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CANCELLED: Castles of the Future

York Castle Museum Eye of York, York

Come create huge creations as you build your own castle out of bricks! Our site has been home to a Castle, a prison and finally, in 1938, a museum!

CANCELLED: Easter Egg Hunt

York's Chocolate Story King's Square, York

The Easter Bunny and their friend are visiting York for an incredible Easter egg hunt experience. Children will join in with amazing games and meet colourful costumed characters as they work to find the missing chocolate eggs.

Free – £10.95

CANCELLED: Stage Combat Workshop

De Grey Rooms St Leonard's Place, York

Work with professional fight director Jonathan Holby to discover the tricks and techniques of stage fighting.


CANCELLED: Festival of Dogs

Castle Howard Coneysthorpe, York

With plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our canine visitors too, join us from 8th-10th May for a packed programme of dog themed events

CANCELLED: Traction Engine Rally

Castle Howard Coneysthorpe, York

Enjoy top steam fair attractions including tractor pulling, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials

CANCELLED: Eboracum Roman Festival

Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens, York

The Eboracum Roman Festival returns on the 29-31 May 2020, to take visitors on an historic journey back more than 2000 years to Roman York

Open Cockpits – Climb Aboard a Fast Jet

Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington, York

A diverse range of the Museum’s historic aircraft will all be available for you to climb aboard and experience first hand for yourself.

£7 – £40

Paper Moon

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York

Join Poppy and her dog Peppy on this wonderful adventure as she launches across the canvas sky, towards the Paper Moon to rescue the MoonMoo

£7.50 – £10

Sweet Dreams

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York

If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love sleep there is something in this show for you. With sublime music and beautiful design, tutti frutti invites you to their new show made of dreams

£8 – £12


York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York

Join us for a gentle first theatre experience.

£7 – £12

Family History Fair

York Racecourse Knavesmire Road, York

Do you really know who you are? Come and find out - you may be surprised!

Free – £6

Summer Solstice

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York

Enjoy live music in the garden, a picnic on the lawn, grab a drink from the refreshments stall and relax into the early evening of the longest day of the year.

Pub Quiz for Kids

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York

Fantastic fun for the whole family together. Prepare for quick-fire competition, lots of laughs and very few prizes


The Gingerbread Man

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York

Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime!

£9 – £15

Father’s Day

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York

Celebrate the brilliant men in your life. Bring them to the hall for a day full of fun family races, a bbq, beers and children's crafts.

Apollo Festival

York RI Hamilton Drive, Acomb, York

Apollo Festival is York’s number one affordable, family music festival

£5 – £150

In The Night Garden

Grand Opera House Cumberland Street, York

Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

£17.15 – £24.15

Yorkshire Day!

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York

Let's celebrate Yorkshire!

BBC Countryfile Live

Castle Howard Coneysthorpe, York

The event will see many of the familiar features of Countryfile Live and of course the Countryfile presenters themselves

£12 – £25

Flutterbies and Creepy Crawlies

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York

Spend a couple of hours searching out butterflies in the garden and discussing the beautiful and unusual with our Garden team.

Mini Millers – Wood in the mill

Holgate Windmill Windmill Rise, York

Calling all mini millers, age 4 – 7 years – join us to learn about and explore our wonderful windmill through crafts, activities and games this season.


Castle Howard Proms

Castle Howard Coneysthorpe, York

Set in the magnificent gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family

£5 – £44

Dog Day!

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York

Join us for a grand day out with your favourite four legged pal.

Family Sunday

York Racecourse Knavesmire Road, York

There’s fun for all on our Family Raceday

CBeebies Rainbow Adventure

Castle Car Park Tower St, York

CBeebies Rainbow Adventure is a brand new touring pop-up experience for children


Pizza & Play

ASK Restaurant Assembly Rooms, Blake Street, York

Does exactly as it says on the pizza box. This group is for pre schoolers. Come and join DLFC in the gorgeous setting of ASK Italian on Blake St. Your little dinosaurs get to romp about with our wonderful toys whilst the grown-ups get to relax (we hope) chat and drink complimentary tea and coffee. […]