORED BY WILD THINGS FOREST SCHOOL

Best baby/toddler swimming class

Puddle Ducks

Turtle Tots

York Sport

Water Babies

Best swimming class (aged 4+)

York Sport

York Swimming Academy

Carol Magson Swim School

Best active class (not swimming)

Young Spartans Children’s Self-Defence

Rugbytots

Wild Things Forest School

Hoglets 

Best drama class

PQA York

Hoglets

York Theatre Royal

Story Craft Theatre

Best holiday club

Technology in Play

Total Sports

Camp Xplode

York Sport Multi- Activity Camps

Best dance class

My Baby Can Dance

En Pointe

Jazzy J’s Dance Academy

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Best pregnancy class

Hypnobirthing with Yoga for Modern Life

Pregnancy yoga at Stables Yoga

Aquanatal with Puddle Ducks

Best music class

diddi Dance

My Baby Can Dance

Rhythm Time

Music at Heart

Best creative class

Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium

Story Craft Theatre

Sounds Right Phonics

Lingotot

Best STEM class 

Technology in Play

Scientots

Whizzbang Science 

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