LITTLE VIKINGS AWARDS 2017: THE WINNERS!

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You voted in your thousands, and we’re delighted to reveal the Little Vikings Award winners 2017! Huge congratulations to all our winners, and to all the finalists. The standards were really high and the results were incredibly close in many of the categories. All the winners and finalists have the Little Vikings seal of approval, and we hope that lots of families living in and visiting York seek them out as they represent the very best of York for kids.


Little Vikings Awards YorkSpecial Recognition Award

Winner

Molly Newton

“musician, teacher at Heworth CE Primary School and Archbishop Holgate, creating wonderful musical opportunities and inspiring kids from 4 to 18!”

HIGHLY COMMENDED

St Paul’s Primary School – York’s Children’s Centres – Sally at St.Paul’s Out of School club – Donya Keys at En Pointe – Rascals in the City – Alison Goodwin at Stables Yoga


THE BEST ATTRACTIONS IN YORK FOR KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest attraction

Winner

York Castle Museum

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Castle Howard – DIG: An archaeological adventure – York Minster – Beningbrough Hall


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest chocolate experience

Winner

York’s Chocolate Story

HIGHLY COMMENDED

York Cocoa House – York Chocolate Festival – Goddards House and Garden


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest gory experience

Winner

York Maze Halloween

HIGHLY COMMENDED

York Dungeon – The Original Ghost Walk of York – The Ghost Bus Tour of York – Halloween at the Hall – Barley Hall


THE BEST DAYS OUT IN YORK FOR KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest day out with…an adventure playground

Winner

The Web Adventure Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens – Castle Howard – Stockeld Park – Newby Hall


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest day out with…rides

Winner

Flamingo Land

HIGHLY COMMENDED

  • Lightwater Valley
  • Piglets Adventure Farm Park
  • Diggerland

Little Vikings Awards YorkBest day out with…animals

Winner

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Piglets Adventure Farm Park – Monk Park Farm – Flamingo Land – Lotherton Hall


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest festival for kids

Winner

JORVIK Viking Festival

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Great Yorkshire Fringe – Deer Shed – Arts Barge Riverside Festival – Little Feet Festival, York Theatre Royal


THE BEST CLASSES IN YORK FOR KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest baby/toddler swimming class

Winner

Puddle Ducks

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Waterbabies – Mini Swimmers – Swimming with Linzi – York Sport


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest swimming class (aged 4+)

Winner

York Sport

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Brightwater Swim School – York City Baths Club – Froggy legs – Bootham Swim School


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest active class (not swimming)

Winner

Red Goat Climbing Wall climbing classes for kids

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Toddler Sense – Tatty Bumpkin – Wild Things Forest School – Rugbytots


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest drama class

Winner

York Youth Theatre (York Theatre Royal)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Hoglets – PQA  – Tread the Boards – Stagecoach


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest dance class

Winner

En Pointe

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance – Katie Ventress School of Dance – Fantasy Cheer and Dance – Spotlight Dance – Jazzy J’s


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest pregnancy class

Winner

Pregnancy yoga at The Stables

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Aquanatal with Puddle Ducks – National Childbirth Trust, York – Pregnancy yoga at York Yoga Studio – Birth Preparation Class at The Stables


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest music class

Winner

My Baby Can Dance

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Song Box – PQA York – Kindermusik – Tiny Toes Music


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest Cookery Class

Winner

Little Bites

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Crafty Cooks – York Cookery School – Bettys Cookery School


OUT & ABOUT


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest toy shop

Winner

Fenwick

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Disney Store – Minifigs & Bricks – Corkys – Smyths


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest shoe shop for kids

Winner

Hopscotch

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Watkinsons – Footloose in Pocklington – Schuh


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest hairdresser for kids

Winner

Dannie Lea at the Web Adventure Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Evolve – Bang


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest rainy day destination

Winner

The Web Adventure Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rainbows Ceramics – National Railway Museum – York Art Gallery – Explore York Libraries


BIRTHDAY PARTIES


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest birthday party provider

Winner

Energi Trampoline Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Creepy Crawlies at The Web Adventure Park – The York Makery – The Woodland Adventure Company – Rainbows Ceramics


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest birthday party entertainer

Winner

The Magic Hatter

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Adam Dove from The Woodland Adventure Company – JB Entertainment – Wonderphil – Jo Atkinson from Toddlersense


THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT IN YORK FOR KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest cinema

Winner

City Screen

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Vue – Reel


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest theatre

Winner

York Theatre Royal

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Grand Opera House York – Joseph Rowntree Theatre


BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION IN YORK


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly self-catering accommodation

Winner

York Youth Hostel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Lawrance – Goosewood Holiday Park – Safestay York


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly B&B

Winner

Monkgate Guest House

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Carlton House


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly hotel

Winner

Premier Inn

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Grand – Novotel – Hotel Indigo


THE BEST PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK IN YORK WITH KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly breakfast

Winner

The Pig & Pastry

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Brew and Brownie – The Rattle Owl – Trinacria – Rowntree Park Reading Cafe


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly lunch

Winner

The Balloon Tree

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Pig & Pastry – Jamie’s Italian – Cosmo – Ambiente Tapas


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest family-friendly dinner

Winner

Cosmo

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Pizza Express – Ambiente Tapas – Ask -Bill’s


Best Sunday roast – New for 2017!

WinnerLittle Vikings Awards York

The Woodman, Bishopthorpe

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Royal York Hotel – Hotel du Vin – Bistro Guy – Tykes, Sandburn Hall


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest place for ice cream

Winner

LICC (Luxury Ice Cream Company)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Trinacria – Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat – Roberto’s Authentic Italian Gelato – La Cremeria


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest place for hot chocolate

Winner

York’s Chocolate Story

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Wild Things Forest School – Bruks – Spring Espresso – York Cocoa House


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest date night destination – New for 2017!

Winner

Ambiente Tapas

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rustique – The Rattle Owl – The Whippet Inn – Skosh


THE BEST CHILDCARE IN YORK FOR KIDS


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest nursery

Winner

York Childcare nurseries (including Scarcroft Green and Joseph’s)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Happy Jays – Daisy Chain – Muddy Boots – The Mount Pre-school – Little Green Rascals


Little Vikings Awards YorkBest before-school/after-school club

Winner

St Paul’s Out of School Club

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Funfishers – Over the Rainbow, Dunnington – Kiddies Corner, Wilberfoss


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