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Trails & Treasure Hunts in York – updated for 2022

Who doesn’t love a trail or treasure hunt? Equip your mini explorers and little detectives with a map and things to find along the way and you won’t be able to keep up with them! We’ve tracked down all the trails and treasure hunts in York for you to enjoy. Plus most of them are…

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Things to do with toddlers in York – updated for 2022

Are you looking for things to do with toddlers in York?  It’s fair to say toddlers are busy little people. They have endless energy, short attention spans and a curiosity to explore everything. We listed loads of ideas of things to do with toddlers & pre-schoolers in York and further afield. Add some variety to…

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18 fun places near York to swim or paddle outside – updated for 2022

When the weather gets warmer it’s the perfect excuse to go paddling, splashing or swimming outside. There are more places near York for paddling and swimming than you might think! From streams to stepping stones and splash areas to outside swimming pools, we’ve rounded up 18 places near York that you can cool down this…

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Family friendly cycle routes in York

If you want to get out together on a family bike ride, we’ve discovered some family-friendly cycle routes in York. For our family-friendly cycle routes in York, we have picked routes that have as much cycle path as possible.  Be aware, that you may still need to cross main roads or cycle on busier roads….

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What to do when your child won’t access therapy

“I am really worried about my child’s mental health, but I don’t think they will agree to accessing therapy at this point, what can I do?” This is a dilemma we hear from parents and carers quite often, and it’s a really difficult situation to be in. If a child or young person is clearly…

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CBeebies favourite Maddie Moate joins the cast of Peter Pan at York Theatre Royal this year

Award-winning television presenter and You Tuber Maddie Moate is the first signing for this year’s York Theatre Royal pantomime All New Adventures of Peter Pan from 2 December 2022 to 2 January 2023. This is the second time the theatre has produced its annual pantomime in partnership with Evolution Productions. It follows the success of…

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School Holiday Camps full of adventure

*Sponsored Blog by United Education At United Education the aim of our school holiday camps is to enrich the lives of children and educate them through the development of new experiences as well as the opportunity of outdoor and indoor play. We recognise that play is vital in the growth of children and gives them the best chance at…

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York Festival of Ideas offers a variety of free, fun, family-friendly activities 

York Festival of Ideas promises to spark children’s imaginations with lots of FREE and fun hands-on activities, all taking place in person again this year. Explore the moon, watch as York scientists dissect a zombie, get your hands dirty (literally!) as you measure how well trees take up carbon, and join a chocolate tasting. The…

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Sewerby: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Events

The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens now until 17 July 2022. It is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights…

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Unbelievable Science at York Theatre Royal: A Mumbler review

Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Jane On Saturday afternoon we went to York Theatre Royal to see Morgan & West’s brand new show… Unbelievable Science! Find out what we thought in our review below. We enjoyed a nice treat on Saturday afternoon with a visit to York Theatre Royal to see Unbelievable Science. With two…

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