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That JORVIK Viking Thing 2021

February 15 - February 20

Fun for children at the world’s largest online Viking Festival

That JORVIK Viking Thing, 15 – 20 February 2021

Staying true to York’s Viking roots, the world’s largest online Viking festival – That JORVIK Viking Thing – offers hours of Norse-themed family fun, including livestreamed events, virtual tours and the first ever 360-degree immersive version of JORVIK Viking Centre’s world-famous ride through Viking-age York. Using a smart phone, tablet or even a VR headset, you ‘ride’ in one of the time capsules with resident Viking guide, Fastulf, and experience the sounds and sights of 10th century Coppergate – the only thing missing are the smells!

Other firsts are a series of ‘Meet the Vikings’ films, exploring crafts, weapons, food and many other aspects of Viking life, and a fun adventure with the hapless Arnor, as he hunts around his village for a lost ring.

Crafting workshops include Poo Day, on Monday 15 February at 3pm, when children can recreate their own version of the Lloyds Bank Coprolite – the world’s most famous fossilised poo which is on display within JORVIK Viking Centre – and Make a Viking Pot on Thursday 18 February at 3pm.

JORVIKanory is a chance to watch best-selling children’s authors Cressida Cowell, Francesca Simon, Hilary Robinson, David MacPhail, Robert J Harris and Paul Tillery IV read extracts from their Norse-themed children’s books. The videos will be available throughout the week, as will a series of podcasts, one of which features Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary. Also a new chapter from a traditional Viking saga, The Saga of Refr The Sly, will be released every day.

For more information and the full festival programme visit jorvikthing.com or their FACEBOOK page.


February 15
February 20