- York Chocolate Festival: 5th to 9th April
Learn more about York’s rich chocolate history and sample some of the city’s finest cocoa at York Chocolate Festival. There’ll be workshops, free chocolate lollipop or egg making, chocolate tastings and a festival market. Find out more here.
- York’s Easter Egg-stravaganza: 1st to 16th April
City Cruise and York’s Chocolate Story are hiding 16 eggs across the city over a two-week period, with some exciting Easter goodies to be won! One egg will be hidden at 10am each day, with prizes including 2x Fish & Chips Cruise tickets from City Cruises and a family ticket for York's Chocolate Story, with the main prize being donated by a local business. Listen to YO1 Radio each morning for hints and clues about the locations of the hidden eggs. Find out more here.
- Holy Week and Easter Highlight Services at York Minster: 2nd to 9th April
York Minster’s highlight services during the season of Easter can be found here, including services and Choral Evensong on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
- Paint your own Easter Egg at York Mansion House: 2nd to 4th April
Get creative and paint your very own egg for someone special or to enjoy yourself. Set in the beautiful Georgian State Room of York Mansion House with views up to the Minster, learn more about the city’s unique and fascinating chocolate history. The delicious hand-crafted white chocolate eggs are from a fantastic local chocolatier Ashley McCarthy, as seen on channel 4’s ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’. Dark chocolate vegan friendly option available upon request. Find out more here.
- Hoppy Easter at Mother Shipton’s: 1st to 16th April
Hop along to explore the new Easter Bunny Tipi Trail where lots of cracking surprises are waiting to be found. Immerse yourself in delightful Easter Stories with Daisy Maisy the Storyteller and plant your very own seeds of Spring with Tumbleweed the Gardener. If you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the Easter Bunny himself! Find out more here.
- Easter Church Open Day at St Michael le Belfrey: 1st April
St Michael le Belfrey will be open for you to pray or just enjoy being in this historic place of peace in the centre of York. Throughout the day there will storytelling, short gospel talks, live music and refreshments. We will also be having a bake sale headed up by our children and youth team to help raise money for our Impact project for the restoration of our church building. Find out more here.
- Easter Camp and Games Showdown at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate: 3rd to 14th April
Camp QE returns with a 4-day Easter Camp at Queen Ethelburga's, with a Games Showdown week taking place after Easter weekend. Activities include: Themed activities, Pool Inflatable, Pool Party, Baking, Sports and many more. Find out more here.