Saturday 7th April



All Day Events

The Chocolate Market - 
The Chocolate Market will take place throughout Parliament Street and will be open from 9.30am - 5.30pm 

The Chocolate Festival Marquee,  St Sampson's Square, York, YO1 9QT  
Chocolate Cafe, demonstrations, tastings and workshops will take place throughout the day in the festival marquee 
from 10am - 7.00pm 

The Little Chocolate FactorySt Sampson's Square, York, YO1 9QT 
Create your own chocolate Easter Egg at the Chocolate Festival Marquee with the chocolate team from York Cocoa House 
Taking place daily throughout the festival 10am - 5pm

Chocolate - York's Sweet Story, King's Square - Chocolatey Fun and Games at York's new attraction 
Try your luck at a range of Chocolate Challenges, where you’ll be able to battle your wits and show off your chocolate skills! 
York's newest visitor attraction CHOCOLATE – York’s Sweet Story is open daily 10am – 5.30pm. 
For more information about York's newest attraction visit www.yorkssweetstory.com

Wired High Ropes Challenge Easter Egg Hunt
This fabulous Fun outdoor activity is from 7 years upwards and has the added challenge of finding hidden eggs along the course. 
This Easter you can Work off the chocolate or allow yourself more after this Physical test of balance and agility!
Web Adventure Park, The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road, YO32 2RH

The Balloon TreeGate Helmsley, Near York
Visit The Balloon Tree to take part in a special Easter Trail Treasure Hunt to earn your chocolatey reward at the end. 
Taking place daily throughout the festival 9.30am - 5.00pm. For more information visit www.theballoontree.co.uk



10am - 1.00pm The Lord Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt
Set out from JORVIK on a city-wide quest for chocolate visiting six different locations around York with a treat at each stop! 
Families are invited to join in on what is bound to be a 'cracking' day! The hunt starts at 10am and participants are to start no later than 12 noon. Collect your treasure sheet from JORVIK, £1.50 per child (includes admission to the Mansion House and Micklegate Bar). It's bound to be a mad scramble!


10.30am - Choccy and Sweetie Tour by York Walk

A delicious tour - hear the history of Terrys and Rowntrees, visit chocolate and sweetie shops and taste free samples. 
Walks start at the Museum Gardens Gates on Museum Street. 
Tickets are available at the start of the walk, Adults £5.50, Concessions £5.00 For further information about York Walks visit www.yorkwalk.co.uk 


11am Easter Egg Making Hands-on Chocolate Making Workshop with York Cocoa House


During this hands-on workshop all participants will get stuck in, working to temper chocolate to create a chocolate Easter Egg to be filled with chocolate truffles and mini eggs. Get stuck in learning how to make a Chocolate Easter Egg to hold all of your special chocolates. 

You will make your chocolate egg, you will then need to leave it to set for an hour before beautifully packaging your creation to take home and show off, share or maybe just enjoy!

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance yorkchocolatefestivalworkshopeastereggmaking.eventbrite.com


12 - 2pm - Chocolate Lunch at Meltons Restaurant, Scarcroft Road
Enjoy this special 4 course chocolate lunch of : White Chocolate and Truffle Oil Risotto, Chorizo-Chocolate Croute,  
Daube of Beef with a Red Wine Sauce Scented with Bitter Chocolate followed by Trio of Chocolate 
Tickets are £28 per person, please call 01904 634341 to book

2.00pm - 3.00pm Chocolate Truffle Making Hands-on Chocolate Workshop with York Cocoa House

Get stuck in learning how to make gorgeous chocolate truffles. 

During this hands-on workshop all participants will work to create some gorgeous chocolate truffles that you will hand dip in tempered chocolate before decorating. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off, share or maybe just enjoy! Tickets are £5 for adults and `£3.50 for children and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance at yorkchocolatefestivalworkshopchocolatetruffles.eventbrite.com


2.00pm - Choccy and Sweetie Tour by York Walk

A delicious tour - hear the history of Terrys and Rowntrees, visit chocolate and sweetie shops and taste free samples. 
Walks start at the Museum Gardens Gates on Museum Street. Tickets are available at the start of the walk, Adults £5.50, Concessions £5.00
For further information about York Walks visit www.yorkwalk.co.uk 

3.00pm
- Chocolate A Virtuous Confection
Chocolate Tea & Talk at The Mansion House

A look at Chocolates' journey through English social history by Dr Annie Gray, Food Historian, will look at the often vitriolic debates surrounding the acceptability of chocolate under Queen Anne as well as its development as a luxury drink. Attendees will discover tastes of recipes from 1651.

Tickets are £5 and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance yorkchocolatefestivalavirtuousconfection.eventbrite.com


The chocolate cup to the right is a 17th C goblet made from a coconut shell, it was presented to the city by J.B. Morrell following his time as Lord Mayor of York, it currently resides in the Mansion House.




6.00pm - Chocolate and Wine Tasting - Chocolate Festival Marquee, St Sampson's Square
Join Karen Hardwick of the Wine Academy to enjoy a comparative wine and chocolate tasting. Discover the influence of the "terroir" in the growing of grapes, much of the terminology we use to discus wine can now be applied to the world of chocolate. During the tasting you will enjoy a range of wines and chocolates typical of the terroirs in which they are grown.
Tickets are £5 and are available at the York Chocolate Festival Marquee in St Sampson's Square or on-line in advance yorkchocolatefestivalwinetasting.eventbrite.com