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Theme: Sparks

Spark children's imaginations with storytelling, creative activities and performances. From designing future transportation, to building a sculpture with Lego bricks, all our activities promise to challenge and inspire. 

What's on

Sun
19
Jun

Make a Lego Memory

Make A Lego Memory is a fun drop-in event for families. Come along and get creative with Lego to make buildings, scenes and sculptures inspired by documents and photographs which tell stories of York’s past.

Sat
18
Jun

The Need For Speed

What is the future of train travel in the UK? Join Virgin Trains and University of York physicists for a hands-on challenge to design transportation for the future. Investigate the science of aerodynamics and levitating trains, and see if you can make the fastest train and track. A fun workshop suitable for families with children over seven.

Sat
18
Jun

The Need For Speed

What is the future of train travel in the UK? Join Virgin Trains and University of York physicists for a hands-on challenge to design transportation for the future. Investigate the science of aerodynamics and levitating trains, and see if you can make the fastest train and track. A fun workshop suitable for families with children over seven.

Sat
11
Jun

York Art Gallery Storytelling

What are the stories behind the paintings at York Art Gallery? Come along to this family-friendly event to find out. Running at various times throughout the day, it celebrates York Art Gallery’s nationally renowned collection of paintings through stories written and performed by students from the University of York.

Sat
11
Jun

York Art Gallery Storytelling

What are the stories behind the paintings at York Art Gallery? Come along to this family-friendly event to find out. Running at various times throughout the day, it celebrates York Art Gallery’s nationally renowned collection of paintings through stories written and performed by students from the University of York.

Sat
11
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. Activities are particularly suitable for seven to 13-year-olds but other family members are welcome to join in too.

Sat
11
Jun

York Art Gallery Storytelling

What are the stories behind the paintings at York Art Gallery? Come along to this family-friendly event to find out. Running at various times throughout the day, it celebrates York Art Gallery’s nationally renowned collection of paintings through stories written and performed by students from the University of York.

Sat
11
Jun

York Art Gallery Storytelling

What are the stories behind the paintings at York Art Gallery? Come along to this family-friendly event to find out. Running at various times throughout the day, it celebrates York Art Gallery’s nationally renowned collection of paintings through stories written and performed by students from the University of York.

Fri
10
Jun

Maths on the Go

When life is busy, it isn't always possible to sit down with your child and help them get to grips with important maths skills like multiplication, fractions and general problem solving. In this highly engaging talk - in which children will get a chance to volunteer - author Rob Eastaway offers a range of simple tips and games that you can try anywhere, any time. Suitable for parents, grandparents and children over eight.

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