Snooks Trail Sponsors

Discover the remarkable businesses who have proudly sponsored the Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event. Each sponsor brings their unique perspective, passion, and commitment to the trail, making it a true celebration of community and creativity.

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Make it York

Make It York is York's hub for destination management, promoting the city's unique blend of heritage and culture. Through Visit York, we engage both locals and tourists while also managing the iconic Shambles Market, enriching the city's appeal as a vibrant destination.


St Leonard's Hospice

St Leonard’s Hospice is well respected charity that has been serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for more than 35 years. They provide care and support to people facing life-limiting illnesses and bereavement. Your support will make a huge difference to those that need their care.


Middletons Hotel

Middletons Hotel has always been a huge supporter of the annual York Ice Trail, so when Make It York announced the Snooks Trail 2024, it was an event we were keen to be involved in. Not only is it an exciting new experience that’s accessible to all, but it’s an opportunity to encourage visitors into the city while also supporting St Leonard’s Hospice - a charity very close to our hearts.

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City Cruises York

We are ecstatic to continue to support both St. Leonard's and Make it York, and eagerly participate in the Snook's Trail—an exuberant celebration of York's heritage. As proud sponsors, we can’t wait to embrace the spirit of this remarkable trail and experience the wonders it has to offer.

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York Park & Ride

Getting into York couldn't be simpler with York Park & Ride! Just park for free at one of the 6 easy to reach sites around York, hop on a zero-emission, electric bus running as frequently as every 12 minutes, and spend your time enjoying the trail! It's a cost-effective option, with an Adult Return ticket just £3.60 with up to three children traveling for free. Getting your ticket is easy too - simply download the First Bus App!


JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre is a truly unique museum attraction, based in the heart of York, welcoming visitors since 1984. As an educational charity, supporting other charitable project aligns with our values.


York's Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story offers an exciting and educational guided-tour through the fascinating history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about its origins and take part in interactive exhibits and chocolate-making. We’ve chosen to be involved in the Snooks trail as it provides a fantastic opportunity to enhance the profile of the beautiful city of York and allows visitors to delve deeper into York's incredibly rich heritage.

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York BID

The York BID have a remit to enhance the city centre and improve the overall experience had by residents and visitors alike, the Snooks trail is a brilliant way for people of all ages to explore the wider geography of our amazing city and have a great time whilst doing it.

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Yorkshire Museum and York Museum Gardens

The Yorkshire Museum showcases some of Britain's finest Roman, Viking, Medieval and Jurassic finds within the beautiful historic setting of the Museum Gardens. The gardens welcome over 1.3 million visitors a year and it is a brilliant place for a Snook to be found reading a book. Along with the support for St Leonard's Hospice this is a great project to be involved in.


YDL Distribution and Logistics

One of North Yorkshire's largest independent carriers, offering Storage and Warehousing services and specialising in Parcel and Pallet Distribution. Proud to be part of our local community and we take pride in supporting local Charity and Community Projects.

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York Mumbler

We are so proud to be 'Fostering' a Snook and want to make sure that the families of York can enjoy this trail. We see it as an opportunity to bring the family community together. We're so proud to be involved in supporting St Leonards and of course the Foster Team here in York.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott York

Delta Hotels by Marriott York are very excited to be apart of this exciting new trail that is coming to York in 2024 and working in partnership with the team at Little Vikings.

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Little Vikings - York for Kids

As champions of family-friendly York, Little Vikings (York for kids) is delighted to be supporting the Snooks Trail. We can't wait to see local and visiting children enjoying the trail with their families, exploring the city, having fun and creating life-long memories.

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York Central Partnership

York Central is one of the largest brownfield sites in England. Located next to the the railway station, the 45 hectare mixed-use development site has the potential to bring a valuable piece of York city centre to life. Being involved with the Snooks trail means we can share more information about the development to more people, as well as celebrating culture within the city of York.

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York Barbican

As a hub for the communities in York and North Yorkshire, York Barbican is honoured to play such an integral part in the Snooks Trail to support St Leonard's Hospice. Our unique position allows us to expand the awareness of the great work that St Leonard's Hospice does daily, with some additional surprises along the way.


London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is on a mission to transform rail travel. Our new modern Azuma fleet of trains continue more than a hundred years of LNER tradition - setting new, higher standards in comfort, reliability and customer experience. LNER calls at more than 50 stations along almost a thousand miles on the East Coast route. We are proud of the destinations we serve and with our Headquarters in York, we are delighted to be supporting the Snooks Trail.

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National Railway Museum

We are so happy to give a home to a Snook nestled between our famous locomotives. See if you can spot our Snook on your next visit, it is hiding opposite a famous blue steam train (the fastest in the world!). Our Snook is special, you can draw on them! Pick up a piece chalk and decorate them with your own locomotive design. Look around and be inspired by our collection.

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We are one of the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement businesses and we operate in the UK, Ireland and Canada. We also have international investments in India, China and Singapore. We help our 18.7 million customers make the most out of life, plan for the future, and have the confidence that if things go wrong we’ll be there to put it right. We have been taking care of people for more than 325 years, in line with our purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. In 2022, we paid £23.2 billion in claims and benefits to our customers.

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York Fostering Service, City of York Council

We’re shining a light on the amazing work our foster carers do supporting local children and young people who can’t live with their own families. Our foster carers are ordinary people, doing an extraordinary role. If you’re over the age of 21, have a spare room and would like to help change a child’s life through fostering, we’d love to love to talk to you. Visit or call 01904 555678 for more information.

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Greatest Hits Radio

Where Legends Live On. ⚡️ Ken Bruce and Simon Mayo play the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s.


Art of Protest Projects (AoPP)

Art of Protest Projects is a York based arts and engagement business who use the practice of Street Art to connect with young people of all backgrounds and diversities. This complements our main business which is curating and creating large scale Street Art programmes throughout the cities and towns of the UK.

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York St John University

York St John University is a high quality, friendly university with a campus based in the centre of the historic City of York. We have been teaching people from across the world for 180 years. We are passionate about giving our students a teaching and learning environment that is safe, exciting, inclusive and inspirational. We deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduates programmes in Education, Sport, Psychology, Health, Business, Art and Design, Law and Computing. Our research is work-leading and underpinned by our commitment to Social Justice. As proud sponsors Make it York’s Snook’s Trail, we are delighted to be supporting St. Leonard's Hospice and celebrating York’s heritage.

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The York Roast Co

As a thriving family business in York, we're proud community contributors. Joining the Snook Trail allows us to celebrate our city's heritage through art, fostering civic pride and engagement. Supporting St Leonards Hospice, we embrace our role in York's story. This high-profile event aligns with our values, connecting us with visitors and residents, making a meaningful impact on the city's culture and economy. Excited to have fun with our customers, trail visitors, and fellow local businesses, this adventure embodies our love to York's vibrant community.