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Dec 14
Review: The Twelve Days of Christmas at Castle Howard

A visit to Castle Howard is a fairly new addition to our family festivities but has fast become a non-negotiable for all of us. While our visits to Castle Howard usually revolve around running about in the fresh air, walking through the woods and playing in the adventure playground, at this time of year it’s […]

Dec 04
Review: Mother Shipton’s Christmas Experience 2018

If you’ve visited Mother Shipton’s Cave – one of England’s oldest tourist attractions – you’ll know that it’s an intriguing and quirky place that children love. If you’ve visited during the school holidays, you’ll also know that they run engaging activities for families too. We headed over to Knaresborough to check out Mother Shipton’s Christmas […]

Dec 02
Advent calendar day 2: Win a family bounce at Energi!

Little Vikings Advent Calendar Day 2: The combination of too much time inside and too much chocolate means kids often start bouncing off the walls during the Christmas holidays. Why not let them bounce off some energy instead at Energi trampoline park? There are some special Christmas sessions this year, too, where children can jump […]

Nov 09
Little Vikings Awards 2019: The Finalists!

We are delighted to announce the shortlists in this year’s Little Vikings Awards. It’s the only awards scheme that rewards the best of York for kids, proudly sponsored by Dalby Forest. We had more nominations than ever before, so a huge well done to everyone who’s made it this far. Now it’s over to you, […]

Oct 29
Beetle Bank Open Farm

Beetle Bank Farm is a lovely family-run working farm. Meet the animals and play to your heart's content

Sep 03
Review: Why we loved Deer Shed 9 (and why we’ll be back for Deer Shed 10)

There’s very little that would entice me to chuck the kids into the car and drive to a large field for three days of festivalling without my partner in crime for back-up, especially on the last day of the summer term, when everyone’s exhausted and still grouchy about not coming first in every race at […]

Aug 02
Little Vikings introduces…birthday parties at Everyman York

Planning a birthday party can be daunting (especially if, like ours, your children keep changing their minds about what they’d like). We’re pretty confident, though, that little fans of the big screen will enjoy what Everyman York has to offer for parties. The newest addition to the York cinema scene has become one of the […]

Jun 27
Review: Five reasons to visit Billy Bob’s Parlour

From whooshing waterfalls to cavernous caves, rolling hills to random rock formations, the appeal of the Yorkshire Dales for families is obvious. But did you know that it also has its own 1950s-style ice cream parlour, complete with diner, indoor and outdoor play areas and an abundance of homemade ice cream options? Billy Bob’s Parlour […]

Mar 26
Review: Afternoon tea at The Principal York

When we were invited along to afternoon tea at The Principal York, a bun fight almost broke out among our three children about who would be my date for the day. After several rounds of rock/ paper/scissors, our eight-year-old was declared the victor and excitedly dusted off his most sensible t-shirt for the occasion. After […]

Mar 20
Review: A family weekend escape to North Star Club

When we told our friends that we were heading off into the Yorkshire countryside for a winter weekend break in a luxury woodland lodge, we were met with a lot of envious looks. Until, that is, we mentioned that we were taking our three children – seven, five and three – with us, and that […]

Dec 11
Hynobirthing in York for Modern Mothers

Hynobirthing classes in York for an enjoyable birth

Dec 11
Introducing Hynobirthing in York

If we believe what we see in the movies, the only way to give birth is lying on your back on a hospital bed, screaming the roof off. Luckily that doesn’t have to be the case, and hypnobirthing is a brilliant way to give yourself the best chance of a calm, stress-free labour. I did […]

Dec 10
Review: Christmas at Castle Howard – Angels on High

Castle Howard is one of our favourite places for a family day out, but you’ll usually find us walking through the woods, running around the fountain or climbing on something in the adventure playground. It’s rare for us to head to the house with the children in tow, but at Christmas it’s the first place […]

Dec 08
Little Vikings Awards 2018: The Finalists!

You nominated in your thousands, and we’re delighted to reveal the finalists of this year’s Little Vikings Awards, as chosen by you! It’s the only awards scheme that rewards the businesses and places in York that go the extra mile for families. Voting has now closed, and we will be announcing the winners in the […]

Dec 04
Festive family days out and activities in and around York

Looking for something festive to do with your family? Look no further! Here’s a selection of Christmas events and activities in and around York this year. PS. For our pick of where to see Santa, see our Guide to the Grottos, and for festive shows look no further than this. [ptb type=”guide” orderby=”date” order=”desc” offset=”0″ […]

Dec 04
Festive family days out and activities in and around York

Looking for something festive to do with your family? Look no further! Here’s a selection of Christmas events and activities in and around York this year. PS. For our pick of where to see Santa, see our Guide to the Grottos, and for festive shows look no further than this. [ptb type=”guide” orderby=”date” order=”desc” offset=”0″ […]

Sep 06
Introducing…Birthday parties that will go down in history at DIG!

You don’t have to dig too far down through our pick of birthday parties in York to find one that will go down in history with the birthday child and his or her friends. Specially designed with 4 to 9 year olds in mind, DIG’s birthday parties have it covered. First off, your very own […]

Jun 02
Five reasons to visit…RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington

Bempton Cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve between Bridlington and Flamborough that’s home to 250,000 seabirds. It’s the place on the Yorkshire coast to see gannets, kittiwakes and even puffins nesting, diving for fish and taking their first flight. We braved the A64 on a bank holiday weekend (yes, that’s how seriously we take our […]

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