Little Vikings Awards 2021: The finalists. Vote now!

Little Vikings Awards 2021

The Little Vikings Awards 2021 shortlists announced!

While the pandemic may have changed many things, we’re delighted to reveal that it hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm among families to show a little love to their favourite businesses in and around York. Once again, the Little Vikings audience has nominated in their thousands, and we’re delighted to be able to reveal the shortlists of the Little Vikings Awards 2021, sponsored by St Peter’s School. Now in its sixth year, the Little Vikings Awards is the only awards scheme to reward the very best of family-friendly York, from the best places to go in York with children, to York’s best family attractions, family-friendly places to stay in York and the best classes for kids in York too. Each shortlist has been put together based on the number of nominations received.

Now it’s back over to you to vote for the winners. The voting ends at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and we’ll announce the businesses that have been crowned York’s best for families in January. Huge thanks to this year’s sponsor, St Peter’s School, York

THE 2021 FINALISTS

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Little Vikings Awards York

These are the people and places who have been nominated by you for going above and beyond the call of duty during 2020.

City of York Athletics Club – “Because the coaches give up their spare time to help young children and they don’t even get paid”

Miss Kerry, Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance – “Miss Kerry was amazing during lockdown and from the moment the country stood still, she made sure that the children had access to dance. She continued to teach via Zoom every week and was instrumental in keeping the children in a routine, healthy and happy. We think she’s fabulous!!”

Sue Gabbatiss, Childminder in Woodthorpe – “Sue went above and beyond when she had to close in lockdown by visiting her children from a distance and waving from the drive or leaving chalk messages outside. She kept some normalcy for our children who were so happy to see her”

ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES

Railway Museum York

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION IN YORK

York Castle Museum

JORVIK Viking Centre

National Railway Museum

Piglets Adventure Farm

Beningbrough Hall

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE COAST)

Sewerby Hall, Bridlington

Whitby Abbey

Scarborough Castle

Sea Life, Scarborough

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE DALES)

Mother Shipton’s

Forbidden Corner

Brimham Rocks

Bolton Abbey

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (NORTH YORK MOORS)

North York Moors Railway

Castle Howard

Dalby Forest

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley

BEST RAINY DAY EXPERIENCE

National Railway Museum

The Web Adventure Park

Rainbows Ceramics

Bish Bash Pot

BEST CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

York’s Chocolate Story

Goddard’s

York Cocoa Works

BEST GORY EXPERIENCE

Mad Alice’s Bloody Tour of York

York Maze – Hallowtween

York Dungeon

Dorian Deathly’s Deathly Dark Tours

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL

JORVIK Viking Festival

Deershed Festival

York Ice Trail

BEST CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

York Castle Museum

Santa at Murton Park

Christmas at Castle Howard

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton

BEST TOUR OF YORK

Mad Alice’s Bloody Tour of York

Dorian Deathly’s Deathly Dark Tours

York City Cruises

City Sightseeing bus tour

BEST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN YORK

Swimming classes York

BEST BABY/TODDLER SWIMMING CLASS

York Sport

York Swimming Academy

Puddle Ducks

BEST SWIMMING CLASS (4+)

York Sport

Coral Magson Swim School

Brightwater Swim School

York Swimming Academy

BEST ACTIVE CLASS

Wild Things Forest School

York City FC Foundation

York Gymnastics Club (Heworth)

BEST DRAMA CLASS

PQA York

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

Hoglets

Stagecoach

BEST DANCE CLASS

En Pointe

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Lisa Marie Performing Arts

My Baby Can Dance

diddi dance York

BEST PREGNANCY CLASS

Stables pregnancy yoga

Pregnancy yoga with Yoga for Modern Life

Hypnobirthing with For Modern Mothers

NCT York

BEST MUSIC CLASS

My Baby Can Dance

Song Box

Tiny Toes

York Suzuki ECE

BEST CREATIVE CLASS

Reading Fairy

Lingotot York

Story Craft Theatre

Phonics Stars York

BEST STEM CLASS

Explore York Libraries LEGO Club

Technology in Play

Scientots

Theatre of Science

BEST ONLINE CLASS

Story Craft Theatre

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

Fantasy Cheer and Dance

Mindfulness for Mums – Yoga for Modern Life with Avocado Events

Theatre of Science

BEST HOLIDAY CLUB OR CAMP

Camp Xplode

Total Sports

York Sport

Technology in Play

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday parties York cake


BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY PROVIDER

Bish Bash Pot

The Woodland Adventure Co.

Rainbows Ceramics

The Web Adventure Park

Agility Fitness Park

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ENTERTAINER

The Magic Hatter

Janet and Cassie at Story Craft Theatre

Just Josh (Josh Benson)

Adam at the Woodland Adventure Co.

ENTERTAINMENT

Little Vikings York for kids

BEST CINEMA

Vue

Everyman York

City Screen

Cineworld

BEST THEATRE

York Theatre Royal

Grand Opera House

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

PLACES TO STAY

Places to stay in York with children

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION

Woodlands Farm Thimbleby

107 Nunnery Lane

The Principal York

Novotel York

BEST CAMPING/GLAMPING

Jollydays

Humble Bee Farm

Catgill Campsite

The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

EATING OUT

York Restaurant Week

BEST BREAKFAST

The Balloon Tree

Robinson’s

Brew & Brownie

The Pig & Pastry


BEST LUNCH

Plush Cafe

Krep Food Truck, Shambles Market

Robinson’s

Bettys

BEST SUNDAY ROAST

The Rattle Owl

The Balloon Tree

Brew York

The Three Cups Stamford Bridge

BEST ICE CREAM

Trinacria

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat

LICC

BEST DATE NIGHT DESTINATION

Roots

Skosh

Spark:York

Everyman York

CHILDCARE

Nurseries York Little Vikings

BEST NURSERY

Little Green Rascals

York Childcare Nurseries

Little Bugs

Orchard Trees Day Nursery

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