Here’s a selection of what’s on in and around York for families this week. After the excitement of the York Festival of Food and Drink and in the run-up to Halloween (and dare we say Christmas), this seems like a quieter week. Don’t forget to check the rest of Little Vikings for more inspiration, from places to swim and see films to farm shops, soft play and stately homes with adventure playgrounds.
Singamajigs –York Theatre Royal – 10.15am and 11am – £3.50 single session, £15 for block of 5.
Tuesday 1st October
Toddler Tasting Time – York Castle Museum – 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Free for session (normal entry charges apply for museum entry; York Card holders free)
Drop in to taste some historic ingredients, listen to a story and join in with rhymes related to the ingredients. This week’s ingredient is dates. Call 01904 650333 to book.
Story Time – Yorkshire Museum – 11am to 11.30am – Free for session (normal admission charge for museum entry; free to York Card holders)
A fun storytelling session for preschoolers. This week’s book is Cave Baby. No need to book.
Wednesday 2nd October
Big Scream (parents/carers and babies under one) – City Screen Picturehouse – 11am – normal admission prices apply
This week’s film is Prisoners.
Wednesday 2nd October
Nursery Rhyme Time – Yorkshire Museum – 1pm to 1.30pm – Under 5s and carers – Free for session (normal admission charges apply for museum entry; free to York Card holders).
Half an hour of interactive songs; this week’s theme is bird songs. Just drop in; no need to book.
Museum Monkeys (sessions for 2 to 5 year olds) – York Castle Museum – 11am to 12 noon – Free
Look through the coloured glass, find the eyes in the ball pool, and look in the mirror to draw a self portrait. More information here.
Museum Baby – Yorkshire Museum – 11am to 11.45am – Free for session (normal admission charges for museum entry; York Card holders free)
These baby sessions for under twos include story telling, songs and sensory activities. This week’s theme is autumn. Play in the leaves and pine cones and listen to stories about autumn. To book, call 01904 650333.
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.
Kids Club – City Screen Picturehouse – 10.45am (activities), 11.15am (film) – £3 non-members/£1 members. Membership is £4.
This week’s film is Monsters University 2D.
Saturday 5th October
Museum Monkeys (sessions for 2 to 5 year olds) – Yorkshire Museum – 11am to 12 noon – Free
Look at artefacts from a medieval monk, dress up as a knight and make a stained glass window. Call 01904 650333 to book. More information here.