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What’s On This Week (7th October)


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Here’s a selection of what’s on in and around York for families this week. Another slightly quieter week in the run-up to half term, Halloween (and dare we say Christmas). 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. We’ll be bringing you lots of ideas for things to do for half term, so watch this space.


What's On This Week (7th October) York for KidsSaturday 5th October to Sunday 20th October (closed Mondays)

Apple Sensations – Beningbrough Hall -11am to 5.30pm – Normal admission charges apply (free to National Trust members)

It’s all about apples at Beningbrough Hall for most of October. Enjoy a programme of walks, talks, pressing and tasting, together with a display of over 35 apple varieties. It’s a lovely time of year to visit – see how much we enjoyed our recent autumn day out at Beningbrough.


Tuesday 8th 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, and see our feature here.


What's On This Week (7th October) York for KidsTuesday 8th October

Stable Courtyard Craft & Produce Markets – Castle Howard Courtyard – 10am onwards – Free entry to courtyard; normal admission charges for house and grounds.

Combine a visit to one of our favourite adventure playgrounds with a spot of Christmas shopping at the craft and produce market at Castle Howard. There will be over 25 stalls selling delicious food and crafts, so lots to choose from.


Wednesday 9th October

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

This week’s film is Blue Jasmine.


Wednesday 9th 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 traditional nursery rhymes. Just drop in; no need to book.


What's On This Week (7th October) York for Kids

Saturday 12th 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.


Saturday 12th 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 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

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