School Holidays & Special Events York

Easter Holidays

Easter Holiday 2018 – Saturday 24th March – Sunday 8th April

Please check with individual schools as dates may differ slightly from these depending on teacher training etc. and are also subject to change

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According to McGee Art Camp

Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March.

Calling all schoolchildren and Young Artists of York, UK: Art Camp runs once more for the Easter Holidays.

Pokémon art, Manga art, and sophisticated GCSE art skills are taught. This is a chance for children and young people to get creative, guided by award winning teachers. Secure a place by replying with an email to or calling Greg McGee on 07973653702.

The sessions take place at English Martyrs Hall, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DA. Plenty of parking and a big garden space for lunch and play. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3:30pm. £80 per child for 4 days / £20 per day. Sibling discounts available.

All art to be exhibited in city centre gallery spaces later in 2018.

Places are limited so please do get in touch early! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any queries.

T: 07973653702

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Calvary Chapel Easter Holiday Club

Come and join in the fun at our Easter Holiday Club as we become detectives for the morning and solve some very important cases!
There will be lots of games, activities, crafts, prizes, songs, dramas and bible stories.
The morning is split between main stage time where we watch dramas, fun singing and have an interactive story time. Then we split into different age groups for lots of fun games, activities and crafts. With lots of opportunities to win prizes every morning!
The different age groups will be 4-5yrs, 6-8yrs and 9-11yrs.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please let us know about any allergies and any other needs on the registration form filled out by parent/carer on arrival.
All leaders are DBS checked.
Parking is limited but there is room to drop off and collect.
For any more information please email Esther at

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Castle Howard at Easter

24th March – 15th April 2018

The Easter holidays will be stacked full to the brim with fun activities to entertain the whole family.

Visit the Easter Farmyard down at The Boathouse from Friday 30th March until Monday 2nd April.

WonderPhil will be running family magic workshops and performing a daily magic show. The sessions will take place from Tuesday 3rd April – Thursday 5th April in the Grecian Hall. Workshops will take place from 10am – 12noon and shows from 2pm. Tickets are £12 per child for the Workshops and £6 per child for Show tickets. Booking is essential.

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist around the gardens. Several birds have lost their eggs, and we need some intrepid egg-splorers to help reunite them. Look out for wildlife along the way with our new bird spotters guide and then hop on a binocular boat tour of the Great Lake to spot some of the water birds Castle Howard is famous for.

Make a day of it by taking part in Easter crafts and games, enjoying homemade treats from our cafes and taking a spring stroll on a daffodil walk.

Easter Afternoon Teas – Available Friday 30th March to Sunday 1st April
Inclusive Afternoon Tea, House & Grounds tickets are £43.95.
Inclusive Afternoon Tea & Grounds tickets are £36.95 (or £25 for members of the Castle Howard Friends Scheme)

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

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Energi Trampoline Park

Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.
Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
T: 01904 360 500


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Forest Church – Community Litter Pick

5th April – 10 am. Join us in Knavesmire Woods to help clear away litter and to plant seeds in egg boxes.
We will also have hot chocolate and biscuits.
Free – donations welcome. Meet at 107 Dringthorpe Road, YO24 1LF


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Fun Science – Launch Event

Sat March 31st, 11am -1pm

Fun Science is launching in North Yorkshire! Come along to our fun, free launch event at Monks Cross shopping park and find out all about fantastic Fun Science parties, holiday clubs and school clubs for ages 3-10.

Make candyfloss, mix up slime and raise hair with the Van der Graaff generator!

Find out more or contact us:

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Harlow Carr – Easter Events

30th March – 16th April 2018

Enjoy all the Easter activities at Harlow Carr Gardens:

Lindt Bunny trail Daily, 30 March – 16 April
Hop through the garden on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, following the clues to lead you to a delicious treat for your best Easter ever!

Easter Weekend fun 30 March – 2 April
As well as following the Lindt Gold Bunny trail, you can say hello to Easter Bunny (11am – 2pm) and meet our cute Easter babies (11am – 2pm). Plus visit the Sunley Room for some bunny craft (10.30am – 3.30pm).

Get crafty! 4 & 11 April
Roll up your sleeves and make bunny and chick baskets to take home. Sessions 10.30am – 3.30pm

Garden Detectives 4 & 11 April
Meet the wacky Garden Detectives, on hand to welcome you and to share their themed stories at selected times throughout the day. Meet the Detectives from 10.30am – 3.30pm; shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Birds of prey display and flying shows 5 & 12 April
See birds of prey up close and watch spectacular flying shows. Be amazed as the birds swoop low over your head, catch food in mid-air and even land on the hands of willing volunteers.10am – 3pm; flying shows at 11am & 1pm

Visit our WEBSITE for more details.

Get 10% off online garden entry tickets at
RHS Garden Harlow Carr is located 2miles from Harrogate Town Centre

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Liberty Jayne Photography – Fairy Day

Friday 30th March & Sat 31st March (Dates also available 28th & 29th April).

Only £49 Includes: magical fairy experience, all costumes/wings/set, 10×8 portrait print of your choice. £49 deducted from any package of beautiful Fairy Art products you may wish to purchase.
“With a background in teaching theatre, I incorporate a knowledge of props, costume, set and storytelling into a truly magical fairy portrait experience. Fun and exciting for
3-13yr old girls where the aim is to capture portraits full of the wonder and innocence of childhood.”
Only 6 40 min sessions available per day. Booking and pre-payment essential at
All costumes, props and fairy accessories are provided, along with a large sprinkling of magic fairy dust pre and post production!
Every fairy girl will take home a fairy gift and visit the enchanted garden as part of the session.
For more details visit my blog at


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Little Mermaid at York Theatre Royal

Wed 4 – Sat 7 April 2018

Spectacular circus and spellbinding songs combine in this extraordinary new adaptation from the award-winning Metta Theatre of Hans Christian Andersen’s children’s story. With awe-inspiring acrobatics and hauntingly beautiful original songs this is a show for all the family.

The Little Mermaid longs for life on land, the Prince is consumed by the lure of the sea. When a raging storm brings them together, the wheels of fate are set in motion. Sacrificing her voice to the powerful Sea Witch, the Mermaid will face many more obstacles if she is ever to be with her Prince. For life on land is not as she dreamed and, unable to return to her sisters beneath, she remains floating helplessly above the waves. Her only hope rests with her sisters – can they help the Prince conquer his fears, return to the sea and reveal his true feelings, before it is too late…

Written by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Designed by William Reynolds – the team that brought you the smash hit Jungle Book – with music by Matt Devereaux, and starring some of the world’s leading circus artists, this breathtakingly beautiful production will enchant everyone from 8 to 108. A triumphant tale of love overcoming all.

Approximately 70 min, no interval. Perfect for ages 8+

Tickets: £16 – £14 Adults | £12 U18s | £48 Family Ticket

Build your confidence and self-expression through the use of your body and voice. All-female and all-male sessions offered for your people aged 14-18, D/deaf and disabled integrated. See times and dates online HERE.

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Make a Noise for God

Sunday 8th April – 3-4 pm

Join us for singing, dancing, playing instruments, a story and butterfly craft activities. Cake and drinks are served at the end. Free – donations welcome.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, YO24 2PN


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Mother Shiptons Cave – Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure

Mon 26th March – Sun 15th April
10am to 4.30pm

Follow the Mother Shipton’s Easter trail and meet characters from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. As you walk through magical woodland props and characters will bring the story of the mischievous bunny to life. Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet.
Hop skip and jump through Mr McGregor’s Marvellous Easter garden. Fun for all the family every day from Monday 26th March to Sunday 15th April. The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).
See the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park also has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop.

T: 01423 864600
Mother Shiptons Cave, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

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National Railway Museum – Easter Family Fun

Join the National Railway Museum for an Easter unlike any other, from 24th March to 15th April. Forget egg hunts, we challenge you to a Treasure Hunt! Download our new app, Treasure Hunters, to take on our challenges and battle as a family. Play during your visit for a unique experience every time, or when you’re out-and-about for fun on the go. Download the free app for your iOS or Android device now.

In addition we’ll have interactive workshops, hands-on activities and live shows throughout the Easter break. Find out more on our WEBSITE.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ
T: 03330 161010


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Piglets Adventure Farm Easter Egg-stravanganza Fun

With egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter at Piglets Adventure Farm.

From 24th March – 15th April 2018, little egg hunters can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt. Find hidden chicks around the farm, grab an egg from each one and then receive a special treat.

Other egg-citing activities include lambing live, lamb bottle feeding, baby chicks, Chicken Flappin’ and the Magic Hatter returns with his comedy magic and Springtime silliness! The fun doesn’t stop there, we have all of our regular activities including tractor trailer rides, bouncing pillows, animal barn and piglet maternity ward, giant sand pit and loads loads more.

Plus, take a tractor & trailer ride up to the Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play area.

It’s eggs-hilarating fun for all the family!

You can book discounted tickets online, go to

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For full information please go to or call 01904 499183

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Rainbows Ceramics – Easter Activities

Slime making dates: Thurs 29 March & Thurs 5th April
Booking required.

Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio, 15-17 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW

T: 01904 675533


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Reading Fairy – Easter Specials

Friday 6th April

Easter themed sensory story-telling, songs, books, games and phonics fun! This is open to all children aged 12 months to 5 years. £6 for first child, ask about sibling discounts.
Reading Fairy, Music Mouse, Chat Cat, Phonic Fox and Book Bear will take you on a magical Easter adventure using sensory props, puppets, unique songs and fun phonics games and resources. Reading Fairy classes are written by early reading experts to nurture a love of reading for life and develop the essential building blocks for learning to read. This Easter special is the perfect opportunity to sample the magic and energy of a session.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.
Book through the Facebook page.

T: 07739961391 (Gemma Robinson)

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Sandburn Hall Easter Fun Day

Monday 2nd April 2018

11am – 3pm

T: 01904 469911


Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB

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Sheriff Alpaca Walking Experience

Come and take one of our lovely Alpacas for a walk through our Organic farm. The walk will take you through fields and woodland and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful creature.

We’re taking booking for the Easter holidays – £20 per adult and £5 per child, for more information visit the website, for group booking discounts please contact us.


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Springtime Live 2018

Saturday 31st March – 9am – 4.30pm

Around every corner you’ll find free activities for children of all ages based around Spring, new life, food and farming and the countryside. All activities at Springtime Live are FREE, you just need to buy a ticket to get in!

The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
T: 01423 541000


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St Nicks – 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Sat 24 Mar 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

St Nicks turns twenty as a registered charity in March 2018 – join us in starting off the year’s celebrations with a treasure hunt, nature walks, reminiscing over archive photos and sharing stories of turning an old rubbish tip into a thriving nature reserve. There’ll be tea and cake too! See our Facebook Events Page.
Entry: Pay As You Feel donation

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST
T: 01904 411821

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St Nicks – Easter Planting & Egg Hunt

Wed 28th March 1pm-3pm
Prepare for Easter by joining in our school holiday event for the whole family – drop by to help plant wildflowers, make crafts with our Eco-Crafters and have a go at our special egg hunt kindly supported by Hungate York Regeneration (joint venture partnership between Lendlease and Evans Property Group). The event is part of our St Nick Community Woodland project which is funded and supported by Postcode Local Trust.
Free entry, donations welcome. Booking is NOT required to take part in the event. If you can, please register interest via Eventbrite so we can ensure enough crafts materials and prizes for all.

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST
T: 01904 411821

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Technology in Play – Easter Holiday Camps 2018

We are really pleased to announce we will be running sessions camp in the Easter Holidays.
Sessions will take place at Bootham Junior School from 9am to 4pm:

Wednesday 28th March
Wednesday 4th April

Day Cost: £35

Each day we will have a ‘build and code’ activity prepared for the older children and we will have a combination of STEAM freeplay and leader lead activities.
You can book on the following link: (or through the website)

Single days can be booked as ‘Trials’

Cant wait to see the curious minds there!

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The Deep – Egg-cellent Fun!

Runs from 24th March to 15th April. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).
Spring has sprung at Hull’s award-winning aquarium The Deep, and it’s time to learn about new life in the oceans. Hear about the different eggs laid by some of our most popular residents, including sharks, turtles and penguins. Plus take part in our fun-filled family crafts and an activity trail.
Other highlights include:
Daily dive show at 2pm
Penguin feeds at 11:30am and 3:30pm
Touchpool sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm
Interactive presentations throughout the day
Walking through the underwater viewing tunnel
Riding in the glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean display
Fun on the interactive magic floor and fossil brushing station
Fun in the soft play area
The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on the WEBSITE.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU)
T: 01482 381000


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The Woodland Adventure Company

The Woodland Adventure Company run adventures every school holidays! There are many different adventures to choose from, all of which will provide your child/children with an unforgettable magical experience, as well as the added health benefits of being outdoors and connecting with nature.

Tuesday 27th March – 10am – Enchanted Walk – 3-7 yrs
1:30pm – Bows and Arrows – 7-11 yrs

Thursday 29th March – 10am – Medieval – 3-7 yrs
1:30pm – Fairy and Elf gardens – 3-8 yrs

Tuesday 3rd April – 10am – The Search for the Leprechaun – 2-6 years
1:30pm – Bows and Arrows with Pizza – 7-11 years

Wednesday 4th April – 10am – Fairy house, Potions and Magic Wands – 2 – 6 years
1:30pm – Den Building and Fire lighting 6-11 years

Thursday 5th April – 10am – Medieval – 3-7 years
1:30pm – The Enchanted Walk – 3-7 years

Primrose Hill, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AW
T: 07788713393 (Marie)


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Wild Things Family Forest School – Easter Fun

Wild Things runs outdoor sessions for families. There is a focused activity during each session however, there are lots of other resources to help encourage lots of outdoor play and exploration. At the end of every session we have a campfire to toast marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Easter Fun – Easter Crafts
Monday 26th March at 10:15-11:30am or 1:15-2.30pm
Lots of Easter crafts – decorating eggs, exploring different ways to dye eggs, and an egg hunt!
1st child £12, siblings £10. Siblings under 18 months free.

Easter Fun – Fairies & Elves
Tuesday 27th March at 10:15-11:30am or 1:15-2.30pm
Come and find the fairy and elf houses in the woodland, and create your own mini fairy garden to take home.
1st child £15, siblings £12. Siblings under 18 months free
These activities are aimed at families with children aged 18 months – 10 years.

To book use the booking widgit: or email Emma the date/s you are interested in. Booking is essential as places are limited.

All sessions run from a site at Millthorpe School, Nunthorpe Avenue, YO23 1WF.

Any questions please contact Emma

T: 07968060182


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York Baptist Church – Jungle Expedition (Holiday Club)

A free Holiday Bible Club, ‘Jungle Expedition’, (for primary school aged children) will be at York Baptist Church:
Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th April 2018, 9.45am-12.30pm, with Day 5 as ‘parents come too’ Sunday 8th April 10.45am.

At York Baptist Church, Priory Street, York YO1 6EX.

Each day will comprise songs, Bible stories, crafts and sketch all mixed in with loads of fun. The club is free to attend and the children will receive points which they can exchange for some great prizes throughout the week. Each child will also be given a Club Booklet which includes loads of puzzles and activities to reinforce what is taught each day – and also allows parents to see what has been going on.
The final session on Sunday morning is a parents come too session. It will have holiday club flavour and will include a summary of the week and the announcing of the winning team. Registration forms will be available soon (although you can just turn up on the day).

T: 01904 640124


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York College Performing Arts – Dance Easter Intensive

All places need to be booked and paid for by 20th March for the intensive.

*OFFER* if booked before 18th March – bring a friend for £80, they only pay £50 (so a £30 reduction)


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York Theatre Royal – Extra Easter Activities

Little Mermaid Movement Workshop
Thu 05 Apr
– 10am-1pm £15
Venue: De Grey Rooms Ballroom
Age Recommendations: 8 – 12 years old
Join us as we explore Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid through movement and dance. Diving into a fantasy world of sea kings, mermaids, mermen, underwater creatures and sea witches, this themed workshop includes energetic warm-ups, games, creative movement and dance.
No previous dance experience required.

Easter Egg Hunt, York Theatre Royal
Thu 05 Apr
10:15am & 11:45am £5
Venue: Theatre Foyer
Age Recommendations: 3+
Come and help the Easter Bunny find her missing eggs – someone has stolen them!
Only the empty wrappers are left. Can you help solve the clues and riddles to help find the missing eggs? If you succeed, you’re sure to be given an eggtastic reward!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Animation Workshop, York Theatre Royal
Thu 29 Mar
10am – 1pm, £15
Venue: Workshop 2, De Grey Rooms
Age Recommendations: 11 – 15 years old
Ever wondered how animated films are made? Come and find out from the experts, Glass Cannon, with this hands-on workshop. Have fun making people float across the room and do battle with giant objects, as you learn the tricks of the trade and make your own mini film.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

T: 01904 623568

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Yorkshire Activity Centre – Easter Offers!

Bring your family and friends together to try something different this Easter. If you’re looking to get the kids outdoors, or just some quality time together, then we have you covered.

At our unique site in York, you can try your hand at Archery, are you the next Robin Hood?!
We will play various games to improve your skill and before you know it, you will be hitting the target in no time!
If this doesn’t tempt you to get outdoors, we’re pretty sure our Bushcraft course will.
Get the kids to leave the technology behind and join us for an hour around the campfire.
With our advanced instructors, in your session you will learn all about building shelters and fires, and toast marshmallows!
Take advantage of this special offer for £30 for two people, or £40 for four. This is for one hour of Archery, OR one hour of Bushcraft.
Valid Monday – Friday (26th – 30th March, 2nd – 6th April)
Session times are 2pm for Archery or 3pm for Bushcraft.
Suitable from the age of 7.
* Pre booking only, subject to availability. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer *

T: 01904 264643

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Yorkshire Museum – Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Opens 24th March – Museum open every day

Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition. From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes. Experience each Jurassic world as the colossal creatures and their surroundings are brought to life using the latest research and ground-breaking technology. Inspect the finest details of an ichthyosaur as its flesh and skin are superimposed over its preserved skeleton; serve a sauropod dinosaur its supper as our VR headset reincarnates the oldest sauropod remains ever found in the UK; tremble at a terrifying Megalosaur tooth as you stand amid the carnivore’s hunting habitat, and much more. Rediscover our prehistoric predecessors through the oldest and most fascinating remains in the region as you step into Yorkshire’s Jurassic World.

Extra Events:

Family Fun in the Science Lab
Daily 24 March – 8 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Jurassic Trail
Daily 24 March – 15 April

Jurassic Museum Monkeys (sessions for under 5’s)
24 March – 8 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
T: 01904 687687


All Star Football Academy Easter holiday camps

Fun, safe and open to all ability levels.
Standard day 10am-3pm £12, Extended day 8am-5.30pm £18
Ofsted registered.
Venue: Poppleton JFC, Millfield Lane, YO266NY

T: 07711871170 (Christian Fox)

Beetle Bank Farm – Easter Holidays

24th March – 8th April

View the hatchery (you may see chicks hatching!), Bottle feed our new lambs, Meet our new piglets, Join the Easter Egg Hunt (Friday 30th – Sunday 1st Only), Make an Easter Bonney (Friday 30th – Sunday 1st Only, booking required, Meet all our animals and learn about some rare breeds.

Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, York, YO19 5XD.
T: 01904 488796

Explore Library – Easter Activities

Thursday 29th March – 3.00 – 4.00pm

Stories and spring themed crafts.
Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Tickets £1.50

Explore Clifton Library, Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 5SJ

Get Out More – Easter holiday forest school

26th & 27th March – 10am – 3pm

Qualified & experienced forest school leaders Sophie and Rachel are looking forward to a fun 2-day programme of den building, woodland crafts, wild games, imaginative play and a campfire this Easter.
£42 per child for full programme. Book via Get Out More CIC website.

T: 07540 857865

Holgate Windmill Easter Trail

Mon 2nd April 2018 11am-4pm

A special Easter Trail around the windmill, finding chicks and solving puzzles for an Easter prize.
Standard admission (£3 adults, £1 for 5-18 years) plus 50p per child for the Easter activity, all ages welcome. No pre-booking required.

Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, York. YO26 4TX

Jam Factory Easter Rocks!

Tuesday 3rd-Thursday 5th April 10am-4pm

Get to use all of our facilities to write and rehearse songs, record in the studio have a mini photo shoot and put on a live gig at the John Cooper Theatre! A fun, music packed course for any budding rockstar!
Ages 9-16, £89.50 / £79.50 with a York Card

T: 01904 339879

Kindermusik with Cath Smithson – Easter Specials

Come and sing, dance and play simple percussion with your little ones.
‘Family Time’ (0-7yrs) PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
£6/child, £8/two siblings, £9/three siblings. First class FREE to newcomers!
29/03 – 2pm – Vestry of St.Clement’s Church YO23 1BG
03/04 – 2pm – Vestry of St.Clement’s Church
04/04 – 10am – Clifton Parish Church YO30 6BH
07/04 – 10am – Vestry of St.Clement’s Church

To book, call Cath on 07982 607674 or via FB/website.

Little Bites Cookery – Easter Baking

Sunday 25th March (10 -12pm) Derwenthorpe

Children learn to make two Easter themed recipes. One will be a healthier version of chocolate nests and also some savoury biscuits. Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 years. Under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult.£15 per child for 2hrs. Book your place via Little Bites website or via telephone.

T: 07768207839

Monks Cross’ Eco Wheels event!

Thursday 5 April, 11am-3pm

It’s a day of two wheeled fun for all the family! The perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to take the pedaling plunge to road test bikes and get some expert advice.

Monks Cross Shopping Park, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, YO32 9GX

Monks Cross Shopping Park – Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday 31st March

The shopping centre will play host to a jam-packed day of fun, with activities taking place from 11am – 4pm.
Children will be invited to craft their own bunny ears to take home, before hopping off on an Easter egg hunt around the centre to collect chocolate treats.

Monks Cross Shopping Park, York, YO32 9GX

Revise it Right

5th April

GCSE English Language revision session 9am-12pm and GCSE English Literature revision session 1pm-3pm at the University of York. Run by outstanding English teachers. Tickets sold via Eventbrite website search for ‘Revise it Right’ or find us on Facebook.

T: 07399540247

Spotlight Dance Academy

Craft & Tumble
Age 2 ½ – 5 School Reception
27/03/18, 9am – 10am – £7 per child

Craft & ACRO
Age 6 (Year 1) – 10 (Year 5)
27/03/18, 10am – 12pm – £12 per child
Stay for Lunch (10 – 1pm) and mini activity for only £3 more

Tumbles and dance followed by PJ’s, pizza, chat, and chocolate fun!
Age 11 (Year 6) +
28/03/18, 6pm – 9pm- £18 per person

Spotlight Dance Academy, Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton
T: 07565 961993

Spring into Fishing

March 31st 10-14.30

Everything needed to learn more about the wonderful world of fishing is provided on the day, together with events and games, and our friendly volunteers will make everyone really welcome. Spring Into Fishing sessions are for all ages and experience levels so they’re perfect for complete beginners too.

FREE event but registration required via ‘Get Fishing’ website or T:07854 240368

Pool Bridge Fishery, Wheldrake Lane, Crockery Hill, York, YO19 4SQ

Tennis for All

Monday 26th – Friday 30th March

Holiday tennis coaching at Rowntree Park
Ages 4-9 years 10.00-11.00am, Ages 10-15 years 11.00-12.00pm
Cost: £5 per day. Please book by informing us of your child’s name, age, telephone number and days required.

T: 07926 172939

The Sleep Pirates

26/03 10am – 10.30 – Acomb Explore
28/03 2.30 – 3.00 Wiggington Rec Hall
29/03 10.30 – 11.00 Clifton Explore, 2.00pm – 2.30 – York Explore, 3.30pm – 4.00 York Explore (a relaxed performance for children with autism, learning or sensory disabilities)
03/04 10.30am – 11.00 – Tang Hall Library

Hoglets Theatre presents this magical tale of swashbuckling pirates, flying ships and shooting stars, a real treat for ages 2-7 years. £2 per person booking essential.

T: 01904 552828 to book

The Web Adventure Park

There’s lots happening over the holidays, with extra Easter excitement every day. We’re looking forward to regular appearances from our Mad Hatter with a chance for children to win Easter treats in the fun and games. We’ve also got daily activities on so check out our website for more details.

Clifton Gate Business Park, Wiggington Road, York, YO32 2RH
T: 01904 692221

The Wonder Years – Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 AM – 1 PM

£3 per entry. Tickets available on the door.

The Bungalow, Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, York, YO32 2FZ
T: 01904 758717

York Art Gallery – Easter Holiday Fun

Fill the Vase with Flowers – Drawing Activity
Daily 24 March – 15 April

Frogs and Flowers in the Studio
Daily 24 March – 8 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Draw on the Floor!
Daily 30 March – 2 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
T: 01904 687687

York Castle Museum – Easter Holiday Fun

A Flavour of a Victorian Easter
Daily 24 March – 8 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Create at Castle
Daily 24 March – 8 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Enjoy family-friendly arts and crafts activities.

Easter Trail
Daily 24 March – 15 April

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY
T: 01904 687687

York Chocolate Story – Easter: A Cracking Chocolate Adventure

Friday 30th March – Saturday 7th April

Unique characters will bring to life an amazing story through games, Easter Egg hunts and – of course – chocolate! It will take place entirely outside, so clothing suitable to the weather is strongly recommended. Recommended for children aged 4-8.

Starts outside Kings Square and moves to the surroundings of the Merchant Adventurers Hall
T: 01904 527765

York City Football Club Foundation – Easter Half Term Holiday course

The Holiday Camps Fun Camps are for ages 4-12 years old. Holiday course standard times are 10am – 3pm. Warm up clubs available from 9 am but must be book separately at a cost of £2.00. Easter fun camps are designed to offer Fun and engaging sessions of mixed abilities. Please be aware that all young people who book on this course must bring a packed lunch, drinks and appropriate sports wear including a rain jacket and warm.

T: 01904 559508

York Easter Family Festival

29 March – 2 April

If it’s family fun you’re after this Easter, then look no further than historic York. A free pantomime, hands-on cookery and a new bunny search are all part of the Easter celebrations.

The Easter panto is for all ages running from Thursday March 29 to Monday April 2 on Parliament Street (11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm).

Events happening across York.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music: The Acoustic and Folk Mini-Fest

Sat 31st March – 14.30 – 21.00

Bringing together and celebrating the finest acoustic and folk music which Yorkshire has to offer, York’s Little Festival of Live Music will showcase over six hours of incredible live music performed in the intimate setting of the Black Swan Inn.

Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR