Year Round Chocolate Activities

While you're visiting York there are many chocolatey delights for you to discover that make York the Home of Chocolate to be enjoyed and explored all year round. 

Places to Visit

Visit the former home of Noel Terry of the famous York chocolate-making firm, Terry's of York and get a glimpse into the family home and the working chocolate factory. 
Open 11am - 5pm Wednesdays - Sundays 
For further information please visit

The Mansion House
Visit the official residence of the Lord Mayor and discover how the Chocolate industry built York through trade and democracy. 
The Mansion House is open for tours 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm 
Thursdays, Friday's and Saturday's.
For further information and for private tours please visit

York's Chocolate Story
York’s Chocolate Story is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. A visit to York’s CHOCOLATE Story is the perfect start to discovering the important role which York has played in how we enjoy chocolate in the UK today. 
Prices are £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for students and senior citizens, £7.50 for children (aged 5 – 15) and £28 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). Best prices are available online. The attraction is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tour 5pm). For more information visit

York Cocoa House 
Discover the wonderful world of chocolate in the heart of York, the chocolate city. At York Cocoa House, everything is with chocolate, even the breakfast, lunch and ocasional dinner menus. Try the Chocolate Afternoon Tea, see chocolates being made, discover chocolate combinations with products from across Yorkshire or turn your hand at making your own chocolate treats or learn chocolate making skills in the chocolate workshop.
Open daily 8.30am - 6.00pm - Sundays - 10.30am - 5.30pm 
For more information please visit 

Chocolate Trails and Information

The Rowntree Society 
The Rowntree Society, is a charity set up to try to ensure that the work and ideas of the Rowntree family continue to influence a new generation. The Rowntree Society shares information about Joseph Rowntree, the famous chocolate manufacturer and philanthropist, and other members of the family, including his son, Seebohm Rowntree.
The Rowntree Society have created a walking trail that you can take around York

Treasure Trails 
Take a treasure hunt around York with a difference 

York Chocolate Trail 
Walk around the Home of Chocolate with a copy of the York Chocolate Trail from Visit York or York Cocoa House and make your way around York's chocolate history to York's Chocolate Story in King's Square. Alternatively down-load your copy here -