Here’s a new event that has something for parents and children alike: York Spring Fair and Food Festival. New this year, there’ll be a large vintage funfair for thrill-seeking kids and a food festival showcasing the best local produce for hungry parents. The vintage funfair comprises a unique collection of restored vintage rides from the golden era of fairgrounds, including an exhilarating 1936 Speedway, a rare Brooklands Dodgems from 1937, a stunning 1930s chair-o-plane as well as a beautiful carousel, twister, helter-skelter, octopus and big wheel. There will also be three children’s rides and five games stalls offering prizes every time. The Spring Fair will take place at York Racecourse from 28th May to 6th June 2021, making it a good May half term family activity. Pre-book your tickets in advance (it’s £3 for adults and free for children who are 12 and under). Visit the website to book.