Things to do in York this August

Friday 05th August 2016
Book cheap train tickets to York this month and experience a world of incredible festivals and events! Here are 3 of our favourite things to do in York in August and great value train tickets to get you there.

Yorkshire Ebor Festival

York Racecourse (17th-20th August)

Four thrilling and fabulous days of racing descend upon York Racecourse later this month as part of the Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

This is the racecourse’s oldest event and plays host to a range of wonderful days out, including ladies’ day (hats at the ready!) and the prestigious Group One Juddmonte International. Book your train tickets to York and hop on the free shuttle bus to the racecourse.

Fancy a flutter? Find out more at York Racecourse

Chocolate Masterclass

York Cocoa House (Throughout August)

If you’re a fan of the sweet, cocoa stuff then don’t miss the wide range of activities taking place at York Cocoa House all August long.

Take your pick of chocolate model making, where you’ll learn to paint and decorate with edible chocolate paint, and baking master classes – all a short walk from York train station.

Try a taste of all chocolate activities on offer at Visit York

Fossgate Festival

Fossgate (Throughout August)

Fossgate is one of York’s oldest streets and is hosting special Sunday Festivals throughout the summer.

Lined with independent shops, cafes and bars, and home to the beautiful Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the street has bags of character and is the perfect spot to explore on your next day trip to York. Relax in one of the street’s cafes or bars, have fun with the kids, listen to some live music or get up and dance!

Join the fun here.

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