Friday 25th March 2016

Chocolate Events

Visit our Chocolate market housed in gorgeous wooden huts on Parliament Street featuring local chocolate makers.  The Market will be open from 10am-5.30pm daily (11am on Sunday).

Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Lolly - Parliament Street

Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop. Drop in to the Demonstration Tent anytime between 10am (11am Sunday) and 12pm to make yours.

Chocolate Demonstrations - Parliament Street

To complete the Parliament Street chocolate experience, local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. All demonstrations are free.

Friday 25th March

12.30pm - York's Chocolate Story 

1.30pm - Steph Moon

2.30pm - Winner Winner Restraurant

3.30pm - York's Chocolate Story

Live Music

Whilst enjoying your street food and the delightful smell of Chocolate, you'll also be able to listen to some fantastic live music from York's Little Festival of Live Music - Buskathon! There are acts every day during the Festival. See the full line up here.

York's Easter Family Festival - Parliament Street & St Sampsons
Daily 10am-4pm

The rest of Parliament Street and St Sampsons Square will be filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a fun fair and a range of children's activities from Little Vikings. For more information click here.

York Cocoa House - Blake Street
Shop and Cafe open daily from 8.30am

Indulge in all things chocolate at York Cocoa House. Enjoy coffee and cake in the cafe or opt for a delicious Afternoon Chocolate. Purchase handmade Easter Eggs of all sizes in the shop or get creative and take part in a chocolate workshop where you will learn how to work with chocolate and make your own chocolate treat. Book online

York's Chocolate Story - King's Square
Open daily from 10am

Discover why Easter and chocolate have long been associated with York’s Chocolate Story exclusive themed tours.

Prices are £10.50 for adults, £9.50 for students and senior citizens, £8.50 for children (aged 5 – 15) and £32.50 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Best prices are available online.  For more information visit

York Walk - Choccy & Sweetie Tour

Discover York's chocolate and sweetie past with York Walk's special guided tour.
Walks every morning 25th - 28th March for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Meet at the Museum Gardens.
£6 per person, £5 for York Card holders and Students – pay the guide on the day.

Beningbrough Hall
10.30am - 5pm

Bunny has gone down the rabbit hole, travelling through time, as Beningbrough celebrates 300 years since it was built. Join the hunt for Bunny to win a Cadbury chocolate bunny, decorate an egg to try and win a prize in the art workshop (1-3pm), and see who can beat the rest of the family in the egg and spoon races.
Please note, there is a small charge for some activities. Normal admission charges apply. 
For further details see

Goddards - Tadcaster Road
Daily event

Have a go at doing the chocolate orange trail or find out more about the Terry chocolate business in our 10 minute bite sized talks. Make chocolate boxes and enjoy a stroll in the garden overlooking the chocolate factory.

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The Treasurer's House, York
11am - 4pm Daily

Climb the stairs to follow the indoor family trail for a Cadbury sweet treat or head into the garden for games on the lawn. Children of all ages will be able to explore the historic rooms of Treasurer's House, solving clues and spotting bunnies.

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Castle Howard
Daily events

Find the giant eggs nestled among the trees and the giant blooming flowers amid the lush green of spring and claim your prize.

Meet Molly the Rabbit and ride our traditional fairground including children's chair-o-plane, helter skelter and swing boats. Enjoy interactive entertainment with the lost explorers and face painters.
Visit for more information