Seek out your scarves and dig out your gloves (bonus points for a matching pair): York Ice Trail returns for 2020! It’s one of our favourite events of the year and it’s back on Saturday 1st February and Sunday 2nd February (10am to 5pm) with two whole days of ice sculpture fun. There will be forty fabulous sculptures brought to you by some fantastic York businesses including, for the first time, Little Vikings! Yes, we’re sponsoring a sculpture and we couldn’t be more excited. No spoilers, but let’s just say that children should enjoy what we’ve got planned. We are even offering free face painting for children who come and see our sculpture! You’ll find it in St Sampson’s Square and the face painting will be available from 10am to 1pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. We’re expecting queues so please be patient!
Other highlights for this year include a witchcraft and wizardry themed area at Middletons, with Harry Potter and Hedwig sculptures and the chance to win amazing prizes and meet owls. There’ll be hearty food on offer at ‘The Leaky Teepee too. The Thwaites shire horses will be there too. We’ll also be making a beeline for the gingerbread man sculpture outside Bettys and the National Railway Museum’s Rocket sculpture on High Petergate. The Gruffalo on Coppergate Walk will be a hit with little ones too.
Pick up a trail map from the Visit York Information Centre (1 Museum Street) to find out which sculptures are where and see how many you can spot! Or you can take a look at the full map with details of all the sculptures and where to find them now – here it is.