Ah, six long weeks of summer holidays is about to begin…Now what?

Fortunately there’ll be no chance of boredom as there is fun to be had for the whole family this summer in York!

You can see all the upcoming events in our things to do guide here.


And if we’ve missed a key event add it here, and let us know on info@yorkmix.com.

Have a great summer!

All summer long

Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Fri, March 23 - Mon, March 23
Yorkshire Museum
Museum Gardens
York, YO1 7FR United Kingdom
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Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited

York Maze

Sat Jul 13 @ 10.00 am - Mon Sep 2 @ 6.30 pm
York Maze
Elvington Lane
York, YO19 5LT United Kingdom
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With over 20 different rides, attractions and shows to enjoy York Maze offers an amazing fun-filled full family day out

Mr Hudson’s Summer Holiday at The Mansion House

Wed Jul 17 @ 10.30 am - Sun Sep 1 @ 4.30 pm
York Mansion House
Saint Helen’s Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Summer is here, and from July 17th York Mansion House comes alive with hidden trails, sparkling treasure, and delicious smells

Summer Holidays at the Yorkshire Air Museum!

Summer Holidays at the Yorkshire Air Museum!

Thu Jul 18 - Fri Aug 30
Yorkshire Air Museum
Elvington
York, YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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There's are children's trails for future pilots, hands-on history and the Dakota Paratrooper Experience

Summer at the National Railway Museum

Summer at the National Railway Museum

Sat Jul 20 - Sun Sep 1
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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Enjoy stimulating science-packed shows, games and puzzles as we get the whole family working together to solve problems this summer.

Family fun

Breaking the Mould: The Story of KitKat

Breaking the Mould: The Story of KitKat

Sat Mar 30 @ 10.00 am - Tue Dec 31 @ 4.00 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD United Kingdom
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This exhibition will uncover the secrets behind the world’s most popular confectionery brand.

Summer Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

Summer Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

Sat Jul 20 - Sun Sep 1
Piglets Adventure Farm
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane
York, YO32 9ST United Kingdom
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Mazes, magic, sand and water fun – and the end-of-day foam parties – should keep them busy!

Curse of the Witch

Sat Jul 20 - Sun Sep 8
York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD United Kingdom
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Is evil lurking in the York Dungeon?

Splashtastic Summer at the Web Adventure Park

Splashtastic Summer at the Web Adventure Park

Sat Jul 20 @ 11.00 am - Sun Sep 1 @ 5.00 pm
The Web Adventure Park
Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road
York, YO32 2RH United Kingdom
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Squelch, squish and splish-splash through our different water activities - you may wish to bring spare clothing

The York Bid Micklegate Soapbox Challenge

Mon Aug 26 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Micklegate
Micklegate
York, YO1 6LF United Kingdom
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Spectators can look forward to a host of homemade carts hurtling their way down the cobbles of the street at breakneck speeds

Stoneyard Open Day

Stoneyard Open Day

Fri Aug 30 @ 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
York Minster Stoneyard
Deangate
York, YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Go behind the scenes at York Minster’s Stoneyard and see the ancient craft skills used to preserve the 800-year-old cathedral at the annual open day.

Mythical Makes

Fri Aug 30 @ 10.30 am - 4.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10.30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, August 30

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Join us in a programme of drop-in family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August. Will we be making masks, panpipes, or collage?

Art, books and stories

Hobby Craft Free Summer Workshops

Hobby Craft Free Summer Workshops

Fri Jul 19 - Fri Aug 30
Monks Cross
Monks Cross Shopping Centre, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington
York, YO32 9GX United Kingdom
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In-store events are taking place throughout the summer hols. And some of them involve slime

Arty Farty activity days at Spark York

Sat Jul 20 @ 10.30 am - Fri Aug 30 @ 5.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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A special programme of fun events includes Lego club, den-building, story sessions, mask-making and more

Artrageous!

Artrageous!

Fri Aug 2 @ 12.00 pm - Fri Aug 30 @ 3.00 pm
Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery
Beningbrough
York, North YO30 1DD United Kingdom
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Join the ever popular family art and craft workshops this summer and take home your very own arty masterpiece

Summer of Fun – Superheroes Assemble

Summer of Fun – Superheroes Assemble

Sat Aug 24 @ 10.30 am - Fri Aug 30 @ 5.00 pm
Waterstones
15 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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Dire news mighty heroes! The forces of boredom have invaded, and so we have enlisted a crack team of heroes

Hoglets – Summer of Stories

Mon Aug 26 @ 11.00 am - 2.30 pm
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One event on Tue, July 30 at 11.00 am

One event on Mon, August 5 at 11.00 am

One event on Tue, August 6 at 11.00 am

One event on Mon, August 12 at 11.00 am

One event on Tue, August 13 at 11.00 am

One event on Mon, August 19 at 11.00 am

One event on Tue, August 20 at 9.15 am

One event on Mon, August 26 at 11.00 am

One event on Mon, September 2 at 11.00 am

One event on Tue, September 3 at 11.00 am

Various venues
United Kingdom

Hoglets are running at their usual times, days and venues through out the Summer Holidays. We have 7 special classes

Paper Play on Saturday

Sat Aug 31 @ 10.30 am - 4.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10.30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 31

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United States
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Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display

Meet Catherine Jacob

Meet Catherine Jacob

Sat Aug 31 @ 12.00 pm
Waterstones
15 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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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


Animals and outdoors

Summer in Dean’s Park: Look Up!

Summer in Dean’s Park: Look Up!

Sat Jul 27 @ 9.00 am - Sun Sep 1 @ 4.30 pm
Dean’s Park
Deangate
York, YO1 United Kingdom
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Enjoy a range of family activities in York Minster’s Dean’s Park this summer holidays designed to make young explorers look up!

Become a garden apprentice

Become a garden apprentice

Mon Aug 26 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11.00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 26

Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery
Beningbrough
York, North YO30 1DD United Kingdom
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Every Monday in August, grab your badge, pick up your trowel and become a Beningbrough garden apprentice

Bug busting in the hall

Bug busting in the hall

Tue Aug 27 @ 11.30 am - 3.30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11.30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, August 27

Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery
Beningbrough
York, North YO30 1DD United Kingdom
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Drop into the hall every Tuesday in August and find out how the team look after it and keep the bugs at bay

Sporty fun

Sporty Summer

Sporty Summer

Thu Jul 18 @ 10.30 am - Sun Sep 29 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Challenge the family to a game of tennis, have a leisurely game of boules on our bowling green or try your hand at clock golf

York City Holiday Courses

Tue Jul 23 - Fri Aug 30
Various venues
United Kingdom

York City FC Foundation Summer Holiday Camps. Our Holiday Camps are designed for both boys and girls who are enthusiastic

T’ai Chi for All at The Mansion House

Sun Aug 25 @ 9.30 am - 10.30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9.30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25

York Mansion House
Saint Helen’s Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Open to all ages, and no experience necessary, you will be led through this gentle exercise that promotes relaxation, balance, health and fitness

Music

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Shows and screenings

Cinema in the Park 2019 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Cinema in the Park 2019

Tue Aug 27 @ 8.00 pm - Thu Aug 29 @ 8.00 pm
Dean’s Park
Deangate
York, YO1 United Kingdom
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After a successful debut last summer, we’re delighted to announce the return of the nation’s favourite open-air cinema – Luna – with a series of new feature-length blockbusters

Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather

Fri Aug 30 - Sun Sep 1
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, Hetty Feather will appeal to children aged 7+ but also their adults who either have read the book as a child or enjoy reading it to their own children


History fun

Summer Family Fun

Summer Family Fun

Sat Jul 20 - Sun Sep 1
Eden Camp
Edenhouse Road
Malton, YO17 6RT United Kingdom
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We’ve got fun for the whole family this summer holiday at Eden Camp, including carnival games, quizzes, a dressing up box and military vehicles

Little Diggers Summer Fun

Little Diggers Summer Fun

Sun Aug 4 - Sun Sep 1
DIG
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NN United Kingdom
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Join us this summer with your little ones and discover the fun of archaeology and history with our special Little Diggers sessions!

1940s Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend

1940s Living History August Bank Holiday Weekend

Sat Aug 24 - Sun Aug 25
Eden Camp
Edenhouse Road
Malton, YO17 6RT United Kingdom
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Reenactment groups will be portraying both military and civilians, helping to enhance the 1940s theme and allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period

Back to school

Back to school

Sat Aug 24 @ 9.30 am - Mon Aug 26 @ 5.00 pm
Goddards
27 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1GG United Kingdom
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Get ready for going back to school with special displays and activities to experience the Terry children’s last days of

Prehistoric School Holiday Activities

Prehistoric School Holiday Activities

Tue Aug 27 @ 11.30 am - Sat Aug 31 @ 3.00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tue, August 27 at 11.30 am

Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Murton
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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This summer for the first time we will be running prehistoric activities for general visitors to Murton Park

Living History At The Hall

Living History At The Hall

Wed Aug 28 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wed, July 31 at 12.00 pm

One event on Sat, August 3 at 12.00 pm

One event on Wed, August 14 at 12.00 pm

One event on Wed, August 21 at 12.00 pm

One event on Wed, August 28 at 12.00 pm

One event on Wed, October 30 at 12.00 pm

Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, Stonegate
York, YO1 8AR United Kingdom
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Join us at Barley Hall to meet one of our volunteer Costumed Interpretation Guides as they showcase late medieval life

Transport

Nimrod Open Day and Live Propellor Aircraft at the Museum

Nimrod Open Day and Live Propellor Aircraft at the Museum

Mon Aug 26
Yorkshire Air Museum
Elvington
York, YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Nimrod Open Day This Bank Holiday Monday is Nimrod Open Day. The Museum’s Nimrod aircraft will be open to visitors

Further afield

Summer Holidays – Witches and Wizards

Summer Holidays – Witches and Wizards

Sat Jul 20 @ 10.00 am - Sun Sep 1 @ 5.30 pm
Mother Shipton
Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Road, High Bridge
Knaresborough, HG5 8DD United Kingdom
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Visit the Wuthering Woodland, be sorted into a school house and meet your magic teachers. Attend all your lessons including Flying and Potions to become a qualified witch or wizard

Get Hands On With History – Myths and Legends

Get Hands On With History – Myths and Legends

Sat Jul 20 @ 11.00 am - Sun Sep 1 @ 5.00 pm
Whitby Abbey
Abbey Lane
Whitby, YO22 4JT United Kingdom
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England’s past is bursting with tales of brave heroes, formidable foes and weird and wonderful happenings. Join us at Whitby Abbey to uncover these myths and legends for yourself

Summer fun at Nunnington Hall

Summer fun at Nunnington Hall

Thu Aug 1 - Sat Aug 31
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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Check out the Bare Bones exhibition and get up close to skeletons from the likes of the Burmese python, a wallaby in mid run, and the delicate bones of a crow

The Great Fairy and Pixie Gathering  Copy

Circus, Circus

Wed Aug 28 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Burnby Hall
The Balk, Pocklington
York, YO42 2QF United Kingdom
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Roll up, roll up! Come and join the circus fun with our circus-themed children’s activity day

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

Fri Sep 6 @ 10.30 am - Sat Sep 7 @ 5.00 pm
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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In partnership with the Open Heritage Scheme, enjoy a visit to this special place free of charge to find out about its history