Time – 9.30am to 5pm Location – York Castle Museum, Eye of York Event – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore (running from April 1 2017- Jan 5 2018)
Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price Chocolate Eggs - Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs. Easter Baskets - A self-led activity, make you own Easter basket to take home. Cost – Museum Admission Price, pay on the door. Adult: £10, Access Ticket: £5, Children 16 and under: free with one paying adult. YMT Card Holders: Free.
Time – 10am to 5pm Location – St Sampson’s Square Event – York Chocolate Festival Market Filled with traders selling their handmade chocolate, desserts and sweets, alongside hot treats such as crepes and churros but also the not so obvious such as alcohol and pies flavoured with chocolate. Cost – Free entrance
Time – 10am to 5pm Location – York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square Event - 250 Years of Terry’s (A New Exhibition) Celebrating the 250th anniversary one of York’s most important companies: Terry’s! Showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decedent chocolate boxes in history (running throughout 2017).
Easter Activities (8th to 24th April) – free with Admission price A Very Chocolate Easter - A fully guided tour into the Easter of York Past, uncover fun facts about the chocolatiest holiday of all including the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs and watch as the chocolatiers create amazing edible creations. Booking advisable at www.yorkschocolatestory.com Cost – Attraction Admission Price, pay on the door. Adult: £11.50, Senior / Student: £10.50, Child: £9.50 (free under 4)
Time – 10.30am to 12.30am Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square Event – Kid’s Easter Egg Lollipop Making Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop. Cost – Free entrance, drop in any time.
Time – 11.30am Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street Event – Easter Egg Decorating Create your very own Easter egg! You will hand paint your design into your egg mould before choosing your favourite chocolate to work with. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off or share! Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50.
Time – 1pm to 5pm Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square Event – Chocolate Demonstrations Local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Demonstrations will be each hour, on the hour - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Cost – Free entrance, drop in and take a seat
Five Rowntrees Walks Five unique walks around the city that show you Rowntrees history. Booklet with information for these walks can be picked up at the information point (demonstration area) on St Sampson’s Square. Price – A donation would be greatly appreciated.
“A Very Terry Easter” Goddards House and Garden 15th April – 23rd April Come and join in some very chocolatey fun! From chocolate trails, to blindfold taste tests and chocolate box making and chocolate talks. Enjoy a very Terry Easter and indulge in some chocolate orange cake in the dining room; and then walk it off with a breath of fresh air in the garden!