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Little Vikings Awards 2024: The winners!

Little Vikings Awards 2023

The Little Vikings Awards 2024 winners announced!

What better way to kick off the new year than celebrating the very best that York has to offer for families? Once again, you voted in your thousands (thank you!) and now we’re delighted to reveal the winners of the Little Vikings Awards 2024, sponsored by The Yorkshire Museum.

The Yorkshire Museum

Now in its ninth 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. We’ve long been convinced that York is the most family-friendly city in the UK, and if you take a look at the impressive list of finalists – and now our winners – you’ll see why.

Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to nominate and vote for your favourites. As always, the winners represent YOUR best of family-friendly York, so if you seek out a winner during 2024, you’re following the recommendation of thousands of other parents. Why not make a new year’s resolution to give them a try? Without further ado, here at this year’s winners of the Little Vikings Awards 2024. Congratulations to you all, and to all the finalists!

Huge thanks to this year’s headline sponsor, The Yorkshire Museum, and to each of our category sponsors: Queen Ethelburga’s, Middletons Hotel, The Mount School, Delta Hotels by Marriott York, Terrington Hall Prep School, Yorkshire Air Museum and York Leisure Centre.

THE 2024 WINNERS

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Little Vikings Awards York

Wacky Warehouse Flying Legends for providing SEN sessions for children living with a disability

BEST ATTRACTIONS – Sponsored by Middletons Hotel

Railway Museum York

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION IN YORK

National Railway Museum

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE COAST)

Sea Life Scarborough

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (YORKSHIRE DALES)

Mother Shipton’s

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION (NORTH YORK MOORS)

Dalby Forest

BEST EXPERIENCES – Sponsored by York Leisure Centre

Rainy days York

BEST RAINY DAY EXPERIENCE

The Web Adventure Park

BEST CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

York’s Chocolate Story

BEST SPOOKY EXPERIENCE

York Dungeon walking tours

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL

JORVIK Viking Festival

BEST CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

BEST MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

The Hole in Wand

BEST TOUR OF YORK

The Wizard Walk of York

BEST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN YORK – Sponsored by Terrington Hall Prep School

Swimming classes York

BEST BABY/TODDLER SWIMMING CLASS

Puddle Ducks

BEST SWIMMING CLASS (4+)

York Sport

BEST ACTIVE CLASS

Clip’n’climb at York Leisure Centre

BEST DRAMA CLASS

York Stage School

BEST DANCE CLASS

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance

BEST PREGNANCY CLASS

Puddle Ducks aquanatal

BEST MUSIC CLASS

My Baby Can Dance York

BEST CREATIVE CLASS

Story Craft Theatre

BEST HOLIDAY CLUB OR CAMP

Camp QE

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Sponsored by Yorkshire Air Museum

Birthday parties York cake


BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY PROVIDER

Rainbows Ceramics

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ENTERTAINER

The Wizard Walk of York

ENTERTAINMENT – Sponsored by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Little Vikings York for kids

BEST CINEMA

Vue

BEST THEATRE

York Theatre Royal

PLACES TO STAY – Sponsored by Queen Ethelburga’s

Places to stay in York with children

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION

The Grand, York

BEST CAMPING/GLAMPING

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

EATING OUT – Sponsored by The Mount School

York Restaurant Week

BEST BREAKFAST

The Balloon Tree

BEST LUNCH

Spark:York

BEST SUNDAY ROAST

The Fat Badger

BEST ICE CREAM

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

BEST DATE NIGHT DESTINATION

Pairings Wine Bar

BEST STREET FOOD

Yuzu street food

BEST CAFE

The Bluebird Bakery, Acomb

CHILDCARE

Nurseries York Little Vikings

BEST NURSERY

Little Green Rascals

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