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What’s on: Easter breaks in York and more

York is a gorgeous city, full of history and fascinating sights. Though it’s been around for thousands of years and is one of the oldest cities in the UK, it’s also thoroughly modern, with plenty of culture and events for all tastes.

As we’re coming up to Easter (27th March) and a long weekend break for many of us, it’s still not too late to plan a great weekend break away from home. To help you decide where to go this Easter, here’s the best of what York has to offer this month.

10 – 23 Mar – York Literature Festival (multiple venues)

This exciting two-week event is a must for all lovers of literature, poetry and the spoken word. With guests this year including Michael Portillo, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Val McDermid, an unmissable event.

25 Mar – 10 Apr – Build your own Flying Scotsman (National Railway Museum)

A fascinating opportunity for little ones to build their own replica of the world-famous train and learn more about how it works.

25 – 28 Mar – York Chocolate Festival (Parliament Street)

Every chocoholic should find the time to drop by the Chocolate Festival, with demonstrations and ‘make your own’ workshops showing you how tasty treats are made.

25 – 28 Mar – Easter Festival Farmer’s Market (Parliament Street)

Shop from a wide selection of local Yorkshire produce – pies and fresh ingredients aplenty!

27 Mar – Big DIG Easter Egg Trail

Kids will love solving puzzles and searching for treats in this Easter Egg Hunt.

25 Mar – 31 May – A Gift from the Whole Nation (Harewood House)

A special exhibition showcasing gifts from home sent to soldiers in the First World War, this promises to be a moving and informational display.

27 Mar – Easter services (York Minster)

Celebrate Easter at York Minster with Solemn Eucharist, Choral Matins and Solemn Evensong followed by a procession to the Easter Garden.

As you can see there are plenty of events and goings-on of all kinds in York this Easter break. Why not book your visit today?

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