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What’s On This Week (21st October)

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Here’s a selection of what’s on in and around York for families this week. This weeks’ highlights are the Festival of Storytelling and the start of the York Museums half term activities. The Halloween theme continues too, of course, with the Piglets Pumpkin Festival and various Halloween activities at Beningbrough Hall.


Hotel du Vin coffee clubMonday 21st October

Coffee Club – Hotel Du Vin – 9am to 11am – £5

One of York’s best-kept secrets, Hotel du Vin’s Monday morning coffee club is a godsend. For just a fiver, enjoy a lovely (and unlimited!) continental buffet breakfast, tea and coffee and a chat with other parents in the courtyard. Children are actively welcomed, and although they’re mainly of the babes-in-arms variety, there’s the occasional toddler too. It’s not on every week (sometimes the space is unavailable because of weddings or other events) so keep an eye on Little Vikings (here or on Facebook) for the latest.


SingamajigsTuesday 22nd October

Singamajigs –York Theatre Royal – 10.15am and 11am – £3.50 single session, £15 for block of 5.

Fun-filled pre-school music sessions. Booking essential. Visit www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk for more information.


City Screen YorkWednesday 23rd October

Big Scream (parents/carers and babies under one) – City Screen Picturehouse – 11am – normal admission prices apply

This week’s film is Le Weekend.


charcoal-highFriday 25th October

Charcoal Physical Theatre – Halloween Special – 4pm to 5pm – Clementhorpe Community Centre – £5 for one child, £6 for two or more.

Creative workshop for kids, with monstrous art and grotesque physical theatre.


City Screen YorkSaturday 26th October

Kids Club – City Screen Picturehouse – 10.45am (activities), 11.15am (film) – £3 non-members/£1 members. Membership is £4.

This week’s film is Frankenweenie.


LIttle Vikings - DIGSaturday 26th October

Little Diggers – DIG – £3 per child, one accompanying adult is free – 10.30am for an hour

The Little Diggers group is a Saturday morning session for 2-5 year olds at DIG. An enthusiastic guide takes the little diggers on an archaeological adventure with a different theme each week. It’s great fun and fantastic value. Booking is essential: call 01904 615 505.


Piglets YorkSaturday 26th October

Pumpkin Festival – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 10am to 5.30pm until 3rd November – Adults £5.75, children £6.75, family ticket £23 (pumpkins not included in the entry price)

As well as all the usual Piglets activities, there are some Halloween treats including 10,000 pumpkins and gourds to choose from, spooky story-telling, pumpkin carving, Halloween fancy dress parade (judged at 3pm every day), hook a pumpkin, fields of fright, trailer ride to the pumpkin patch, creepy cottage and much more.


York Castle Museum - Little VikingsSaturday 26th October

Autumn Apples – York Castle Museum – Activities from 10am to 4pm every day during half term – Normal admission charges apply (York Card holders free, and children under 16 always enter for free).

A feast of autumn activities to look forward to every day throughout half term, including discovering harvest time and making your own corn dolly (11am to 3pm every day), making autumnal pictures using apple printing and lots of other fruit-related fun (11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm every day).


Little Vikings - Yorkshire MuseumSaturday 26th October

Volcano Chaser – Yorkshire Museum – 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm– Normal admission charges apply (York Card holders get free admission, and children under 16 are always free).

 Get into the Science Lab and learn how volcanoes work before conducting experiments and making your own volcano to take home.


Beningbrough Hall - Little VikingsSaturday 26th October

Halloween Half Term – Beningbrough Hall – 11am to 5.30pm (closed Mondays) – Normal admission prices (National Trust members free)

A week of spooky activities, from pumpkin trails to spooky stories, mask-making to guess the weight of the pumpkin. There will also be ghoulish treats in the restaurant.


York Festival of StorytellingSaturday 26th October

York Festival of Storytelling – Sessions running all day – The Railway Institute – Most sessions are £4 adult/£2 child

A weekend of storytelling fun for all the family. There are lots of sessions to choose from – see our favourites and more information here.


York Festival of StorytellingSunday 27th October

York Festival of Storytelling – Sessions running all day – The Railway Institute – Most sessions are £4 adult/£2 child

A weekend of storytelling fun for all the family. There are lots of sessions to choose from – see our favourites and more information here.


York Castle Museum - Little VikingsSunday 27th October

Autumn Apples – York Castle Museum – Activities from 10am to 4pm every day during half term – Normal admission charges apply (York Card holders free, and children under 16 always enter for free).

A feast of autumn activities to look forward to every day, including discovering harvest time and making your own corn dolly (11am to 3pm every day), making autumnal pictures using apple printing and lots of other fruit-related fun (11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm every day).


Yorkshire MuseumSunday 27th October

Volcano Chaser – Yorkshire Museum – 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm– Normal admission charges apply (York Card holders get free admission, and children under 16 are always free).

Get into the Science Lab and learn how volcanoes work before conducting experiments and making your own volcano to take home.


Piglets YorkSunday 27th October

Pumpkin Festival – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 10am to 5.30pm until 3rd November– Adults £5.75, children £6.75, family ticket £23 (pumpkins not included in the entry price)

As well as all the usual Piglets activities, there are some Halloween treats including 10,000 pumpkins and gourds to choose from, spooky story-telling, pumpkin carving, Halloween fancy dress parade (judged at 3pm every day), hook a pumpkin, fields of fright, trailer ride to the pumpkin patch, creepy cottage and much more.


Beningbrough Hall - Little VikingsSunday 27th October

Halloween Half Term – Beningbrough Hall – 11am to 5.30pm (closed Mondays) – Normal admission prices (National Trust members free)

A week of spooky activities, from pumpkin trails to spooky stories, mask-making to guess the weight of the pumpkin. There will also be ghoulish treats in the restaurant.

 


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