York Chocolate Festival Events -
14th to 17th April

Friday 14th - Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th - Monday 17th

Friday 14th April

Time – 9.30am to 5pm
Location – York Castle Museum, Eye of York
Event – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore (running from April 1 2017- Jan 5 2018)

Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price
Chocolate Eggs - Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs.
Easter Baskets - A self-led activity, make you own Easter basket to take home.
Cost – Museum Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £10, Access Ticket: £5, Children 16 and under: free with one paying adult. YMT Card Holders: Free.


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – St Sampson’s Square
Event – York Chocolate Festival Market
Filled with traders selling their handmade chocolate, desserts and sweets, alongside hot treats such as crepes and churros but also the not so obvious such as alcohol and pies flavoured with chocolate.
Cost – Free entrance


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square
Event - 250 Years of Terry’s (A New Exhibition)
Celebrating the 250th anniversary one of York’s most important companies: Terry’s! Showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decedent chocolate boxes in history (running throughout 2017).

Easter Activities (8th to 24th April) – free with Admission price
A Very Chocolate Easter - A fully guided tour into the Easter of York Past, uncover fun facts about the chocolatiest holiday of all including the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs and watch as the chocolatiers create amazing edible creations. Booking advisable at www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Cost – Attraction Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £11.50, Senior / Student: £10.50, Child: £9.50 (free under 4)


Time – 10.30am to 12.30am
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Kid’s Easter Egg Lollipop Making
Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop.
Cost – Free entrance, drop in any time.


Time – 1pm to 5pm
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Chocolate Demonstrations
Local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Demonstrations will be each hour, on the hour - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Cost – Free entrance, drop in and take a seat


Time - 2:30pm
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event – Easter Egg Decorating
Create your very own Easter egg! You will hand paint your design into your egg mould before choosing your favourite chocolate to work with. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off or share!
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at http://www.yorkcocoahouse.co.uk


Time - 4pm
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event - Easter Bunny & Spring Chicks Chocolate Model Making
Handpainting your mould, then using your favourite chocolate to create your very own Easter Bunny or Spring Chick. Then beautifully package to take home.
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at http://www.yorkcocoahouse.co.uk

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Saturday 15th April

Time – 9.30am to 5pm
Location – York Castle Museum, Eye of York
Event – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore (running from April 1 2017- Jan 5 2018)

Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price
Chocolate Eggs - Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs.
Easter Baskets - A self-led activity, make you own Easter basket to take home.
Cost – Museum Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £10, Access Ticket: £5, Children 16 and under: free with one paying adult. YMT Card Holders: Free.


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – St Sampson’s Square
Event – York Chocolate Festival Market
Filled with traders selling their handmade chocolate, desserts and sweets, alongside hot treats such as crepes and churros but also the not so obvious such as alcohol and pies flavoured with chocolate.
Cost – Free entrance


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square
Event - 250 Years of Terry’s (A New Exhibition)
Celebrating the 250th anniversary one of York’s most important companies: Terry’s! Showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decedent chocolate boxes in history (running throughout 2017).

Easter Activities (8th to 24th April) – free with Admission price
A Very Chocolate Easter - A fully guided tour into the Easter of York Past, uncover fun facts about the chocolatiest holiday of all including the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs and watch as the chocolatiers create amazing edible creations. Booking advisable at www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Cost – Attraction Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £11.50, Senior / Student: £10.50, Child: £9.50 (free under 4)


Time – 10.30am to 12.30am
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Kid’s Easter Egg Lollipop Making
Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop.
Cost – Free entrance, drop in any time.


Time – 11.30am
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event – Easter Egg Decorating
Create your very own Easter egg! You will hand paint your design into your egg mould before choosing your favourite chocolate to work with. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off or share!
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at www.yorkschocolatestory.com


Time – 1pm to 5pm
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Chocolate Demonstrations
Local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Demonstrations will be each hour, on the hour - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Cost – Free entrance, drop in and take a seat

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Sunday 16th April

Time – 9.30am to 5pm
Location – York Castle Museum, Eye of York
Event – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore (running from April 1 2017- Jan 5 2018)

Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price
Chocolate Eggs - Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs.
Easter Baskets - A self-led activity, make you own Easter basket to take home.
Cost – Museum Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £10, Access Ticket: £5, Children 16 and under: free with one paying adult. YMT Card Holders: Free.


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – St Sampson’s Square
Event – York Chocolate Festival Market
Filled with traders selling their handmade chocolate, desserts and sweets, alongside hot treats such as crepes and churros but also the not so obvious such as alcohol and pies flavoured with chocolate.
Cost – Free entrance


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square
Event - 250 Years of Terry’s (A New Exhibition)
Celebrating the 250th anniversary one of York’s most important companies: Terry’s! Showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decedent chocolate boxes in history (running throughout 2017).

Easter Activities (8th to 24th April) – free with Admission price
A Very Chocolate Easter - A fully guided tour into the Easter of York Past, uncover fun facts about the chocolatiest holiday of all including the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs and watch as the chocolatiers create amazing edible creations. Booking advisable at www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Cost – Attraction Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £11.50, Senior / Student: £10.50, Child: £9.50 (free under 4)


Time – 10.30am to 12.30am
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Kid’s Easter Egg Lollipop Making
Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop.
Cost – Free entrance, drop in any time.


Time – 11am
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event - Easter Bunny & Spring Chicks Chocolate Model Making
Handpainting your mould, then using your favourite chocolate to create your very own Easter Bunny or Spring Chick. Then beautifully package to take home.
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at www.yorkschocolatestory.com


Time – 1pm to 5pm
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Chocolate Demonstrations
Local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Demonstrations will be each hour, on the hour - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Cost – Free entrance, drop in and take a seat


Time – 1.30pm
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event – Chocolate Truffle Making
Create your own chocolate truffles, and then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you can hand dip and then decorate your chocolates before before taking them home.
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at www.yorkschocolatestory.com


Time – 3pm
Location – York Cocoa House, Blake Street
Event – Easter Egg Decorating
Create your very own Easter egg! You will hand paint your design into your egg mould before choosing your favourite chocolate to work with. You will then beautifully packaging your creations to take home and show off or share!
Cost – Adult £17.50, Child £12.50. Booking necessary at www.yorkschocolatestory.com

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Monday 17th April

Time – 9.30am to 5pm
Location – York Castle Museum, Eye of York
Event – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore (running from April 1 2017- Jan 5 2018)

Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price
Chocolate Eggs - Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs.
Easter Baskets - A self-led activity, make you own Easter basket to take home.
Cost – Museum Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £10, Access Ticket: £5, Children 16 and under: free with one paying adult. YMT Card Holders: Free.


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – St Sampson’s Square
Event – York Chocolate Festival Market
Filled with traders selling their handmade chocolate, desserts and sweets, alongside hot treats such as crepes and churros but also the not so obvious such as alcohol and pies flavoured with chocolate.
Cost – Free entrance


Time – 10am to 5pm
Location – York’s Chocolate Story, King’s Square
Event - 250 Years of Terry’s (A New Exhibition)
Celebrating the 250th anniversary one of York’s most important companies: Terry’s! Showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decedent chocolate boxes in history (running throughout 2017).

Easter Activities (8th to 24th April) – free with Admission price
A Very Chocolate Easter - A fully guided tour into the Easter of York Past, uncover fun facts about the chocolatiest holiday of all including the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs and watch as the chocolatiers create amazing edible creations. Booking advisable at www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Cost – Attraction Admission Price, pay on the door.
Adult: £11.50, Senior / Student: £10.50, Child: £9.50 (free under 4)


Time – 10.30am to 12.30am
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Kid’s Easter Egg Lollipop Making
Each morning we’ll be joined by York Cocoa House, who will lead a drop-in chocolate Easter lolly workshop.
Cost – Free entrance, drop in any time.


Time – 1pm to 5pm
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Chocolate Demonstrations
Local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Demonstrations will be each hour, on the hour - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Cost – Free entrance, drop in and take a seat

Time – 4pm
Location – Demonstration Area, St Sampson’s Square
Event – Easter Trail Prize Draw
In association with the Lord Mayor’s Charities, an Easter Trail is being held over the Bank Holiday weekend. Fun for all the family, wandering around the city collecting clues. Completed entries to be handed in at the Demonstration area for a chocolate gift!.
A Grand Prize Draw will be held at 4pm
Cost - £3 per trail sheet, to be picked up from Visit York Information Centre

 

Anytime – During or after the Festival  

Five Rowntrees Walks
Five unique walks around the city that show you Rowntrees history.
Booklet with information for these walks can be picked up at the information point (demonstration area) on St Sampson’s Square.
Price – A donation would be greatly appreciated.

“A Very Terry Easter”
Goddards House and Garden
15th April – 23rd April
Come and join in some very chocolatey fun! From chocolate trails, to blindfold taste tests and chocolate box making and chocolate talks. Enjoy a very Terry Easter and indulge in some chocolate orange cake in the dining room; and then walk it off with a breath of fresh air in the garden!

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