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Family Activities in York this Summer

School is almost out for summer! keep the kids entertained with these exciting activities and attractions.

jorvik on tour


Three of York’s iconic venues will play host to a series of special exhibitions celebrating the continued impact of the Vikings.

More details: jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk


great yorkshire fringe

The Great Yorkshire Fringe (Fri 15 Jul – Mon 1 Aug 2016)

Delivering the very best of comedians, music and family entertainment from all over the world to the centre of York.

More details: greatyorkshirefringe.com


fossgate festival

Fossgate’s Sunday Festivals

A unique way to experience York city life and enjoy Fossgate’s family friendly, continental-style street atmosphere.

More details: facebook.com/fossgate


thunder day

August Thunder Day (Sun 7 Aug 2016)

See a collection of historic aircraft and engines turn to life at the Yorkshire Air Musueum and recall how big piston engines and Cold War jets used to sound!

More details: yorkshireairmuseum.org/event/august-thunder-day/


flying scotsman

Flying Scotsman Season

A season of events and activities at the National Railway Museum to celebrat the fame and celebrity of locomotive legend Flying Scotsman

More details: flyingscotsman.org.uk


toy stories

Toy Stories

Bikes, bath toys, computer games, Lego and beautiful hand made dolls, are among the toys from the last 150 years on show at the York Castle Museum.

More details: yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk



Chocolate Model Making

Create your own chocolate model at York Cocoa House that you can paint and decorate beautifully with edible chocolate paints and sweets.

More details: yorkcocoahouse.co.uk


museum gardens

SASH Summer Picnic (Sun 24 Jul 2016)

Superhero’s, games, entertainment, picnic’s…what more could you want?

More details: sash-uk.org.uk/sash-summer-picnic/


sherlock holmes

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Fri 29 Jul – Sat 27 Aug 2016)

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Prepare to be entertained as never before this summer! Be astounded as our lightning-fast troupe of Victorian travelling actor-musicians turn horror into howling comedy, full of quick-fire wit, tongue-in-cheek humour and physical slapstick.

More details: yorktheatreroyal.co.uk