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This York-wide celebration is the largest event of its kind in Europe and runs throughout half term from 14-22 February. Featuring a huge programme of events, it’s both educational and exciting. Kids can take part in a Viking Warrior Challenge, learn about Norse Songs & Games, and learn to dress the Viking way. Meanwhile, little ones can learn about Viking farming techniques or listen to children’s author Jeremy Strong chatting about his hilarious Viking stories. There’s also the annual Best Beard contest and much more besides.
Free and ticketed events www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/events/

The best family days out for half term

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