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JORVIK Viking Festival 2020

15th February - 23rd February 2020

JORVIK Viking Festival 2020

Visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.

Highlights, 

Vikings in the encampment

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Viking Encampment

Meet the Vikings who have gathered in Jorvik!

Family Friendly,  Free,  Highlights,  Living History, 

Viking sea serpent on Middleton cross

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Magic & Mystery: Seafaring Sagas and Spells

Discover Norse beliefs about sorcerers, shapeshifters and sea monsters.

Exhibitions,  Family Friendly, 

Have a go sword JORVIK Viking festival 2020

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Have a Go Sword

Prepare for battle with our sword-fighting activity

Family Friendly,  Hands On, 

Your Dig: Help for Heroes

15th February - 23rd February 2020

YourDIG: Help for Heroes

Experience art, music, artefacts, poetry and more on the theme of Viking travel and trade

Exhibitions,  Family Friendly, 

City tour viking history of york

15th February - 20th February 2020

City Tour: The Development of Jorvik – 10.30-12

Join your Viking guide on a tour of Viking and Saxon York.

Talks & Tours,  Walks, 

City tour viking history of york

15th February - 21st February 2020

City Tour: The Development of Jorvik – 3.30-5

Join your Viking guide on a tour of Viking and Saxon York.

Talks & Tours,  Walks, 

Viking family riddle tour

15th February - 20th February 2020

Family City Tour: Viking Riddle Challenge!

Kids will love exploring York via genuine Viking and Saxon riddles, led by a Viking guide!

Family Friendly,  Talks & Tours,  Walks, 

15th February - 23rd February 2020

Fringe Event – The Dragon’s Trail

Siggy, the Lord Mayor’s dragon has gone missing – and needs your help to find him before it’s too late! Where is he hiding? Can you solve the puzzles and track him down?

Fringe, 

Viking crafting for kids

17th February - 21st February 2020

Viking Crafting for Kids

Try your hand at Viking crafting!

Family Friendly,  Hands On,