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The fantastic Ryedale Book Festival is bringing its reading magic to Nunnington Hall on Saturday 1st April and there’s plenty for kids to enjoy. Children can make up their own adventure story by playing a game with the giant storytelling dice and can take part in fun storytelling sessions with Leigh Hodgkinson, whose brilliant picture

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For the final Kids’ Film at the Folk Hall event, they’re making it a big one with a family-friendly screening of Finding Dory (a crowd-pleaser if ever there was one!). Expect a relaxed atmosphere, art and craft activities, an interval and refreshments. It’s all happening from 2pm on Sunday 9th April and tickets are just

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I’ve occasionally heard the odd grumble about Mother’s Day being a made-up Hallmark holiday (generally from dads who’ve forgotten to buy a card). But I for one say YES PLEASE to the offer of breakfast in bed, a homemade card and, if I’m lucky, a nice family trip somewhere. If that sounds up your street

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If you’ve got a birthday party to plan, don’t panic. We’ve got loads of ideas for birthday parties in York, from crafty parties at The York Makery to dinosaur parties at The Yorkshire Museum, trampolining parties at Energi, bush baby parties with The Woodland Adventure Co and lots more. Take a look at the birthday

News York's CHOCOLATE Story

Lots of mums (and dads) rely on the restorative powers of chocolate to get them through the tricky days/weeks/decades of parenting. So where better to visit on Mother’s Day than York’s Chocolate Story? All mums are welcome to visit York’s Chocolate Story for free with a paying son or daughter where they’ll learn the history

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Well that’s your summer entertainment sorted! The Great Yorkshire Fringe is back for 2017 and there’s a whole host of shows, events and activities to look forward to including some great stuff for kids. This fantastic festival of entertainment, music, cabaret, magic and theatre returns to the heart of York from 21st July to 6th

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Whether it’s ballet, street dance, jazz, contemporary or something else, there’s a whole host of dance classes in York for kids. It can be hard to know where to start, but check out our pick in the Classes area of our website for starters. There’s nothing like a personal recommendation, so you might like to

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Nothing says ‘spring’ like a load of lambs lolloping around in the countryside, so what better way to welcome in the new season than a day at Askham Bryan College’s Lambing Sunday? It all takes place on Sunday 19th March, with lots of fun stuff to look forward to including the chance to meet newborn

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Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars from EastEnders, Corrie, and Pop, for the spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood, at the York Barbican from 21st to 31st December 2017. Tickets go on sale on Monday 20 March at 4pm, and the panto stars

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We’re big fans of Holgate Windmill, and we love the idea of the new monthly activity sessions for 4 to 7 year olds. Mini Millers will run on the third Saturday of every month from May to October, 10am to 11am. They’ll learn about and explore the windmill through crafts, activities and plenty of fun.

Easter

We’ve finally found the perfect competition for people who can’t manage to boil an egg without it going rock hard (that’ll be us then). Yes, it’s the annual egg rolling competition on the abbey green at Fountains Abbey! Bring your boiled eggs and see how far yours will go. A plain old egg is fine,

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You might think you’ve seen the Gruffalo at Dalby Forest before, but you haven’t seen him like this! Download the new Gruffalo Spotter app at home, then visit Dalby Forest. Follow the trail and look for clues that lead to footpoint marker posts. Point the app at them and watch mouse, fox, owl, snake and

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Yorkshire’s only five star hotel, York’s very own The Grand, is inviting children to enjoy afternoon tea for free with their paying grown-ups this February half term and to celebrate, we were invited along to try it for ourselves. Our children – who rarely get to step foot anywhere more luxurious than our (lovely) neighbourhood

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What better antidote to the winter gloom than booking tickets for all-singing, all-dancing uplifting musical Annie, courtesy of the fabulous York Musical Theatre Company? They’re bringing this award-winning Broadway classic to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in March and tickets are selling fast! Annie is the extraordinary fairytale story of the little American orphan, rescued from

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