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News Release – Issued by York's CHOCOLATE Story

Mothering Sunday: Mothers go free at York’s CHOCOLATE Story!

York’s CHOCOLATE Story will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year with free entry to the attraction for all mothers!*

Stephen Spencer, General Manager at York’s CHOCOLATE Story commented: “A visit to York’s CHOCOLATE Story is the perfect way to treat mums and get into the good books this year! Avoid the usual flowers and come on our tour to discover the history of chocolate and the city’s greatest chocolate creations.”

Visitors will be able to watch the attraction’s team of chocolatiers will be creating a special range of chocolates specifically for mothers, in the production kitchen. They’ll even be a chance to get hands on and create your own chocolate bar to take home for your mother!

York’s CHOCOLATE Story, located in King’s Sqaure in the heart of York, provides a fascinating fully guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations.

Visitors can discover chocolate’s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.While other northern centres made their wealth from wool, cotton and steel, York went its own sweet way and built a city from chocolate. This great tradition continues to this day, where all over the city there are echoes of York's chocolate past.

*Free entry will be provided to all Mother’s when accompanied by their son or daughter. Available on walk up tickets only.

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Admission prices:

Adult £9.95

Concession £8.95

Child (aged 4-15) £7.95

Children under 4 are free

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £29.50

Family of Five (2 adults and 3 children) £35

The attraction is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tour 5pm). Closed on 25th December and 1st January.

The attraction is divided into three key zones for visitors:

Story Zone- the journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America and continues through the history of chocolate’s founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations.

Factory Zone- learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how the experts do it.

The Indulgence Zone- put new knowledge into practice and choose from a selection of chocolate drinks and treats in the Chocolate Café and Shop.

We advise booking your tour online in advance at