Summer in York 2016: 87 things to do in the holidays

Loads of tasty treats this summer – including York's Chocolate Story

Summer’s here – and the living is easy…

Well, we’ve tried to make it at least a little easier with our one-page guide to all that’s going on around York for the six-week summer holidays.

The summer guide 2016 is created in association with York’s Chocolate Story, which has a range of great family events inside and out.

Let the fun in the sun commence!

Family fun

A record breaking summer

York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square, York

July 27-Sept 4, 2016

£8.95-£10.95

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York’s Chocolate Story is hoping to set six confectionery records in six weeks – with your help!

Try your hand at Polo threading, the Smarties chopstick challenge, KitKat stacking and Terry’s Chocolate Orange eating…

Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

Micklegate, York

August 28

Free to watch

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It’s the most madcap idea to hit Micklegate since, well, ever. Teams will hurtle down the cobbles in home-made soap carts in front of cheering crowds. It’s set to be a brilliantly barmy day out.

Riverside Festival

Tower Gardens at Skeldergate Bridge, York

Wed July 27 to Sun July 31 @ 11am-11pm

Free

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Featuring music, dance, theatre, puppetry, lots for kids, lovely food and a real ale bar, it’s a real family event – and free! Put together by the York Arts Barge team.

ChessFest

York Explore library, Library Square, York

July 27

Free

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If you enjoy playing chess or want to learn then ChessFest is for you! Drop in for a game, make new friends, try out the Giant Chess set.

Sublime science workshop

York Explore library, Library Square, York

August 8

£2

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Exciting magic tricks and spectacular experiments with the award winning Sublime Science Team. Suitable for 5-12 years olds.

Chocolate walking tours

yorks-chocolate-story-logoDiscover the tastiest corners of York on the city’s new Chocolate Tour. Every day through the summer from York’s Chocolate Story – you can learn more here

Juggling Workshop

York Explore library, Library Square, York

Aug 3

£2

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Learn or improve juggling skills, and have a go at juggling with a range of different things. Great fun for ages 8 and over.

Summer holidays at Treasurer’s

Treasurer’s House, York

July 27-Aug 31

£4-£8

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Make the most of the British summer and get active with traditional garden games, croquet and hoopla! Indoors the challenge is to find the Lego builder characters, cunningly hidden throughout the Demolition and Restoration display.

Show In The Park

Knavesmire

July 30-31

£5.50-£13.75 a day

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Two days of family entertainment from monster trucks to party bands, bar to street food, display teams to craft fair and more.

Outdoors

York Maze's Tom Pearcy with Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the 1971 Willy Wonka film. Photograph: York Maze / Kippa Matthews
York Maze’s Tom Pearcy with Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the 1971 Willy Wonka film. Photograph: York Maze / Kippa Matthews

York Maze

York Maze, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT

Sat Jul 16-Mon Sep 5

Adults £14.50, children £13.50

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This year, Europe’s largest maize maze has a Roald Dahl theme. Can you find your way around Willy Wonka’s face, or along the BFG’s wiggly ears?

York 10K

York Racecourse

August 7

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Hailed as one of the most beautiful city runs in the country, runners pound through the heart of York cheered on by large crowds. The route takes in some of the city’s stunning scenery and historic landmarks, including Clifford’s Tower and York Minster.

Chocolate walking tour

King’s Square, opposite York’s Chocolate Story

July 28-September 4, 1pm and 3pm

£6.95-£8.95; cheaper when bought with an attraction ticket

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Take a tour along the tastier twists and turns of York’s history with the guides from York’s Chocolate Story. It will feature the confectionery giants Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Cravens, as well as a sample or two on the way.

Ebor Festival

York Racecourse

August 17-20

£10-£133

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York’s oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.

Moonlight Drive-in Cinema

Monks Cross Shopping Centre, York

July 22-August 14

£25 per car

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Eighteen films are being shown in 21 screenings at the Moonlight Drive-in Cinema at Monks Cross Shopping Park this summer, including Grease, Top Gun and Deadpool.

Outdoor Cinema: Saturday Night Fever

York Marriott Hotel

July 29

Free

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Watch Saturday Night Fever in the hotel’s beautiful gardens overlooking the racecourse. Bring blankets and picnic chairs for a cosy evening.

Junior Parkrun

Knavesmire

Sundays

Free

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A free, timed 2km run for children aged from 4 to 14. Starts from the main entrance to the racecourse at 9am. Make sure the kids keep active this summer and get their trainers on every Sunday at the park run.

St Leonard’s Hospice It’s a Knock Out

Knavesmire

August 28

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Teams representing a range of businesses, organisations and families will be facing a silly, fun and foamy tournament of games. Fun to watch or join in on the other events during the day, there will be rides, tombolas, games, stalls and inflatables as well as food stands.

Bishy Road Summer Party

The Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Road

July 31

Free

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After being voted the best high street in Britain, come along to Bishopthorpe Road to celebrate with a summer party at the Winning Post pub. Hosting great food, ice cream, entertainment and the Great Bishy Bake-off.

SASH Summer Picnic

Museum Gardens

July 24

Free but donations welcome

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A summer picnic hosted by charity SASH including games, stalls, live entertainment and even a Zumba session! SASH work to prevent youth homelessness and all the money raised will go to directly helping vulnerable young people avoid homelessness.

Jorvik’s Summer Fundraising Fayre

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

July 30

Free

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Two thousands years of fun is the name of this fundraising event, raising money for Jorvik to rebuild the Viking Centre. Features live battle re-enactment, have a go archery, living history and summer fayre games with a historical twist.

Holgate Windmill

Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, York

Aug 6-7, 27-29, 11am-4pm

£3, children £1

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During these open days tour York’s working windmill, and maybe buy some flour to bake with at home.

The Artist’s Garden

York Art Gallery garden

Open daily

Free

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This new space next door to Museum Gardens is a lovely place to relax. And in August, the first artwork to be created especially for the new Artists Garden will be revealed this August.

Foundation Myths is a new commission drawing on the rich history of the site and its many uses over the centuries. The official launch event is August 18.

Fun In The Garden

York Designer Outlet, Naburn

August 4

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Design and make your own pin wheel windmill to give your plant pots an extra special touch. Plus be entertained by our two “expert” gardeners for their very own gardeners Question Time with their musical wheelbarrow.

Garden Tea Party

York Designer Outlet, Naburn

August 11

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Join the fun in the summer garden for a glorious tea party and decorate your own cupcakes plus enjoy the fun and frolics of the Cake Ladies.

Joe’s Owl Encounters and Mobile Zoo

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

August 17

£3

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See a variety of owls up close and personal from all over the world such as Australa, India and America. There will also be a European Kestrel and Harris Hawk. Hold the birds yourself and take your own photographs next to the majestic creatures.

Theatre and shows

Oklahoma

Grand Opera House, York

August 4-6

£18.90

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical follows the high spirited rivalry between handsome farmer Curly and brooding farmhand Jud, both in love with headstrong farm girl Laurey. And the songs are cracking: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No, Surrey With a Fringe on Top

Sherlock Holmes: the Hound of the Baskervilles

York Theatre Royal

July 29-August 27

£10-£24

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Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead with a look of bewilderment on his face and suspicious paw prints next to his body, has the demon hound struck again? Music, shadow puppetry and theatre magic will turn the greatest ever Sherlock Holmes murder mystery into a family-friendly, hysterically funny, barking mad extravaganza.

Woodsduck Comedy Festival

The Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York

July 22-24

£5

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A diverse range of shows including many top performers on their way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Includes some challenging and experimental shows and branded as 3 days of peace and laughter.

Great Yorkshire Fringe

Parliament Street, York

July 15-August 1

Free-£24

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As well as top stand-ups like Henning Wehn and Paul Foot, the second fabulous Fringe also features lots of family friendly shows. There’s something for all.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

July 22

£8-£12

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Chamber Opera Chicago, a professional not-for-profit opera company devoted to making great opera affordable, is excited to be performing its original musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The fully staged production features a chamber orchestra with Celtic and period instruments, authentic Regency costuming and sets.

When The Somme Ran Red

York Castle Museum

Fridays from July 29-Aug 26, multiple performances from 11am-4pm

£10, children free

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Meet actor Chris Cade who tells the story of First World War soldier Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore. Join the veteran soldier as he looks back on his life, including his time in the battlefields of the Somme.

Sweeney Todd

John Cooper Studio Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York

August 5-13

£15

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Another one for older children and their parents. Full of black humour, join the demon barber of Fleet Street on his journey of revenge against those that took him from his wife and child. A macabre and ruthless story starting with the worst pies in London.

Musical Play In A Week

National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York

Aug 15-Aug 19

£120 per child

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A summer week of creativity and fun for 10 to 15 year olds. If your children enjoy acting, making music (any instrument or voice) and listening to thrilling stories from the past, they can help create a musical play ready for public performance at the end of the week.

Macbeth Summer Holiday Workshop

Poppleton Centre

August 1-5

£5-£125

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Choose between a week of drama games, improvisation and stage combat for 6-18 year olds building towards a performance of Macbeth by the end of the week – or join one of the short workshops that take place every Tuesday in August based on themes like Treasure Island.

Assassins

John Cooper Studio Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York

July 22-30

£15

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One for mums, dads and teenagers. This show tells the story of the people who have assassinated or attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, using music that matches the era of each of the dramatic events.

History fun

Constantius: York’s Forgotten Emperor

Yorkshire Museum

July 16-October 9

£7.50, under 16s free

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Telling the story of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus, who made his name in Britain, defeating rebellious generals and fighting Picts north of Hadrian’s Wall.

The new exhibition will feature coins from the Beaurains Hoard on loan from the British Museum, including the famous medallions, some of the largest Roman gold coins to survive.

Tommy’s Trail and trench

York Castle Museum

Daily from July 27

£10, children free

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Linked to the Castle Museum’s First World War exhibition, youngsters can follow the trail through the 1914 gallery to find out about soldiers’ lives.

They can also meet a Tommy and help him build a section of trench wall.

From Richard to Henry – a historical walking tour of York

From Monk Bar

Every Friday till Sept 2

£3.50-£4.50

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Tour the ancient city walls to span a lengthy history of York city life. See the Roman foundations, Viking borders, Civil War defences through to the Georgian destruction and Victorian Promenades.

Little Diggers Workshops

DIG, St Saviour’s Church

Every Saturday

£3.50

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With a different theme every week, join in the Little Diggers play and learn sessions to discover the world of archaeology. With weeks such as ‘Funny Bones’ focusing on skeletons and ‘Potty for Pottery’, there are plenty of hidden historical treasures to uncover.

Jorvik on Tour

York Theatre Royal, York Minster, York St Marys

Open all summer

Free-£5

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After the Boxing Day flood, the Vikings of Jorvik are on tour with a series of special exhibitions in venues across York. Discover Viking medicine in Life and Death, see a replica Viking ship in Home and Abroad, or experience Viking age religion in Treasures and Belief.

Viking re-enactment group

Yorkshire Museum Of Farming, Murton

July 23-24

£4.50-£6.50

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The Jorvikingi Viking re-enactment group will be in residence in the village at Murton Park.

The Weird and the Wonderful

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Fairfax House

Jul 29-Dec 29

£6, children free

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This major summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns in the Georgian era. Focusing on the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes, and changing the notion of ‘polite’ entertainment at the time.

WWII Living History Weekend

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Aug 27

£6-£7

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Three re-enactment groups will take the roles of British and German troops as well as civilians. Includes Air Raid Precautions and even wash days at the home during the war.

The Barley Hall Servants

Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York

Various dates

£3-£6

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Barley Hall’s award winning volunteer team are offering visitors a special treat this summer when they take the Hall back in time, showcasing the life of servants from the late-medieval period.

Chocolate and the People of York

yorks-chocolate-story-logoThe Chocolate and the People of York exhibition tells the human story of our confectionery industry. More here: 21 stunning old photographs of York’s chocolate factories

From Dark Ages to Western pioneers

Yorkshire Museum Of Farming, Murton

August 28-29

£4.50-£6.50

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Two re-enactment groups for one admission price. While the Dark Ages re-enactors take over the Danelaw Village, the Trailblazers western re-enactors take over the fort.

Arts, crafts and making things

Minster crafty fun

York Minster

Wednesdays 10am-3pm, from July 27

Free for York residents with a valid York Card

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Get crafty and be inspired by the Mystery Plays in the stunning surroundings of the cathedral’s beautiful Chapter House before relaxing with some special summer-themed storytelling sessions.

Activities over the holidays will have your little ones creating sun catchers, decorative clay tiles, and weaving.

Make A Periscope

York Castle Museum

Various dates

£10, children free

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Make a periscope to take down and peep over the trench wall outside in the Mill area. Self-led family activity.

Soap Sculptures

Yorkshire Museum

August 1-7, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

£7.50, under 16s free

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Be inspired by the Yorkshire Museum’s Roman jet pendants. Carve your own portrait into a mini bar of soap to take away with you. Then you can wear it – or wash with it!

Fancy dress summer

York Art Gallery

Aug 1-31, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

£7.50, children free

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The Art Gallery wants visitors to be inspired by York artist William Etty’s painting Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball and dress up, draw your own portrait, design a paper costume and add your work to its collage.

Book folding

Bishopthorpe Libary

July 27

£2

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Transform old and tatty books into works of art. Learn how to make trees, houses and hedgehogs and then decorate them to create your own unique design.

Teenage Art School

York Art Gallery

Tues Aug 2-5

Free

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As the new artwork Foundation Myths is installed in its garden, York Art Gallery is running a four day art course for 14-18 year olds. Working with photography, paint and clay under the guidance of ceramic sculptor, Ken Jaquiery and artist-curator Gaby Lees, you will develop work for an exhibition in the Project Gallery.

Build a life-size fictional character

Dunnington Library

August 4

£2

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Choose your favourite fictional character or make up a character of your own, and build it out of cardboard. All materials will be provided.

Amazing Maize Modelling

Yorkshire Museum

Aug 8-14 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

£7.50, under 16s free

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Have fun with this natural modelling material. Just add a little water and these a-maizing pellets will stick together allowing you to build a mini human sculpture, piece by piece.

Junk Modelling

Yorkshire Museum

Aug 15-21 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

£7.50, under 16s free

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Let your imagination run riot as you reuse and recycle a variety of materials to create a sculpture inspired by the Roman objects in our collection.

Clay Sculptures

Yorkshire Museum

Aug 22-28 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

£7.50, under 16s free

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The museum’s final arty week uses a more traditional sculpting material. Why not make a head pot or a Roman god?

The Art of Quilling

York Castle Museum

Friday Septemer 2, 10.30am-4pm

£10, children free

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Ahead of the world record quilling attempt, The Quilling Guild will offer museum visitors the opportunity to see stunning examples of modern and historic quilling and try their hand at the craft themselves. Create your own small quilling to take away. Suitable for all ages.

Little Shambles, Big Art

Shambles Market

Last Sunday of the month

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An open-air art market next to the Shambles, showcasing local arts and crafts while providing an opportunity to talk with the makers themselves. There will be art demonstrations so you can try a new technique or craft and there are free children’s activities to release their inner artist.

The Garden of Easels

York Art Gallery

Aug 29, 11am-3pm

£7.50, children free

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Be an artist in the beautiful surroundings of the Artists Garden space behind York Art Gallery. All materials will be provided and there will be gentle guidance on hand. Suitable for all ages.

Robot Island Workshop

York Explore library, Library Square, York

Various dates

Free

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Program your robot and begin the adventure to track it around the island. There will be a competition for the fastest robot to complete the mission! Suitable for ages 4-11 years.

Artrageous August Workshop

Beningbrough Hall

Various dates July 24-August 23

£5.40-£12

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The Artrageous workshops are the perfect place to do something creative with the kids this holiday. Make flowers and mini walled gardens of your own design, inspired by the beautiful Beningbrough Hall surroundings.

Make creepy crawlies

Acomb Explore, Front Street, York

July 26

£1

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Come and meet the Crawly Creepies that are hiding in James’s Giant Peaches! Drop in to create juicy giant peaches and fill them with craft made grasshoppers, ladybirds and more creepy crawlies.

Beautiful butterflies

York Designer Outlet, Naburn

July 28

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Workshop in the garden near the south entrance to design and create a beautiful butterfly.

Magical Origami Animals

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

July 27

£5-£12

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Get crafty in the holidays by learning how to create amazing animals. Origami Nick will be showing visitors how to fold frogs, build birds and butterflies out of a single sheet of paper.

Shopping

York Comic-Con

York Racecourse

August 28

£2-£5

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Now known as York Unleashed, the city comic-con includes more than 100 trading tables and some great guests. These include former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy and Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in all of the original Star Wars Trilogy movies.

York Does Vintage

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York

Sun Sept 4

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Have a last splurge of the summer holidays as the popular vintage event returns. Nice tea and cake too.

York CD and Record Fair

The Basement

August 13

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Bring unwanted records and CDs for cash or to exchange them for other discs. There will be many collectable records, CDs and DVDs on offer.

Summer craft fair

Clifton Explore, Rawcliffe Lane, York

July 23 @ 10am-1pm

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Come along to the library’s Summer Craft Fair. Bag a bargain. Treat your self or friends and family. Browse the stalls, have a coffee & cake, borrow a book.

Music

York Horse Racing: Music Showcase

York Racecourse

July 22-23

£10-£180

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The Kaiser Chiefs and The Corrs will be headlining this event of quality racing and music.

Get your betting thrills throughout the seven races during the day and then see either the Corrs’ enchanting mix of Celtic and pop rock music or the Kaiser Chief’s epic rock anthems.

The Choir That Rocks Live

York Barbican

July 23

£16.80

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Nearly 800 Rock Choir members from across the Yorkshire region from York to Keighley and Harrogate to Doncaster will be performing a selection of fun, upbeat, feel-good songs from the Rock Choir repertoire.

Fully York Festival

The Fulford Arms

August 6

Free

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The best live music of York, featuring 18 bands spread across two stages. Come along for summer drinks and music all afternoon till late.

Spirited Songs Concert & Picnic

York Cemetery Chapel

Sat July 30, picnicking 6pm, music from 7pm

Donations welcome

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Have a glass of something nice and enjoy a lovely summer’s evening picnic concert with music from three Edinburgh Fringe-bound acts in the lovely setting of York Cemetery Chapel.

Transport

NRM fun

National Railway Museum, York

July 25-Sept 4

Free

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What has the railway museum in store for families this summer? Activities include children’s storytelling, family science shows, tours of the royal carriages – and you can go for a ride on the miniature railway.

Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

July 24

£5-£10

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A great chance to see wonderful collection of pre-1931 Vintage motorcycles. An annual event, the owners of these machines still enjoy riding them regularly.

Thunder Day

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

August 7

£5-£10

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The air museum will once again be starting up the engines of some of our live aircraft. You will be able to enjoy the sound of the big piston engines and Cold War jets.

Books and stories

Roald Dahl Fun

York Explore library, Library Square, York

July 16-Sept 17

Free

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This summer the Big Friendly Read initiative has all sorts of activities inspired by Roald Dahl, who would have been 100 this year. You can help make the library a Giant Chocolate Wrapper Ball just like Dahl’s, make video and board games and doodle your own character.

Story-time with Andrew Sanders

Waterstones, Coney Street, York

Sat July 30, 1pm-3pm

Free

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Andrew Sanders will be reading from his lovely picture book, I Have an Orange Juicy Drink, all about a boy who loves his juice so much he has to fight off aliens and dinosaurs to protect it.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child launch

Waterstones, Coney Street, York

Sat July 30, 11pm-12.30am/ Sun July 31, 9am-11am

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Come and celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and be one of the first to get your hands on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the book version of JK Rowling’s new play, once the clock hits midnight.

Followed by a Harry Potter Breakfast Party at the branch from 9am-11am on Sunday for those not keen to stay up so late.

Meet children’s author Antony Wootten

Waterstones, Coney Street, York

Sat Aug 6, 11am-3pm

Free

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Waterstones welcomes Antony Wootten, author of The Grubby Feather Gang, who will be signing copies of his books, perfect for ages 8 and upwards.

Interactive storytelling event

Acomb Explore, Front Street, York

July 27

Free

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Join award-winning author and illustrator, Tim Hopgood, with a fun interactive storytelling event based on his books including Wow! Said the Owl, Hooray for Hoppy! and his latest book, Walter’s Wonderful Web.

Create your own Shadow Puppet Play

Various libraries

Various dates

£3.50

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Tread the Boards bring Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ to life with the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Make your own shadow puppet and be captivated by the shadows cast upon the lightbox bringing James Henry Trotter, Centipede and Miss Spider to life.

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

York Explore library, Library Square, York

July 31

Free

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by trying out a wizarding quiz. Even the smartest of Muggles might find it a challenge. Ages 4-12.

Mischief with Craig Bradley

Dringhouses Library, Tadcaster Road, York

July 27 @10.30am

£2

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You’ll need bags of energy and have loads of fun as we mess about with words and ideas, chant, sing and make poetry with writer Craig.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

York Designer Outlet, Naburn

August 18

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Bring your favourite teddy bear and make yourself comfortable for a story, enjoy a picnic snack and look out for a special teddy bear guest.

Food and drink

Our hopes melt away… Photograph © John Loo on Wikimedia
Our hopes melt away… Photograph © John Loo on Wikimedia

Chocolate model making at York Cocoa House

York Cocoa House

Daily

£17.50

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Create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate with edible paints. Learn how to professionally temper the chocolate and package them beautifully to take home.

Bite-sized chocolate talks

Goddards

July 29 and August 26

£2.70-£6

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Taste a chocolate arrange while finding out about the Terry chocolate factory history. Discover how the business started, why it was at one stage Terry and Berry and the nearly forgotten chocolate apple.

Fossgate Festival

Fossgate

August 7

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The ultimate street party with a continental atmosphere. Buy food and drink from the local independent cafés and bars and sit outside while listening to live music.

Further afield

Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Thirsk

July 22-24

£10-£145

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A festival absolutely jam packed with activities, covering everything from music and arts to science and even sport. Comedy, spoken word, live music and numerous workshops have been planned so kick off your summer break in style with the fantastic festival.

Summer Holiday Animal Adventures

Castle Howard

July 27-Sept 4

£7-£9.95

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Set off into the woods on the extended woodland trail to find lost baby animals in the undergrowth and complete the activity sheet. The head to the lakeside for fun on the adventure playground.

Angelina Ballerina exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington

July 23-Sept 4

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Come and explore the magical world of ‘Mouse-Land’, and meet Angelina Ballerina. See Katharine Holabird’s very first scribbles for this enchanting series, later transformed by Helen Craig, into the iconic dancing white mouse.