Now booking: Events for children in York in February

Farewell January! It’s all about February fun, with lots of great events and activities coming up for families in and around York. Here are some of our highlights.

Grandad’s Island at York Theatre Royal

Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad. And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as they head off on a heart warming adventure filled with songs, laughter and jungles that will change their lives forever. 13th to 17th February; suitable for 5 to 8 year olds. Book online here. 

JORVIK Viking Festival

There are lots of great events for children at this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival (Feb half term), with many free and drop-in activities. Some need pre-booking, though, like the Little Diggers sessions for under 5s, so it pays to be organised. Check out our guide to the best bits of the JORVIK Viking Festival for kids here.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at The Grand Hotel & Spa

Don’t be late for a very important date at The Grand Hotel & Spa for the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party! Expect a feast of colourful cakes, drink me potions and all things Alice in Wonderland. It’s a real treat for adults and children alike, and takes place on Sunday 18th February, Sunday 11th March (Mother’s Day) and Sunday 1st April (Easter Sunday). To book, call 01904 380038. Visit The Grand’s website for more details.

Dear Zoo at the Grand Opera House York

This classic children’s tale of animal misunderstandings comes to the Grand Opera House York on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February. Book online now. 

Baby Club: Phantom Thread at Everyman York

Baby cinema is one of the best things about maternity leave. Head to Everyman York on February 6th with your under-one to watch Phantom Thread and enjoy a hot drink and cake. Book online now. 

An evening of Harry Potter fun

Harry Potter lovers aged 7+ will enjoy all sorts of Harry Potter fun at Jacob’s Well on February 27th. Find out more here and info on how to book here. 

Booking further ahead…..The Kingdom Under the Sea at the National Centre for Early Music (Sunday 11th March)

This promises to be enchanting storytelling experience inspired by Japanese folk stories and Opera North’s production of Madam Butterfly. Be swept along on a magical adventure to the bottom of the ocean, visit the majestic palace of The Dragon King, ride on the shell of a turtle and discover a mysterious treasure…Book here

***FEBRUARY HALF TERM SPECIAL! There are also lots of fantastic activities coming up during February half term. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do this February half term in and around York. ***




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