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Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Meet Catherine Jacob

Meet Catherine Jacob

We are excited to announce that York based author Catherine Jacob will be joining us in store to sign copies of her new book There’s a Troll on My Toilet.

There will be story readings, activities, crafts and much more!

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Can’t wait to see you all!

Paper Play on Saturday

Explore the ideas behind Michael Lyons’ sculptures with support and guidance from York Art Gallery’s Learning Team. Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display. Through play, learn about ideas of negative space, scale and building techniques.

This activity will relocate to the Learning Studio in the event of poor weather conditions.

Included in admission

No need to book.

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Paper Play on Saturday

Explore the ideas behind Michael Lyons’ sculptures with support and guidance from York Art Gallery’s Learning Team. Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display. Through play, learn about ideas of negative space, scale and building techniques.

This activity will relocate to the Learning Studio in the event of poor weather conditions.

Included in admission

No need to book.

Summer of Fun – Superheroes Assemble

Summer of Fun – Superheroes Assemble

Dire news mighty heroes! The forces of boredom have invaded, and so we have enlisted a crack team of heroes fit to bring down those summer blues. Will you answer the call?

If you do, prepare yourself for DAILY STORYTIMES, and FIENDISH ACTIVITIES to test the mettle of our brave hero teams!

These are free events, and all are welcome.

York River Art Market

York River Art Market is a unique art and design market, set in a stunning riverside city centre location and hosts a variety of established and emerging UK-based artists.

Summer holidays: Get crafty!

Be inspired by nature and the beautiful surroundings of York Minster’s medieval Chapter House to get crafty this summer holidays.

Budding creators can drop-in to craft sessions on Wednesdays from the 7th to 21st August and take part in a different themed activity each week.

  • Wednesday 7 August: Make a minibeast hotel – make creepy crawlies feel at home in your garden using recycled and natural materials. Free with general admission.
  • Wednesday 14 August: Make a Green Man – Camouflage your Green Man sculpture by creating clay shapes inspired by nature. £2.50 with general admission.
  • Wednesday 21 August: Make a mobile – sculpt leaf and flower shapes in clay to create a nature-themed mobile. £2.50 with general admission.

The activities are suitable for children aged 4+ and the cathedral’s popular Story Chest will be available to entertain younger visitors.

Storytime and Rhyme with Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas is an English children’s author and has created a story specifically for York Castle Museum. Come along and join one of our interactive storytelling workshop sessions led by Christina, based on her new story.

Included in admission, no need to book

Session 1: 10 am – 10:45am

Session 2: 11am – 11:45am

Session 3: 1pm – 1.45pm

Session 4: 2pm – 2.45pm

 

Also don’t forget

York Castle Museum and award-winning author, poet and voice artist Christina Gabbitas are asking children to take inspiration from the collections at York Castle Museum, including a Victorian wooden train, a toy ‘Strongwoman’ from the Second World War and an Edwardian glove puppet, to create and eight line poem with the winning poems selected to feature in a poetry book.

Visit our website to enter or pick up an entry form when you next visit us.

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Summer of Fun – Dinosaurs! Stomp and Roar!

Summer of Fun – Dinosaurs! Stomp and Roar!

Our Summer of Fun continues with Dinosaur Week. So gather your little (p)terrors and get them down to our children’s section.

Jurassic Park yourself with us this week for daily storytimes, featuring ‘Ten Little Dinosaurs’ by Mike Brownlow, and activities fit for any king of lizards. Sharpen those teeth and claws, and get your most impressive roar ready.

These are free events, and all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Spaceship – the big build!

Spaceship – the big build!

Help us to build a giant space craft in four hours. There will be a team for each hour of the build and each will work together to create a giant space craft. This activity will count towards getting Arts Award Discover if you wish.

An adult must accompany children to use the craft knives that you need to do this activity.

7 – 11 years

10.00 – 11.00am, 11.00am – 12.00noon , 12.00-1.00pm, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Booking essential as we can only have a set number of engineers each hour. Tickets can be bought through any Explore York Library or by ringing 01904 552828

Paper Play on Saturday

Explore the ideas behind Michael Lyons’ sculptures with support and guidance from York Art Gallery’s Learning Team. Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display. Through play, learn about ideas of negative space, scale and building techniques.

This activity will relocate to the Learning Studio in the event of poor weather conditions.

Included in admission

No need to book.

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Summer of Fun – Wild Things

Come to Waterstones York this week to find out, once and for all, where the Wild Things are.

Our action packed timetable of storytimes featuring ‘Oi Duck-Billed Platypus’ by Kes Gray, and activities are guaranteed to keep even the most untameable beast happy.

These are free events and all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there.

Summer holidays: Get crafty!

Be inspired by nature and the beautiful surroundings of York Minster’s medieval Chapter House to get crafty this summer holidays.

Budding creators can drop-in to craft sessions on Wednesdays from the 7th to 21st August and take part in a different themed activity each week.

  • Wednesday 7 August: Make a minibeast hotel – make creepy crawlies feel at home in your garden using recycled and natural materials. Free with general admission.
  • Wednesday 14 August: Make a Green Man – Camouflage your Green Man sculpture by creating clay shapes inspired by nature. £2.50 with general admission.
  • Wednesday 21 August: Make a mobile – sculpt leaf and flower shapes in clay to create a nature-themed mobile. £2.50 with general admission.

The activities are suitable for children aged 4+ and the cathedral’s popular Story Chest will be available to entertain younger visitors.

Storytime and Rhyme with Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas is an English children’s author and has created a story specifically for York Castle Museum. Come along and join one of our interactive storytelling workshop sessions led by Christina, based on her new story.

Included in admission, no need to book

Session 1: 10 am – 10:45am

Session 2: 11am – 11:45am

Session 3: 1pm – 1.45pm

Session 4: 2pm – 2.45pm

 

Also don’t forget

York Castle Museum and award-winning author, poet and voice artist Christina Gabbitas are asking children to take inspiration from the collections at York Castle Museum, including a Victorian wooden train, a toy ‘Strongwoman’ from the Second World War and an Edwardian glove puppet, to create and eight line poem with the winning poems selected to feature in a poetry book.

Visit our website to enter or pick up an entry form when you next visit us.

Summer of Fun – Carnival Week

Summer of Fun – Carnival Week

Join us as we run away to the circus for Carnival Week, part of our Summer of Fun!

Join us in the Big Top* for daily Storytimes, including the splendiforous SUPERTATO CARNIVAL CATASTRO-PEA, and clown around with our circus themed activities.

This is a free event, and all are welcome. We can’t wait to see you!

* – The Children’s section.

Sounds Like You …

Work with local sound artist Liina Turtonen in this open call event inspired by the exhibition, Sounds Like Her.

Interact in an electronic music piece, where every visitor can be a co-writer, irrespective of prior musical or technical background. The interactive Pop-Up space allows visitors freedom to participate and shape the piece, with support and guidance on the use of electronic instruments and synthesizers, alongside traditional and unconventional instruments available to explore. This open workshop welcomes you to be creative, play with new ideas and be part of one off musical piece.

Come and participate or just listen and enjoy.

Included in admission

No need to book.

Artrageous!

Artrageous!

Join the ever popular family art and craft workshops this summer and take home your very own arty masterpiece.

From designing your own garden to inventing your own creatures, there’s plenty of fun to be had with us this summer.

12pm to 3pm on these dates:
2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 August 2019

Swallows vs Amazons Challenge! 7-11s

Swallows vs Amazons Challenge! 7-11s

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1pm – 2pm starting 31 July.

Join us to become a swallow or an amazon in our drama-led challenge and pit your wits, skill and creativity against each other to see who come out on top after a series of challenges to finally decide who is the best! They’ll be dressing up, games and a chance to learn more about the Swallows and Amazons story.

This is a workshop just for young people so parents/carers do not accompany their children. For ages 7-11.

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Artventurers – Dumbo Circus Summer Arty Fun

Artventurers – Dumbo Circus Summer Arty Fun

Roll up roll up!!! Come and join our young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus!

Step into our circus tent and enjoy our sparkly popcorn while juggling balls painty style. Using balloons we’ll explore creatively and imaginatively in a fun and unstructured way, what will you create?

Make your unique Dumbo the star of the show with bright and colourful circus accessories! We can’t fly our Dumbo without looking like part of the show, so for one morning only we’ll become clowns! If you have a full time clown at home then this is a must see summer circus event for them.

The Big Top will showcase our spectacular spin painting, watch with fascination as colourful creations emerge. We’ll be decorating our own circus snacks along with many more surprises to be explored, before we finish the act with entertaining singing and dancing – what a performance!

Summer of Fun: Mermaids & Pirates!

Summer of Fun: Mermaids & Pirates!

What be a pirate’s favourite letter?

He may say ‘Arrr’ but his first love is the Sea!

Avast ye landlubbers! All this week Waterstones York will be playing host to Magical Mermaids and Pesky Pirates, so grab yerr best crew and come on down. We’ll be reading sea faring tales such as The Pirates Next Door & The Singing Mermaid, plus our new favourite Tiny Tail and the Lost Treasure.

This is a free event and all are welcome, can’t wait to see you there!

Creative Collage – Find your creative voice

In response to the exhibition, Sounds Like Her, join local photomontage artist, Adele Karmazyn, and find your creative voice through the medium of collage. Using 19th century photographs, scanned images, textures and drawings, take inspiration from Adele’s collection and create a multi-layered image. 19th Century women feature strongly in Adele’s work, playfully bringing in various objects and scenery to create a surreal, dreamlike image, taking you to another place and time.

Included in admission

No need to book.

Doctor Ferret’s Wild West Medicine Road Show

Doctor Ferret’s Wild West Medicine Road Show

Featuring Martin & Richard as the world-famous rollicking raconteur Dr Delius Ferret and his multi-talented musical sidekick, Rocky Wild Man Racoon.

Times are hard but Salvation is at hand! Ferret and the Wild Man, have come all the way from the US of A to The Riverside Festival with a wagon-full of Dr Ferret’s Miracle Elixir.

It’ll cure baldness, a snotty nose, a boil on your nether regions. It can even turn bad kids good! But don’t just take the good doctor’s word for it. Come and be part of his extraordinary musical and immersive Story Adventures which reveal the secret ingredient to be – loving kindness!

Head out to the hills with

Skull and Bones

A moral and melodramatic tale of the Wild West!

When the Grim Reaper carries off their gang leader, three Wild Young Outlaws, ride out looking for revenge.  But greed for gold, gambling, gluttony, and a devilish little gremlin soon lead them astray.

Doctor Ferret’s Wild West Medicine Road Show

Doctor Ferret’s Wild West Medicine Road Show

Featuring Martin & Richard as the world-famous rollicking raconteur Dr Delius Ferret and his multi-talented musical sidekick, Rocky Wild Man Racoon.

Times are hard but Salvation is at hand! Ferret and the Wild Man, have come all the way from the US of A to The Riverside Festival with a wagon-full of Dr Ferret’s Miracle Elixir.

It’ll cure baldness, a snotty nose, a boil on your nether regions. It can even turn bad kids good! But don’t just take the good doctor’s word for it. Come and be part of his extraordinary musical and immersive Story Adventures which reveal the secret ingredient to be – loving kindness!

Follow in the footsteps of

The Mouse who Jumped

A Plains Indian tale starring the most adventurous mouse that ever lived! Dance and sing with her as she joins a carnival of animals, finds the river for the first time, meets a frog who gives her some dangerous advice and sets off on a reckless journey across the desert to the Misty Mountain.

Space Blast Poetry Writing Workshop

Space Blast Poetry Writing Workshop

Join local published poet Carole Bromley for a family poetry writing session.

6 – 11 years and their adult

Tickets can be bought through any Explore York Library or by ringing 01904 552828

Children’s Magic Workshops

26th July 2019 – 11:00am
27th July 2019 – 11:00am
28th July 2019 – 11:00am

Magicians from the prestigious Magic Circle & West End Magic present an unforgettable magic workshop suitable for children, Hogwarts professors Oliver Tabor & Wayne Trice will be on duty to teach young wizards aged 7-13!

Interactive workshops offering different spells for young wizards & witches to learn and amaze. A small show will be presented at the end of the workshop for the young wizards who wish to amaze the parents! All materials and props are supplied which you get to keep!!

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Phoenix Puppet Workshop

Make puppets and music to perform a puppet show in which Gopher Girl and her brother Haji track down Demon Dog and free their friends.

Ideal for age 7+, younger children will need an adult helper.

Play Pirates on The Barge!

Play Pirates on The Barge!

Come and play pirates on the barge with Arty Farty Kids! Lots of fun to keep little ones entertained.

Accompanying adults must stay on the barge.

Space: Astronaut Adventures

From a childhood dream to BLAST OFF…we’ll be delving into deep space, exploring the sights, sounds and sensations of life in astronomy!

TiP camps are a perfect cure for holiday boredom. Running from 9:00 – 16:00 the day is full of a variety of STEM based activities all based on the chosen theme.

The day starts at 9:00 as children are dropped off, meet and greet with the session leader and get to know their fellow camp mates over a small starter activity. We usually spend the first few minutes of the day getting to know the children and introducing the topic of the day before getting stuck in with a morning full of exciting activities!

Activities could be anything from diving for organs with our mannequin friend Mystie, building rockets from recycled materials or planning, filming and staring in your own stop motion video! At 12:00 we break for an hour to enjoy our packed lunches, play outside in the fresh air or relax over a book. After lunch we build, code, craft and experiment our way through the afternoon making sure to stop for brain food midway through.

The day usually ends with a TiP Trip Down Memory Lane to encourage recall learning and the presentation of certificates before collection at 16:00.

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays.

We have 7 special classes planned to keep your little ones entertained over the long hot summer.

Classes are running:
Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd July – Zog
Tues 30th July – There’s a Tiger in the Garden
Mon 5th & Tues 6th August – Aliens Love Underpants
Mon 12th & Tues 13th August – Where the Wild Things Are
Mon 19th & Tues 20th August – Giraffes can’t Dance
Tues 27th August – Thomas the Tank Engine
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd September -The Squirrels who squabbled

Times and venues as follows:
Every Monday
11am (walking – 5 years) – York Railway Institute
1.30pm (Walking – 5 years) – TESCO Community Room, Askham Bar

Every Tuesday
9.15am Babies (birth-walking) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
10am Toddlers 1 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.
11am Toddlers 2 (walking – 5 years) at Knavesmire Children’s Centre.

All Classes have limited availability so booking is essential. Classes are £5 on a pay as you go basis over the school holidays (additional siblings are £2 per class )
To book email gemma@hoglets.org.uk

Summer ART CAMP 2019

Calling all schoolchildren and Young Artists of York, UK: Art Camp runs during the school holidays, with Pokémon art, Manga art, and sophisticated GCSE art skills taught. This is a chance for children and young people to get creative, guided by award winning teachers.

Book now for the SUMMER week beginning Mon 22nd – Fri 26th JULY 2019

The sessions take place at English Martyrs Hall, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DA. Plenty of parking and a big garden space for lunch and play.

The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3:30pm.

£80 per child for 4 days / £20 per day.

Sibling discounts available.

Quote: sibling at checkout to get 10% discount

All art to be exhibited in city centre gallery spaces later in 2019.
Places are limited so please do get in touch early!

Meet Terry Deary

Meet Terry Deary

We are super excited to announce that Terry Deary will be joining us in store on Saturday 20th July signing books!

This is a free event and all are welcome, can’t wait to see you!

Summer of Fun: Space Week!

We are hosting six weeks of fun in store and we want everyone to come and join in and share the holidays with us!

Launching our first week of fun with all things space! We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in store this week. We will have storytimes every day, Space hunts, activities and much more!

This is a free event, all are welcome to come along.

Can’t wait to see you!

Arty Farty activity days at Spark York

Children can get creative this summer at Spark York, where a special programme of fun events has been launched.

The newly-created Arty Farty CIC, upstairs at Spark in Piccadilly, is running activities on July 20, 21 and 31, and then on 25 separate days in August.

Events include Lego club, den-building, story sessions, mask-making and much more.

There is a small cost for materials, depending on the activity. Full details, including start times, can be found at artyfartycic.org

Arty Farty CIC seeks to put creativity at the heart of living, learning and working in York and works closely with individuals and groups to help them and the community to find their voice, achieve positive outcomes and celebrate their identity. 

Here’s the full list of confirmed activities so far. Any additions will be added to the website.l

July

20th: Drop in and do arty stuff

21st: Bit box building bugs

31st: The Pirates are coming 

August

1st: Lego club 

2nd: Easy Peasy dream catchers

3rd & 4th: Shadow puppets & stories

6th: Bit box fun

7th: Dress up & dens 

8th: Lego club

9th: Paper dolls & superheroes

10th: Talk takes and story sticks

13th: Day at the races

14th: Dress up & dens 

15th: Lego club

16th: Bridlington Bob and the wish fish

17th: Secret doors 

18th: Motorcar madness

20th: Splish splosh splash

21st: Paper dolls & superheroes

22nd: Lego club

23rd: Film star

24th: Masks get creative

25th: Unicorn wind chimes  

27th: Dream catchers

28th: Film star

29th: Lego club

30th: Wave a flag

Hobby Craft Free Summer Workshops

Hobby Craft Free Summer Workshops

Have you checked out Hobby Craft’s FREE kids’ in-store events taking place throughout the summer holidays?

Click the event website below for more information about dates.

York River Art Market

York River Art Market is a unique art and design market, set in a stunning riverside city centre location and hosts a variety of established and emerging UK-based artists.