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Inspiring, free family fun – York Festival of Ideas returns!

York Festival of Ideas 2024

York Festival of Ideas is back for 2024 and promises to spark children’s imaginations with lots of FREE and fun hands-on activities (including the Little Vikings I Spy Trail as a recommended free family activity!). The Festival continues to inspire and nurture young people’s creativity and curiosity with events ranging from nature activities to an interactive family fun afternoon. Many of the activities are free, and some are popular and need pre-booking so don’t delay if you’d like to take part in one (or more). Download the full programme here. Family-friendly highlights include:

– Discovery Zone at Acomb Explore (free!) – Have a go at a range of hands-on, interactive activities. Meet robots, have fun with numbers and get crafty decorating a brain hat, extract DNA from fruit or find out some fun facts about British animals. Come along and meet York researchers and find out how their cutting-edge work is improving the world we live in. Thursday 30 May 2024, 11am to 2pm – Visit the website

– Curious Minds Discovery Zone – Come along to York St John University for some family-friendly fun as they introduce children to the wonders of psychology-related research in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Solve puzzles, play a friendly computer game and discover interesting facts about the human mind and brain. Saturday 8 June 2024, 11am to 4pm, York St John – Visit the website

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