Things to do in York this weekend – 18-20 October 2019

There are spooky goings-on at the Mansion House…

Lots to do this weekend! Haunted houses, chocolate celebrations, vintage finds and “Ey Up!” it’s the Yorkshire Marathon.

As always York’s biggest and best things to do guide is here.

This weekend, York Mansion House will be transformed into York Haunted House for Halloween. A spooky experience aimed at ages 6-13, visitors will be guided around an immersive adventure to protect the house from the ghosts that reside there. An additional spooky adventure will run on Halloween night, for both children and adults!

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Learn all about the history of one of York’s chocolate families this weekend. Take part in indulgent activities like making your own chocolate box, and experience what it would have been like to work for Terry’s in the factory.

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Pop icon Will Young is stopping at the Barbican this Sunday on his UK tour. The Pop Idol winner has multiple chart-topping albums, two Brit Awards and four UK number one singles. Don’t miss this pop legend performing from his latest album.

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A vintage clothing sale weekend at Spark! Fresh stock will be added both days so there will be plenty to search through to find that hidden gem.

Mad Alice is a brand new play by Victoria Delaney and produced by Off The Rock Productions. The world premiere brings us into the life of the infamous character, whose ghost is said to haunt York’s very own Lund’s Court. Who was she? What was her life really like? Find out at the John Cooper Studio.

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78 breweries, 16 countries, 1 epic festival is the tagline for this years CollabFest at BrewDog York. The multi-bar beer festival is even bigger this year, and it’s all about celebrating and supporting Craft Brewers from all over the world. Get your drinking trousers on!

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Join actor Craig Parkinson, star of Line of Duty, in this live podcast recording with special guests performance poet JB Barrington and actor Art Malik. They will chat through how their life story has made them into the creative people they are today.

The Yorkshire Marathon is here! Since 2013 the event has been tempting athletes and amateurs alike to conquer the 26.2 miles around York’s historic sites and North Yorkshire countryside. Entries for the Yorkshire Marathon are now closed but that definitely doesn’t mean you can’t go along to support from the sidelines.