5 things to do in York this Easter weekend

York is a magnificent place to live, with a rich history and plenty of cultural events to be enjoyed. With Easter weekend just around the corner, here are five events that will be taking place in the city.

1- York Easter family festival
York’s Parliament Street will play host to a variety of entertainment all weekend including street food, chocolate vendors, funfair rides, facing painting, reptile displays and Viking activities from 10am – 4pm (11am on Easter Sunday). More information can be found on the Little Vikings website. 

2- York Chocolate Festival
York has a proud history of links with the confectionery and chocolate industry from as far back as 1781 when the city boasted eight confectioners. Today York remains home to the Nestle factory and was the birthplace of many a favourite chocolate bar.  York’s Chocolate Festival which runs from Friday 25th – Monday 28th March will include chocolate demonstrations, live music and much more. For more information please visit the official York Chocolate Festival website.

3 - National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum is one of the top attractions in York and has a whole host of different activities on over the Easter holidays including ‘Build Your Own Flying Scotsman’ and an enjoyable miniature railway. Visit for more info.

4 - Easter Vintage Festival
From the 24th March – 11th April a vintage fair will be held in Parliament Street, York City Centre together with a restored train ride and game stalls for the children to enjoy. Find out more at

5 - Victorian weekend at York Castle Museum
York Castle Museum will host a series of events throughout the Easter weekend with egg and spoon races, treasure hunts and prize draw competitions. Admission is £10 for adults but children under 16 go free with one paying adult.  Visit for more information.

York was recently voted one of the best destinations in the UK according to TripAdvisor and is regularly voted the place where people most want to live in the UK. To find out more read our guide: ‘Why Live in York’.

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