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Theme: Sparks

Events aimed to spark children’s imaginations! Join us for story-telling and hands-on activities all designed to inspire and excite!

  • Sparks is supported by Shepherds.

What's on

Sun
21
Jun

Map Attack!

An exciting drop-in event for families-get creative with lego making building inspired by York's past.

Sat
20
Jun

Stories of The First World War

Children’s author, Hilary Robinson, will read and explain the background to her two picture books Where The Poppies Now Grow and The Christmas Truce which were published to commemorate the centenary of The First World War.

Sat
20
Jun

Map Attack!

An exciting drop-in event for families-get creative with lego making building inspired by York's past.

Fri
19
Jun

Words in Things

Using transparent materials, participants will create their own unique art that includes a secret Haiku poem hidden inside.

Sun
14
Jun

Map Attack!

An exciting drop-in event for families-get creative with lego making building inspired by York's past.

Sat
13
Jun

Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon

Come along to the Ron Cooke Hub for an afternoon of energetic, crafty, puzzling, scientific and historical fun with University of York postgraduate students at this year’s Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon.

Sat
13
Jun

Goodfest 2015

Join Goodricke College for a fun day of music, games and activities for all the family.

Sat
13
Jun

Storytelling Festival: Art in Museum Gardens

Do you want to watch the paintings of the York Art Gallery come alive in Museum Gardens? This family-friendly event celebrates the reopening of the York Art Gallery and its nationally renowned collection of paintings through stories written and performed by student volunteers from the University of York.

Sat
13
Jun

Secrets of the Chocolate City

In this family event, uncover the secrets and discoveries of York’s chocolate families as the race for milk chocolate began.

Sat
13
Jun

Map Attack!

An exciting drop-in event for families-get creative with lego making building inspired by York's past.

Tue
9
Jun

School Challenge 'Discoveries and Secrets'

A primary-school challenge to communicate a coded message across the classroom.

Fri
5
Jun

The Mozart Question

In partnership with York Minster, author Michael Morpurgo is joined by actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and The Storyteller’s Ensemble. Together they interweave words and music, to tell his haunting tale of survival against the odds, set against the background of the Holocaust.

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