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What's on in York this Week (31 March)


Conserve your energy during the week because the bumper Easter activities kick off with a vengeance at the weekend. As well as the Stockeld Park Easter Adventure and the NRM’s Easter activities, there’s lots of non-egg-related stuff too, like the weekend of country crafts at the Yorkshire Museum and the annual York Open Studios event. Enjoy!


Coffee club - Little VikingsMonday 31st March

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. This week’s speaker is from Hoglets, York-based theatre workshops for children.


Things to do in York with kidsMum and Baby Group – Starbucks, Monks Cross – 9.30am onwards – Free/pay for your coffee after the first 30 coffees

The Starbucks at Monks Cross is holding informal get-togethers on Monday mornings from 9.30am for mums (and dads) of small children. The first thirty coffees are free!


Little Vikings - things to do in York with kidsTuesday 1st April

A quiet day today, so if you’ve got a pre-schooler to entertain, how about trying out a new class like the popular Singamajigs at York Theatre Royal? More details here. Booking advised.

 


Cinema for kids - YorkWednesday 2nd April

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

This week’s film is 20 Feet From Stardom.


York Cocoa House HogletsThursday 3rd April

Chocolate Hoglets – 9am to 11am – York Cocoa House – £7.50 for a parent and child, £2 per additional child

This new venture from York Cocoa House and Hoglets, a York-based theatre company for children, combines chocolatey treats and a chance to relax for parents and a storytelling workshop for the little ones. Delicious.


Cinema for kids - YorkFriday 4th April

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

This week’s film is Timmy Time: Timmy Steals the Show & Other Stories.


York Open StudiosYork Open Studios – Across the city – Free – See the programme for details on opening times and venues

This is your annual chance to see local artists’ work in their own studios. It’s really interesting, and little budding artists might just be inspired. We’ll be heading to Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton’s studio which is a magical experience (and the pictures really appeal to the children).


Cinema for kids - YorkSaturday 5th April

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

This week’s film is Eleanor’s Secret.


Dig York Little VikingsLittle 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.


NRM - Duchess of HamiltonTrains in the Frame – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free

A host of holiday fun at the NRM, much of it with a photography theme. Read more about it here.

 


Little Vikings - things to do in York with kidsEaster Extravaganza – Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum – Times and prices vary

There’s lots to do at the Yorkshire Museum and Castle Museum this Easter. At the Yorkshire Museum there’s a Shakespeare theme, while it’s all about Easter at York Castle Museum. Read more about what’s on here.


waterstonesAuthor signing – Waterstones York – 11am

Meet local author Karen Langtree who will be signing her three story books, perfect for children aged 7 to 12.

 

 


photo 1Stockeld Park Easter Adventure – 5th to 22nd April – 10am to 6pm (last entry 4pm); Saturdays 10am to 8pm, with roller disco 6pm to 8pm (last entry 6pm) – prices vary according to the activities you choose

There’s so much going on at Stockeld Park this Easter, including a unique egg hunt with giant hand-painted egss and bunnies hidden in the Enchanted Forest. You can also see real lambs and chickens and get stuck into Easter-themed crafts. There will be extra Easter activities going on over Easter weekend, too.


Treasurers House YorkEaster Holiday Fun – Treasurer’s House 5th April to 22nd April – 11am to 4.30pm – Adults from £6.36, children from £3.18, family tickets from £15.90

Follow clues and bunnies around Treasurer’s House on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Successful treasure hunters can claim a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. £1 per trail.


museum of farmingCountry Crafts Opening Weekend – Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Adults £6, children £4 (under 3s free); family ticket £16 (two adults and two children)

There’s lots to see and do at the country crafts weekend at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. There will be willow, bone and leather workers and a Tudor tailor and exhibitions from beekeepers, spinners and weavers. Children can follow the nature trail, meet some animals and get involved with hands-on activities like butter making.


YOSYork Open Studios – Across the city – Free – See the programme for details on opening times and venues

This is your annual chance to see local artists’ work in their own studios. It’s really interesting, and little budding artists might just be inspired.

 


waterstonesSunday 6th April

Sunday Storytime – Waterstones York – 11.30am and 2.30pm

Come along and listen to a story from Waterstones’ huge children’s section.

 


National Railway Museum YorkTrains in the Frame – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free

A host of holiday fun at the NRM, much of it with a photography theme. Read more about it here.

 


YOSYork Open Studios – Across the city – Free – See the programme for details on opening times and venues

This is your annual chance to see local artists’ work in their own studios. It’s really interesting, and little budding artists might just be inspired.


photo 1Stockeld Park Easter Adventure – 5th to 22nd April – 10am to 6pm (last entry 4pm); Saturdays 10am to 8pm, with roller disco 6pm to 8pm (last entry 6pm) – prices vary according to the activities you choose

There’s so much going on at Stockeld Park this Easter, including a unique egg hunt with giant hand-painted egss and bunnies hidden in the Enchanted Forest. You can also see real lambs and chickens and get stuck into Easter-themed crafts. There will be extra Easter activities going on over Easter weekend, too.


Treasurers House YorkEaster Holiday Fun – Treasurer’s House 5th April to 22nd April – 11am to 4.30pm – Adults from £6.36, children from £3.18, family tickets from £15.90

Follow clues and bunnies around Treasurer’s House on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Successful treasure hunters can claim a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. £1 per trail.


museum of farmingCountry Crafts Opening Weekend – Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Adults £6, children £4 (under 3s free); family ticket £16 (two adults and two children)

There’s lots to see and do at the country crafts weekend at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. There will be willow, bone and leather workers and a Tudor tailor and exhibitions from beekeepers, spinners and weavers. Children can follow the nature trail, meet some animals and get involved with hands-on activities like butter making.


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