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Winter - Spring 2022 Activities and Things to do

Here are some things happening York during the Autumn and Winter months.

You can also find free activities to do on our Free Activities page, which can be enjoyed at any time of year.

Explore Libraries - FREE

Harry Potter Book Night at Acomb Explore

FREE! Come along to our Harry Potter Book Night for some potion making and crafts. We’ll talk all about your favourite books and test your Harry Potter knowledge!

Suitable for ages 5+

Thursday 03 Feb 2022 5.30pm - 7pm.

More information and to book visit EventBrite at Acomb Explore

Storytime and Nature Activities with author Catherine Jacob

FREE! Catherine will be delivering a storytime and activity session based around her best-selling rhyming picture book, Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees, illustrated by Lucy Fleming and published by Scholastic. Children will learn all about brilliant bees, nature, community, kindness and caring for the environment, showing even the littlest children that they can make a big difference to the world around them. 

Suitable for 4 - 7 year olds. 

Saturday 26 March 11am - 12nmoon

More information and to book visit the Story time and Nature Adventures EventBrite at York Explore

Families Get Active - FREE

FREE! All places are very limited so sign up via an email to Rebecca at

Families get Active is FREE and for all the family!

Family Ceilidh (Barn dance)

12 Feb 2022 2pm - 4pm

Cost £5 per family at New Earswick Folk Hall


19 Feb 2022 10am - 12:30pm at New Earswick Nature Reserve

Photography walks

Meet at York Art Gallery every Saturday on the following dates in 2022:

  • 29 Jan York Cat Walk
  • 26 Feb Snickleways Walk
  • 26 March Minster Walk
  • 23 April Museum Gardens Walk

Nature runs

Family running - and have some fun!

05 March - 26 March 2022

Times: 10am - 11am.

Ice Trail March 2022! - FREE

York's Ice Trail is back! Only on Sat 5th and Sun 6th March 2022!

For more information visit

Theatre performances

Grand Opera House

Gangsta Granny

David Walliam's Gangsta Granny is being performed at York's Grand Opera House Thursday 03 - Sunday 06 Feb 2022.

For more information visit

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever is being performed at the Grand Opera House on Wed 09 and Thurs 10 March 2022.

For more information visit

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Snow White

Watch a dance show of Snow White. Suitable for all the family. Sat 05 and Sun 06 Feb 2022.

Visit Joseph Rowntree Theatre for more information and to book tickets.

The Wind in the Willows

A classic children's tale suitable for all the family. Performances 27 April - 01 May

Visit Joseph Rowntree Theatre for more information and to book tickets for The Wind in the Willows.

York Theatre Royal

Smeds and The Smoos

The Smeds and The Smoos, based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Schieffer is being performed at York Theatre Royal Sat 29 Jan and Sun 30 Jan 2022.

Fir mire information visit

Oi Dog and Friends

Oi Dog and Friends is being performed at the York Theatre Royal on Mon 04 April and Tue 05 April 2022.

For more information and to book visit

Justin Live - The Big Tour

Cbeebies Justin Fletcher is live on stage Thursday 21 April - Friday 22 April 2022.

For more information and to book visit