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Little Vikings Awards 2022: The finalists. Vote now!

Little Vikings Awards 2022

The Little Vikings Awards 2022 shortlists announced! Voting is now open

Drumroll please……We’re delighted to reveal the shortlists of the Little Vikings Awards 2022, sponsored by Bootham School. Now in its seventh year, the Little Vikings Awards is the only awards scheme to reward the very best of family-friendly York, from the best family-friendly attractions in York to the best days out, tours, birthday parties, classes and places to eat. As always, we’ve handed over the hard part – nominating and voting – to the people who count: you, the families. Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to nominate your favourites. Those with the most nominations have made it through to the finals – read on to find out who’s made it to the shortlists.

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, Bootham School.

THE 2022 FINALISTS

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Little Vikings Awards York

These are the people and places that have been nominated by you for going the extra mile this year. 

Kate Veysey, York Theatre Royal, for all her work with York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

– Allison Freeman for running so many great arts activities for kids at York Army Museum

Christine Banham for turning out in all weathers for creative and engaging sessions with Young Friends of Rowntree Park

ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES

Railway Museum York

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION IN YORK

York Army Museum

Piglets Adventure Farm

National Railway Museum

JORVIK Viking Centre

York Castle Museum

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE COAST)

Sea Life, Scarborough

Whitby Abbey

Alpamare, Scarborough

Sewerby Hall, Bridlington

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE DALES)

Mother Shipton’s

Bolton Abbey

Forbidden Corner

World of James Herriot

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (NORTH YORK MOORS)

North York Moors Railway

Dalby Forest

Castle Howard

William’s Den

BEST RAINY DAY EXPERIENCE

National Railway Museum

The Web Adventure Park

York Leisure Centre

Rainbows Ceramics

BEST CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

York’s Chocolate Story

York Cocoa Works

Hot chocolate at Cocoa Joe’s

BEST GORY EXPERIENCE

York Dungeon

The Bloody Tour of York

Dorian Deathly’s Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York

Hallowtween at York Maze

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL

Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta

Deer Shed

JORVIK Viking Festival

York Ice Trail

Totfest

BEST CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

Mother Shipton’s

Castle Howard

Murton Park

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

North York Moors Railway Santa Express

BEST MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary

The Hole in Wand

The Potions Cauldron

A Very Magical Adventure

BEST TOUR OF YORK

Dorian Deathly’s Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York

City Sightseeing Bus Tours

York Dungeon Trick and Treat Walking Tour

City Cruises river tour

BEST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN YORK

Swimming classes York

BEST BABY/TODDLER SWIMMING CLASS

Swimming with Linzi

Pure Swim Yorkshire

Waterbabies

Froggy Legs

BEST SWIMMING CLASS (4+)

York Sport

Brightwater Swim School

Carol Saunders Swim School

York Swimming Academy

BEST ACTIVE CLASS

Gymnastics at The Little Gym

Junior triathlon at York Sport

Gymnastics at York City Gymnastics Foundation

Clip’n’climb at York Leisure Centre

BEST DRAMA CLASS

Youth Theatre at York Theatre Royal

PQA York

Stagecoach York

Crafty tales with Storycraft Theatre

BEST DANCE CLASS

Lisa Marie Performing Arts

En Pointe

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

The Little Yorkshire Dance Academy

BEST PREGNANCY CLASS

Yoga with Alison at Stables Yoga

Yoga with For Modern Mothers

Puddle Ducks aquanatal

Hypnobirthing with For Modern Mothers

BEST MUSIC CLASS

My Baby Can Dance

Tiny Stompers

Baby Band

Tiny Toes

BEST CREATIVE CLASS

Crafty Tales with Story Craft Theatre

Lingo Tot York

Phonics Stars York

Blank Canvas Art Club

Phonics with Robot Reg York

BEST HOLIDAY CLUB OR CAMP

York City Football Club Foundation

United Adventure Camp

Total Sports

Ignite Sports Coaching

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday parties York cake


BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY PROVIDER

The Web Adventure Park

The Woodland Adventure Company

Point Zero Trampoline Park

Agility

Clip’n’climb at York Leisure Centre

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ENTERTAINER

Janet and Cassie, Story Craft Theatre

Josh Benson

Adam from The Woodland Adventure Company

ENTERTAINMENT

Little Vikings York for kids

BEST CINEMA

Vue

Everyman

City Screen

Cineworld

BEST THEATRE

York Theatre Royal

Grand Opera House York

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Children’s shows At the Mill, Stillington

PLACES TO STAY

Places to stay in York with children

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION

Middletons Hotel York

The Grand, York

Novotel York

Roomzzz York

Woodlands Farm Thimbleby

BEST CAMPING/GLAMPING

Jollydays

Humble Bee Farm

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Catgill campsite

EATING OUT

York Restaurant Week

BEST BREAKFAST

The Pig & Pastry

Robinsons

Brew & Brownie

Partisan


BEST LUNCH

The Balloon Tree

Laughing Llama

Plush Cafe

House of Trembling Madness

BEST SUNDAY ROAST

The Dawnay Arms, Newton on Ouse

The Rattle Owl

The Balloon Tree

The Three Cups, Stamford Bridge

BEST ICE CREAM

LICC

Trinacria

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat

BEST DATE NIGHT DESTINATION

Pairings

Rustique

Skosh

Spark:York

Sora Sky Bar

CHILDCARE

Nurseries York Little Vikings

BEST NURSERY

Dinky Groves Day Nursery

York Childcare Nurseries

Muddy Boots

Little Green Rascals

Little Bugs – The Web Adventure Park

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