York Food Festival: Free children’s activities with Little Vikings

We’re licking our lips in anticipation. York Food and Drink Festival is back this month, and we’re delighted to be working with them again to bring families a fun programme of free children’s activities. This year’s activities are sponsored by the lovely Rainbows Ceramics. Here’s what’s coming up.

Head along to the demonstration tent in St Sampson’s Square, York city centre, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September (10.30am to 12.30pm) and get involved in some activities from these lovely businesses:

Saturday 22nd September 

  • Make edible paint with Little Bites Cookery School
  • Learn about and decorate gingerbread with Nought-E Food: Come and learn about the history Of gingerbread and decorate your own gingerbread shape with coloured icing, sparkles and edible glitter. The Nought E Food Co is an independent outside catering company based in York.
  • Join Technology in Play for some slimy store cupboard science! Get hands on and messy as we explore the secret science in your kitchen!
  • Have a go at the York’s Chocolate Story KitKat and Smartie challenges!

Sunday 23rd September 

  • Make Eatwell couscous salad with Kiddycook Harrogate
  • Learn about formidable Victorian confectioner Mary Craven with Ingenues: Would you like to invent sweet treats and start your own sweet shop? Come along to the Ingenues stand in the Little Vikings Tent to learn about brilliant Yorkshire sweetmaker Mary Ann Craven, and follow in her footsteps, making your own sweets and designing packaging to take home with you. Open to children over the age of 4.
  • Have a go at the York’s Chocolate Story KitKat and Smartie challenges!
  • Test out your French skills with Lingotot York. Bon appetit!

And while you’re at the festival, don’t forget to join the Little Vikings Recipe Hunt! Collect your trail map and collect 10 fab recipes to try at home. We’d recommend a visit to the Food Factory, too, where you can get hands-on with lots of foodie activities (charge applies). Visit the York Food Festival website for more details of that and everything else happening at the festival. 

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