What's On This Week (9th September)

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Here’s a selection of what’s on in and around York for families this week. Don’t forget to check the rest of Little Vikings for inspiration, from places to swim or watch a film to farm shops, soft play and stately homes with adventure playgrounds.

Tuesday 10th September

Castle HowardCourtyard Craft and Local Produce Market – Castle Howard – 10am to 4pm – Free entry to market, normal admission prices for house and gardens

The courtyard will be packed full of stalls selling lovely things to eat, drink and look at. While you’re there, maybe treat the kids to a trip to the adventure playground.

Wednesday 11th September

Big Scream (for parents/carers with babies under a year old)  – City Screen Picturehouse – 11am – normal admission prices apply

This week’s film is About Time.

Friday 13th September

Toddler Time – City Screen Picturehouse – 11.30am – £3 for children, accompanying adults free if you join the Toddler Time club (free).

This week’s film is Lost and Found.

Saturday 14th September

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

This week’s film is Tales of the Night.

Saturday 14th September

Little Diggers – DIG – £3 per child, one accompanying adult is free – 9.30am 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 (£3 per child at the time of writing). This week’s theme is Kings, Queens and Castles. Booking is essential: call 01904 615 505.

Saturday 14th September

Beningbrough Hall - Little VikingsHeritage Open Day – Beningbrough Hall – 11am to 5.30pm – Free

The Hall is opening up to visitors for free today, so take the opportunity to check out this lovely local stately home. As always, there will be plenty for younger visitors to do, like making a mini-garden and discovering what’s behind doors that are normally closed to the public. And there’s a great adventure playground too.

Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September

York Festival of Cycling and Skyride – Rowntree Park/York City Centre – Free

York’s annual festival of cycling is back, and better than ever. As well as the chance to try out various eccentric wheeled wonders for yourselves (plenty for children to try out too), there will be fantastic displays, stalls and lots more. York city centre will also be closed to traffic for the Sky Ride, a day of traffic-free cycling for all the family. The route will be open from 10.30am – 4pm and there will be lots going on at the ‘activation areas’, Rowntree Park and the York Eye. For more information and to register, visit the Skyride website.

Sunday 15th September

Antiques and Collectors Fair – York Racecourse – 10am to 4pm – £1.50

You’re never too young to discover your inner Lovejoy or David Dickinson. Take your little vikings along to the racecourse to marvel at all the stuff we used to use in the olden days. Over 200 stalls, so brace yourselves! Refreshments available.

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