DIG birthday parties

Updated 21/09/2020 – Unfortunately, due to the current coronavirus situation, birthday parties at DIG are not available at the present time.

Become a Viking with a party for the history books!

Join us at DIG for a birthday archaeological adventure! Your dedicated Viking host will lead the way through our dig pits, helping kids unearth fascinating artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history. After a fun shield-making activity there will be a delicious party feast, before everyone becomes a real Viking and faces each other in battle!

Parties available on Saturdays and Sundays, at 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm
For ages 4-12
Minimum 12, maximum 25 children
Minimum 2 adults per party; children must be supervised at all times
Prices start from £10 per child

Parties include:

  • Your costumed Viking host
  • Exclusive use of the mezzanine level and activity room at DIG
  • Dig pits, archaeologist talk, shield-making craft and battle workshop
  • Viking helmet hats, party plates, drinking goblets and tableware
  • Viking selfie photo frame and props

Optional catering, party bags, and invitations as extra.

DIG is fully accessible, and has a pram park and changing facilities.


£25 deposit to confirm your booking

£10 per child (without catering)
£15 per child (with catering)

Free for first 4 adults, £2 for each additional adults

To book a party, or for further details, call DIG’s Private Hire Coordinator or email the team.


01904 615505


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