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Keep the whole family entertained this summer with a range of activities designed to help young explorers discover the medieval Minster.
Dragon Quest Trail
Legendary knight, St George, needs your help to find all the dragons in York Minster! Follow the clues and complete your noble quest to discover more about these fascinating fiery creatures that decorate the building. Collect a free trail from our welcome desks or download from our website.
Grab a Little Explorer Backpack
Packed with gadgets including a map, binoculars, and a magnifying glass, our backpacks are perfect for helping little adventurers explore the medieval Minster.
The backpacks are available daily and are free to borrow with general admission on a first come, first served basis.
Get crafty in Dean’s Park – selected Thursdays and Fridays throughout the holidays from 10.00am – 3.00pm
Get hands-on with craft activities in our Summer Tent on selected Thursdays and Fridays during the summer holidays (28 July – 2 September) in Dean’s Park. There will be a different activity each week inspired by the medieval Minster and celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The activities are:
The activities are suitable for children aged 4+ and cost £2.50 per child. Booking in advance online is recommended and tickets are available HERE.
York Bird of Prey Centre (free) – Thursdays and Fridays from 28 July – 2 September
The York Bird of Prey Centre from Huby will join us in Dean’s Park to share and show off the wonderful variety of birds they care for. Drop in throughout the day for free educational talks and demonstrations.
25 Mar - 01 Oct 23
Majesty: Monarchy and York MinsterClick here
14 Jun 23
The Dream of GerontiusClick here
17 Jun 23
The Big Tent Ideas Festival 2023Click here
23 Jun - 16 Sep 23
Open air theatre in Dean's ParkClick here
23 Jun - 16 Sep 23
Summer Holidays at York MinsterClick here
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