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Helping You Organise Your Group Visit to York

York is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe, home to world class attractions like National Railway MuseumJORVIK Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, York's CHOCOLATE Story and The York Dungeon as well as York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral north of the Alps. You can see these attractions and more with York Pass - the official sightseeing pass for York.

Food and drink in the city is taken quite seriously, with hundreds of pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from you won’t struggle for places to try.

The city plays host to popular annual events like St Nicholas Fair, York’s Food and Drink Festival and world class racing at York Racecourse.

For these reasons, and many more, you should make sure your group or association visits York. What's more, our free accommodation finding service and local knowledge the Visit York Group Travel Desk is on hand to take the stress out of organising your visit to York allowing you to enjoy more.

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26 September 2014 to 01 March 2015

Trainspotting at National Railway MuseumFri 26 Sep 2014 - Sun 1 Mar 2015Explore the adventure and nostalgia associated with Trainspotting, one of the most common pastimes for boys in the 1950s and 1960s, with a variety of events.

01 March 2015 to 01 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 1 Mar 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

01 March 2015 to 01 March 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 1 Mar 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

02 March 2015 to 02 March 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 2 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

03 March 2015 to 03 March 2015

A life of pie – A Kitchen Social event at Yorkshire Food FinderTue 3 Mar 2015A practical yet informal demonstration of the art of pie making as much for the summer as for when the nights draw in and winter beckons. What’s more you get to take home the fruits of your labour.

03 March 2015 to 03 March 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 3 Mar 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle at National Centre for Early MusicWed 4 Mar 2015A rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians, who are also members of the BBC's acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

Getting the Most From Your Plot at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensWed 4 Mar 2015Join Tony Chalcraft on this half-day Organic Vegetable Gardening Course where he will show you how to get the most from your vegetable garden, whatever the size, and have fresh vegetables all year round.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 4 Mar 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

A Cartoon History of Here at York Explore Library Wed 4 Mar 2015Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! A unique live-action, fast-flowing adventure with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. Two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

Trio Da Kali at National Centre for Early MusicThu 5 Mar 2015Hailing from the Mande culture of Mali in West Africa, this trio returns to the original spirit of griot music with a fresh, contemporary voice.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 5 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

Creative Felt Art at Liz Foster DesignThu 5 Mar 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour, texture and composition though felt-making.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreThu 5 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 5 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

Make Your Own Handbag at York Castle MuseumFri 6 Mar 2015Design and make a small day bag or a stunning evening bag to match your outfit, inspired by the Museum’s collections and all under the guidance of The Silver Thimble tutor, Kath Allaway.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 6 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreFri 6 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 6 Mar 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Late Music Concerts - Ian Pace at St Saviourgate Unitarian ChapelSat 7 Mar 2015Small is beautiful – exploring the miniature form in contemporary music

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSat 7 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreSat 7 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson at Scarborough Spa Sat 7 Mar 2015An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Mar 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Cocoa Bean to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Mar 2015Learn the full magic of working with chocolate from the raw bean itself to making actual chocolate. We’ll share with you the secrets of the chocolate making process, to creating a rich dark chocolate of your very own.

07 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Life Class - Working from the Model at Yorkshire Museum & GardensSat 7 - Sun 8 Mar 2015Laraine Simpson, our experienced artist and tutor, will guide you through your own experiments with OPAQUES techniques and the use of colour in painting the nude figure.

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Mother's Day - Silver Bangles at Yorkshire Museum & GardensSun 8 Mar 2015Dads, daughters, sons and Mums – spend some time together looking at the Yorkshire Museum’s star objects for inspiration to make your mum or loved one something to treasure this Mothers Day.

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSun 8 Mar 2015Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 8 Mar 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 8 Mar 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

09 March 2015 to 09 March 2015

Wedding Open Evening at The Grange HotelMon 9 Mar 2015A special venue for your perfect day....

09 March 2015 to 09 March 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 9 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

10 March 2015 to 10 March 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 10 Mar 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Images of a disappeared York at Bedern Hall Company LimitedWed 11 Mar 2015We are delighted to welcome local Historian Peter Stanhope to help answer these questions with one of his popular lectures on our City's history.

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Pennine Provender at Yorkshire Food FinderWed 11 Mar 2015Great ice cream, cheese, charcuterie and more from last of the Summer Wine Country with two great meals at Tim Bilton's stunning Spiced Pear restaurant

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 11 Mar 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

The Wedding Singer at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 12 Mar 2015Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 12 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Baking With Chocolate at York Cocoa HouseThu 12 Mar 2015If you’re going to bake why would you not put chocolate in it? Learn how to work with pure cacao mass, cocoa powder and chocolate to get the perfect chocolate effect in your baking.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Apprenticeship Recruitment Event at City of York Council Headquarters Thu 12 Mar 2015To support National Apprenticeship Week 2015, both large and small employers from across the city will be showcasing their Apprenticeship vacancies at City of York Council’s third Apprenticeship Recruitment Event.

03 March 2015 to 14 March 2015

South Pacific at York Theatre RoyalTue 3 - Sat 14 Mar 2015York Light Opera returns with one of the best known musicals of all time.

26 February 2015 to 22 March 2015

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at Merchant Adventurers' HallThu 26 Feb - Sun 22 Mar 2015Theatre Mill Presents...'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde This won’t just change the face of science; it will change the world...

30 January 2015 to 03 May 2015

Churchill’s Final Journey at National Railway MuseumFri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 20152015 marks 40 years since the opening of the National Railway Museum in York (25 September 2015). We’ll be marking this very special milestone with a fantastic programme of special events and exhibitions.

28 February 2015 to 01 November 2015

Royals: then and now at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & GardensSat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2015The hugely successful 'Royals: then and now' display returns for a second year with a new collection of portraits.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.

08 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

From Cradle to Grave at York Castle MuseumFri 8 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This exhibition focuses on the history of three rites of passage - birth, marriage and death.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

York Castle Prison at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

The Sixties at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016The Sixties exhibition aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

28 June 2014 to 06 July 2017

1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.

18 July 2013 to 31 December 2020

Chocolate Events at City Of YorkThu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

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